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Thread: All around powder for 30 cal rifles? (30-30, .308, 300 whetherby mag...)

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    For 308 Winchester

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggin View Post
    I got a question while we ate on the subject. I don't wanna hijack Tazlaws thread but my son in law and myself are on the search. What's a good starting load with H4895 and a 150grn gas check boolit?
    H4895 works well with cast and jacketed bullets over a wide range of speeds. Search on "Hodgdon reduced rifle loads" for a PDF on light loads. Excellent loading data are available here:

    http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tatume View Post
    H4895 works well with cast and jacketed bullets over a wide range of speeds. Search on "Hodgdon reduced rifle loads" for a PDF on light loads. Excellent loading data are available here:

    http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/
    Thanks

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    For jacketed bullets in the '06 hunting loads IMR 4350, IMR 4895 for FMJ's in the '06 -308/7.62 nato. 30-30 WW 748, 7.62x54r cast IMR 4759, 45/70 cast 5744, and yes Still have some Unique,2400,and IMR 4227. Used to be a member of the powder of the month club. That got old real quick. Actually gave away about 30 lbs of powders I tried and found lacking. At some point in time I do want to try some of the reloader powders in the 6.5 Swedish mauser. So much for only having just a few powders on hand. Frank

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    I just replied to the H335 question here. Take a look at my response, the Hodgdon load data web site is your friend. Play with it. It will give you your answer.
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    I would have to vote for IMR 4895. I've used up lots of 8 lb jugs of surplus powder that was from when they were pulling down bullets for government demilling. The stuff worked great in .30 M1 Garand ammo, .308 and 30-30.

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    Imr 4895
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggin View Post
    I got a question while we ate on the subject. I don't wanna hijack Tazlaws thread but my son in law and myself are on the search. What's a good starting load with H4895 and a 150grn gas check boolit?
    Hey Biggin! How ya been?
    Just knowing enough to do it, is not enough to do it right! -Taz

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    As time goes on, 3031 continues to impress me, and 4895 continues to be mediocre.

    I've never seen a 300 whetherby mag, but I have used 3031 in 300 win mag with good results. 308 and 30-06, 3031 is fantastic. 3031 doesn't even need an introduction for the 30 WCF.

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    lets see I still have on hand, 32 pound of 4759 and about 28 pound of 4756. All I cast and shoot is Boolits. I think I got enough to last a while. I will shoot a little 4198 once in a while. my 3030 and 4570 seem to like these powders best.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check