H-4895 for .308 accuracy loading?

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    H-4895 for .308 accuracy loading?

    Has anyone gotten good results using H-4895 powder for loading .308 wcf
    accuracy loads or long range loads using 168 grain SMK or 175 grain SMK
    bullets. I was able to get an 8 pound keg of H-4895 this past weekend for a very cheap price, couldn't pass it up. Now I need to start using it. Now- a- days, I shoot more .308 wcf than anything else so, if ya'll have any pet
    .308 LR loads, please share.

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    David,

    Check over on Snipers Hide in the Reloading Section, top sub-forum. I remember reading several folks using H4895 for .308. I've done some preliminary tests with 155 with good results.
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    Check here as well.
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    I didn't get to finish my testing of loads today due to freezing rain. But however it was not going well. Best was about 1.4" with 175smk and 45gn of powder. Had some cratering of the primers there too. The 41.0gn was around 2".
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    I have used it with 168 A-max's. I couldn't get a single load to shoot badly. I played with all sorts of loads and seating depths too. Just simply shot great with that powder. Also did some chronoing and I had an ES under/around 15 most of the time.

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    Buddy of mine was using that powder with 175gr SMK's and CCI BR-2 primers in Lapua brass. He was getting sub 1/2 MOA groups for 5 shots at 500yds in his factory Tikka T3 tactical. I don't remeber his exact powder charge but it was a near max load. I was impressed for a factory rifle.

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    Well I am hoping the charges that I haven't tried out as of yet yeild some good results. If not I will fall back on my R15. Still have to try out benchmark, and the 4064 I have here.
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    Take a look at Varget too. That is all I use now for my .308.

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    Just ran out of it. Just using up what I have right now. Hence the playing with the 4895, 4064, and R15.
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    Sorry it is IMR 4895 that I am running. I am not liking this powder though.







    I am going to run another round of 44 to see if that was a fluke.
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