This is a discussion on Can I use IMR 4831 for .308? within the Cartridges & Calibers forums, part of the Sniping Related category; Well, I've hit the wall, being out of IMR 4895 and Varget. Of course, I can't find powder anywhere. I do have a jug of ...
Well, I've hit the wall, being out of IMR 4895 and Varget. Of course, I can't find powder anywhere. I do have a jug of 4831, which I used years ago for .300 win mag hunting loads. Obviously a slower burning propellant. I was wondering if I could use it behind 168 SMK's for a stop gap to keep me going until the retail powder market rebounds. Any thoughts on this?
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I bet you can find a mid range load that will go boom and send lead down range.
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Last edited by avolcek; 05-12-2013 at 02:54 PM.
The Sierra manual lists a load for 175 and 180 grain bullets.
Fictional data!? Really? I used Hodgdon's website, and Speer's #14 Reloading Manuel. That I had sitting right beside me. The data quoted was on pages 455, 480, 480, and 485. I get you're a mod, and surely have a lot more experience than anyone else in the known universe, but the data I quoted (with proper citations, btw) was valid.
He could also extrapolate data from the 7mm-08 which with a 168 bullet uses 44gr of IMR 4831. But whatever. I wouldn't do it but it's his gun and his face.
Last edited by rmdailey; 05-12-2013 at 02:38 PM.