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    Powder for 178 amax in 308.

    Hi, I'm currently using 43.0 gr. of IMR 4064 for my 178 AMAX rounds with winchester brass, cci military 7.62 primers. I get sub moa. What experiences do you have with different powders or whatever you use?
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    Re: Powder for 178 amax in 308.

    varget works well,I'm running 44gr with fed brass and they are working pretty good for me at 600 yard on steel.but i haven't tried shooting groups with them yet


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    Re: Powder for 178 amax in 308.

    IMR4064 -45.7g
    win brass
    CCI250
    178's

    2650 fps 20" spst shot at 1000yards

    H4895 - 42.7
    Lapua brass
    CCI 250
    178's

    2675 fps 20" TRG 22 shot at 1000 yards

    Both worked very well.

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    Re: Powder for 178 amax in 308.

    Wow that's a lot of powder. imr 4064 45.7gr... that's a compressed load. What length and twist barrel are you shooting with. I have a 24" 1in10" twist rate and am shooting 43.0gr imr4064 and am getting 2650+/- fps.
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    Re: Powder for 178 amax in 308.

    I'm running 44.5gr Reloader 15 with a Fed 210m in Lake City M118LR brass. In my Rock River LAR-8 .6" at 100

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    Re: Powder for 178 amax in 308.

    I've been shooting varget 44g and 178g Amax win brass and primer at 1K and shoots a little better than 175smk out of 700p

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    Re: Powder for 178 amax in 308.

    Originally Posted By: M25BeastShooter
    I'm running 44.5gr Reloader 15 with a Fed 210m.


    This is my load as well only with Lapua brass.

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    Re: Powder for 178 amax in 308.

    I'm running them at 2681fps with 43.0g Varget in Fed GMM brass, and Fed 210m primers. They work great on deer. they rip a good sized hole. 22" barrel

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    Re: Powder for 178 amax in 308.

    Im using 46.3gr of RL-15 in Winchester cases with Wolf LRM primers, and 178s seated to 2.940(~0.020" off the lands in my gun). They are chronoing at 2660 but back calculating using my actual dope to 1000 they are more like 2740. Iva got a factory Remington barrel cut to 20" 1-12". I get absolutely no pressure signs even in 100 degree weather.
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    Re: Powder for 178 amax in 308.

    44.5 gr RL-15 Hornady brass with BR-2 primers

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    Re: Powder for 178 amax in 308.

    Varget is all I use with the 178 AMAX. You'll find a good load from 43-45grns.