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    Imr 8208 loading data

    I'm a new member looking for load data on Imr 8208 pushing Nosler 155 gr. and 168 gr.Amax, can't seem to find much. Thanks

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    Check Hodgdon's website for data for your cartridge. 8208 works just fine in my 6BR, so good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yesd Ied View Post
    I'm a new member looking for load data on Imr 8208 pushing Nosler 155 gr. and 168 gr.Amax, can't seem to find much. Thanks
    Three major things you need to tell us;

    1-what cartridge are you loading.

    2-What action is the gun built on.

    3-And very important, which 8208 do you have?
    There are a bunch of "IMR" 8208's out there that have a wide range of burning rates.
    There us also IMR 8208XBR which is not IMR at all.

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    .308

    Sorry bout that. I have a Savage 308, model 12, F/tr, 30" SS barrel and I am using it on the bench. I'm still at 100 yds till I feel that I should move on out. I am very comfortable with 42.8 gr. Varget, and 168gr. Amax, but for us in Florida it seems to be unavailable, as well as almost anything else to do with ammo. I did find the 155 gr. Nosler and am hoping to move forward and develop another accurate dependable load. The powder is IMR 8208 XBR. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yesd Ied View Post
    I'm a new member looking for load data on Imr 8208 pushing Nosler 155 gr. and 168 gr. Amax, can't seem to find much. Thanks
    What has Nosler and Hornady suggested as loads for their bullets?

    A simple phone call usually ends with the manufacturer sending an e-mail with lots of load data and a variety of powder suggestions.

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    Right from Hodgdon's website for 308.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Thanks for the help. I have the PDF file and will make the phone calls Monday.

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    8208 load in 6BR 66gr fowleer

    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaBravo View Post
    Check Hodgdon's website for data for your cartridge. 8208 works just fine in my 6BR, so good luck!

    Dennis
    I have a lot of 8208 from military ammo. Had it about 10 years. Looking for load data as I have misplaced mine after moving to Round Rock Texas. Got this power at Benchrest school Hart barrels put on in New York.

    Thanks,

    Don

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    imr8208 loading data

    Careful on these powders IMR 8208 pull down is not the same as IMR 8208 XBR.
    The pull down is more suited to 6PPc.
    Its from 223 ammo.

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    Don,

    Hey, neighbor! I'm in Sun City just north of you! I use 26.7 grains of the new 8208-XBR behind an 80 grain Berger FB, Lapua blue box 6BR Norma brass, and a CCI 450 primer. I get 2770 fps and it shoots very well, especially if I do my part. I would think you could start with that and go from there.

    I shoot 100 yard VFS at the Austin Rifle Club (I'm a member) and we have an unofficial bench rest group every Tuesday AM/PM. If you're looking for a good place to shoot, ARC is close (Manor) and well maintained.

    Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonMc View Post
    I have a lot of 8208 from military ammo. Had it about 10 years. Looking for load data as I have misplaced mine after moving to Round Rock Texas. Got this power at Benchrest school Hart barrels put on in New York.

    Thanks,

    Don
    THis is a little off-topic for the man's .308 post, but...

    You need to be a little careful... The old 8208 used in the 5.56 (pretty much a .223) was similar to 322. But that's the OLD 322 -- usually pre-Hodgdon, definitely pre Australian Extreme, what is now sold by Hodgdon.

    You don't say what the use is, 6PPC?

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    The load used to push a 80-grain FB bullet to 2770 is a bit, well, different from what most use. I believe this is also the 8-twist barrel that gets 85-grain A-MAX bullets to tumble? Well, one man's results are that, but more typical of the caliber, powder, loads, and bullets can be found by searching for the tests Jackie Schmidt did for 6mmBR a while back. That was an 8-twist barrel, and Jackie used bullets in the 105 gain region, and got velocities in the 2,900 fps region.

    Here's just one link (there are others with powder performance, bullet performance, etc., all of which would be considered fairly typical by the 600 and 1K shooters...)

    http://www.6mmbr.com/blogjan2006.html

    Just checked

    http://www.6mmbr.com/6mmbr.html

    & that seems fairly typical of what people find, both long & short range...

    After so much hijacking, a carrot for the .308 poster would be German Salazr's work, found at

    http://riflemansjournal.blogspot.com...les-index.html
    Last edited by Charles E; 08-18-2013 at 04:22 PM.

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    "The load used to push a 80-grain FB bullet to 2770 is a bit, well, different from what most use. I believe this is also the 8-twist barrel that gets 85-grain A-MAX bullets to tumble?"

    Well, Charles, I guess you can't help but call me out on this AGAIN and imply that I'm wrong or confused or worse! I've gone way over the 2770 load and found no useful purpose to it; why hammer myself and my rifle with higher recoil and all that? Perhaps you enjoy being hammered (or are you now??), but I'm pleased with the results, especially since I only shoot 100 yard VFS.

    I've tried other loads, numerous seating depths, a couple different neck tensions, and see no REAL difference, so I stick with what works for me. Doesn't mean it works for you, or agrees with your experience (as we previously covered), but it is what it is. And YES, the 87 (not 85) grain V-Maxes tumbled for me...again, not YOUR experience, but mine. If you'd like to see a target or two, I'll see if I can find a couple for you to apply your ANAL-lysis to help clarify my obviously mistaken experiences.

    Don, sorry for assisting in the hi-jacking of YOUR thread. I hope you find some good loads for your rifle using that "old" 8208.

    Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaBravo View Post
    Well, Charles, I guess you can't help but call me out on this AGAIN and imply that I'm wrong or confused or worse!
    Dennis
    Dennis, I'm not "calling you out," I believe you got the results you got. But the deal is, they are so different from what others have gotten that when someone new to benchrest asks a question, you give your experience, and you don't qualify your answer, it seems important for someone to point this out. Easy enough for you to mention this in your posts, & I'll be hush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E View Post
    Dennis, I'm not "calling you out," I believe you got the results you got. But the deal is, they are so different from what others have gotten that when someone new to benchrest asks a question, you give your experience, and you don't qualify your answer, it seems important for someone to point this out. Easy enough for you to mention this in your posts, & I'll be hush.
    Charles,

    I guess I don't understand your issue here. My results may very well be different from what others got, but I was giving my experience. I don't understand what I need to do to "qualify" my answer. Maybe I need to add "YMMV" or "Charles E had other experiences" or...????? Please advise how I should handle this in the future so that someone not as "knowledgeable" as you can understand that my opinion is only one shooter's opinion. Perhaps I should just say "don't ask me...call Charles E"...or...

    Dennis

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    Maybe you're right, Delta Bravo. The social function of Benchrest Central is now more important than any information given. You're right, I'm wrong, say whatever you like.

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