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Does any one use IMR-4350 for their .308 loads? I know there are better choices for this round but I have 8 lbs. of this to use in something. Some of my load manuals list this powder for 150 and 165 grn bullets. What are your thoughts and experiences? Thanks
 

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IMR-4350 is useable, but on the slow side for the 308 w/165gr.

But if you have 8 pounds, go ahead.
 

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Or, You could ship your 8 lb to me.....

...I use IMR4350 for several rifles. Like he said, 243, 2506AI, although I like the slower powders for that, and in my 260AI, and in a couple 3006 loads. I think I even have a 22250 load for it. Just kidding, unless you really want to get rid of it. I imagine between what you'd want for it and the haz mat shipping, I could buy another 8 lb here.
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If you are not trying to reach too far, why not try it behind 180grn bullets? That's where it appears to be reasonably effective.
I suspect you'll simply run out of case volume behind 165's with less than stellar velocities.(2650?) I use 75 grains behind 165's in my 300 win, and it does wonderfully.(~3130fps)
I'd simply fill your case with 4350 and measure the charge, squeeze a bullet on top, and sell me the rest when you decide it's boring at that loading. :D
 

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I may have to---

hunt me up a quarter bore. Always wanted a 25-06. I've got everything but the gun. Grrr. Thanks for the replies.
 
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