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#1 ripley

 
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Posted 13 April 2010 - 10:11 PM

Has anyone used IMR 3031 in AR 308 reloads?  I had a lot of luck with a load of this in a bolt action, clean and very accurate. I wondered how it will work in an AR?  -Bill-

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 05:06 AM

The order of preference of powders in 308 match loads seems to be Varget, H or IMR-4895, 4064, and 3031. 3031 is a little fast, but if your rifle likes it, it should be fine. The most accurate loads aren't usually at the top of the velocity curve anyway. I used to load a lot of 3031 years ago, but not any lately. I'm not sure why. I use a lot of H-4895 as it seems to be the universal powder, good for almost anything. I load 30-30, 30-40, 30-06, 35 Rem, and 350 Rem Mag with it, and it does good for all. I don't have to keep so many different powders that way.

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Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:44 AM

Thanks for the reply. I think I'll knock the load down a notch and try it in my rifle, as soon as it comes in. With all I've been reading it sounds like Varget is the ticket for AR 308's.  -Bill-




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