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IMR 8208 powder

Post by Guest on Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:36 pm

Who uses IMR 8208 and what are some of your tested loads. I'm interested in .223 and .308 loads since the only info I can find is on Hodgdons website (very limited in bullet choices). Looking for some tested loads in .223 using Nosler, Berger, and Hornady A-max (75 grain and 80 grain). I also have some Berger 90 grain that I would like to load using IMR 8208 but I cannot find any load data anywhere for this bullet.

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Re: IMR 8208 powder

Post by dhollis51 on Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:46 pm

got me a lb of it as well, but havent loaded any yet. interested in 308 with the Nosler 150gr accubond.

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Re: IMR 8208 powder

Post by nonnieselman on Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:51 pm

The few people i know that has tried it hasnt had good luck with it at all. Varget will work with both those calibers and bullet weights well.

You can contact the bullet makers and they can give you some load data. The powder company can also, i dont like their online data center.

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Re: IMR 8208 powder

Post by Doug Bowser on Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:31 pm

IMR 4895 is a good choice as well.

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Re: IMR 8208 powder

Post by judgedelta on Sun Jul 31, 2011 3:35 pm

+1 on the IMR 4895..

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Re: IMR 8208 powder

Post by jbpmidas on Sun Jul 31, 2011 4:27 pm

I'm not having good luck with 4895 in my .308, but I haven't tried it in .223.

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Re: IMR 8208 powder

Post by Guest on Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:20 pm

We have 4895, H335, Varget, and I just wanted to see what all of the fuss was about, with long range shooters, with IMR8208. We normally use H335 and IMR4895 but wanted to load some IMR8208 just to see for myself if it was any good. I'll know in the morning. I loaded some Nosler CC 80 gr, Sierra MK 80 gr and Hornady Amax 80 gr using Hodgdons data (modified) for the Sierra MK. I'll probably just shoot the Sierra MK 80's in the morning and chronograph them.
Thanks to everyone for the replies.
Doug, how are you making it?

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Re: IMR 8208 powder

Post by jbpmidas on Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:42 pm

Hurry up with that range report!

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Re: IMR 8208 powder

Post by Reloader on Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:49 am

Joe, check out IMR website...they have data for 75 & 80 grain bullets. www.imrpowder.com

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Re: IMR 8208 powder

Post by Guest on Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:21 pm

It's the same as what's shown in Hodgdon's reloading data.

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