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    More pills and Powder!! burtonator's Avatar
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    308 165 SST 16" barrel

    Hey fellas

    Looking at doing a load up for a wee tikka with 16" barrel
    What powder would be the best with the heavier pill and short barrel?
    I have 2208, 2206H, and H335

    Have used the H335 in a short barrelled 308 before but just with 130g pills
    Would it be better than the others ?
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    I am getting 2520 fps from a 16" AR10 with 168 A max, PMC brass and 41.8gr 8208XBR

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    Quote Originally Posted by burtonator View Post
    Hey fellas

    Looking at doing a load up for a wee tikka with 16" barrel
    What powder would be the best with the heavier pill and short barrel?
    I have 2208, 2206H, and H335

    Have used the H335 in a short barrelled 308 before but just with 130g pills
    Would it be better than the others ?
    Cheers
    @veitnamcam ? have you played with these?
    No I havent but 2208 worked well with 168amax so probably a good place to start....Id think 2206h a little quick burning to get the best from that weight bullet but could be wrong.
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    was running 178s at 2420 out of 16in 308.................. ill find the powder if you want, cant recall what it was
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    Getting 2650 with 2206h and 165 bts in 16". Nice safe load
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    Was running 2206h behind 175smk in a 16” AR, 2450. Very accurate and no pressure.

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    46.2 of 2208 for 2678 fps 165 nosler
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    2206H worked great in my old 308 carbine, pushing 162 BT'S and my mates current 308.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaraxa View Post
    46.2 of 2208 for 2678 fps 165 nosler
    Boaraxa is running a 18" barrel thou… but as accurate it can get…

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    46gr 2208 sierra GK HPBT 165s 3 shot avg last night was 2546 (lowest 2482, highest 2624) out of a 16.5" tikka. Zero pressure signs and shoots about half MOA. Need to shoot some more and work out why such a variance in speed but cold be a good backup load for ya.

 

 

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