FYI, I've heard "from a friend" that 168 SHBTMK with 39.4g RamShot TAC gave slightly tighter groups from Rem 700 24" 5R than 41.5g IMR 4064 even though velocity was almost exactly the same (2570fps) .
Powder burn rates from fastest to slowest Corrected
8208 XBR (85th)
RamShot TAC (86th)
IMR 4064 (93rd)
Reloader 14 (97th)
Might be something you wanna try,
Thanks. I have plenty to try from. Sucks that I only have 1lb each of stuff like the RamShot TAC, VV (two different ones, can't remember the numbers), and another. Something to try.
When I get loading, I want to have a decent amount on hand. Varget, 8208, and RL15 top on my list. I have some 4064 as well, but think I only have maybe 1.5 lbs left. I had some pretty good results on my old gun with 4064 though, which is why I used up quite a bit. I think I also have a few pounds of H4895 as well. I'm sure I'll find something decent with the top three on my list. I'll try others along the way, but want to get to at least one solid load worked up before experimenting more.
Somewhere in there I'll start on the 6.5 CM. Have only H4350