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Anyone loading this powder with a 308? Going to load some 165 gr hornady SPBT's for hunting. 

Data from Hodgdon is starting 45.4 at 2649 FPS, up to 48.3 at 2839 fps.

Where would you start? 

Gun 1 is Remington 700 Tactical Model
Gun 2 is Ruger Hawkeye with 16.5 in barrel.
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I would start at the bottom with both and work up for each rifle.
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How much increase ! Like .5 grain? Think that is what I did long time ago.

Both guns are 1 in 10 twist.
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    slow and easy..
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Would like to know how the powder performed and were there any problems?
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I'm going to have to try it sometime. I've used Varget forever but while it meters okay I've always been impressed with how consistent spherical powders meter. The 4-5% increased velocity is a plus too, especially as I'm hunting more with a 16" barrel.
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BLC-2 is also a great ball powder for 223 and .308.  CFE 223 is right next to it on the burn rate chart.  I have used it in .223 for many years, loading thousands of them with it. 
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