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I have acquired a considerable amount of NIB Winchester 147 grain FMJBT (interlocked), I havent seen a load rate in my manuals, (Sierra, Hodgon(?) and the Arnold book, so if I reduce the load rate by 5 grains from the 150 load, I should be ok? I use IMR 4895, along with this acqusition, there is 2 lbs of IMR 4350 which burns slower, but I did not take the 4350. Should I also take the slower burning powder, this is for my Rem 700PS bolt action, is there any issue with slower burning powder in my Rem700?, all I have ever used is the 4895 in my rifles and nothing else Thanks in advance

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Mark,

That 147 gr should be OK with the 150 gr load. It's usually OK to load a lighter bullet with data fro a heavier bullet.

I'm assuming this is a .308? In that case, 4895 was the original powder for the 147 gr FMJ, or at least it was in .30-06. 4350 should work OK too.
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Great, thanks for the info Paul, and its for my .308, I should have mentioned that also,
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Hornady lists a load with IMR 4895 and their 150 FMJ BT bullet, 46.4 grains, should work with your 308. Also Winchester lists two loads for their 147 gr FMJ BT bullet using two powders, W748 45.2 grs at 2730 fps and W760 51.8 grs at 2768 fps....hope this helps you..JimP.
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thanks Jim, at least a few more numbers to play with
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Just use data for the 150 gr. bullet. You'll be just fine.
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Paul B. wrote:
Just use data for the 150 gr. bullet. You'll be just fine.
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well at least I feel better about the 147 bullets, I have loaded up 50 of them puppies, going out to the range and try them at 250 yards, the only thing holding me back is the heat, this morning at 0745 it was already 99 degrees, guess Ill have to get up before sunrise
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