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IMR 4166/4064
« on: October 12, 2020, 08:04:07 PM »
Curious anyone has had any luck working up loads with this powder?  I picked up a pound to try ..and was lucky enough to find a pound of varget and 2 pounds of 4064 at Walmart today.  Im also anxious to try the 4064...this shoots way better than varget out of my rem 700 .308 hoping for the same with the valkyrie.   So far cfe223 has proved to be the most accurate I've tried.

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Re: IMR 4166/4064
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2020, 02:16:31 PM »
I am a speed freak the 4166 shot ok but it was very slow  hope this helps DD

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Re: IMR 4166/4064
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2020, 05:34:25 PM »
I need a chronograph.   Gonna be my next purchase but been trying to secure powder and primers in case the election goes sideways and  everything is harder to come by.  Thanks for the info Dan

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Re: IMR 4166/4064
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2020, 12:21:25 PM »
Had quarter moa results with IMR4064 and Berger 82 grainers. I think the charge was 24 grains.
I canít get the exact info for you due to my gun room computer being already packed for an upcoming move.

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Re: IMR 4166/4064
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2020, 07:06:41 PM »
Very nice!  No worries that gives me a starting point.  I appreciate the feedback.  I have several lbs available and have been curious if it would prove as successful as it has in my 308.  Hoping to test my loads with ar comp and RL 17 this weekend and then i will commence down this rabbit hole but i have a feeling its gonna be a good powder.  Thanks Hammer!

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Re: IMR 4166/4064
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2020, 03:20:47 PM »
a chronograph is a great tool it removes all the smoke n windows from shooting  it has made me able to shoot further with better results  500 yards is  a long shot a 1000 yards is all most imposable with  out a chronograph best money I ever spend I am working on my 8 th one now  LOL  DD

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Re: IMR 4166/4064
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2020, 02:23:11 PM »
I forgot that Excel has been cloud based for a while now so I do have access to that data.
The load was a flat 24.0 grains seated at 2.250. Velocity was 2690fps. This load held about quarter moa out to 600,any farther I couldn't say as that was as far as our range would allow. It was nothing to hit the center of a six inch gong with an entire mag. And then do it again.
It showed only slight variances between winter and summer and was a coyote hammer for sure. Almost out of the Bergers so I'll have to start over with load development soon and I will certainly use 4064.

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Re: IMR 4166/4064
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2020, 02:38:03 PM »
Thanks for the insight guys!  I've got a chrono in my cart!  Gonna be testing my loads with the comp and 17 tomorrow and will report back, then I plan on starting some loads with the 4064. 

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Re: IMR 4166/4064
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2020, 07:44:29 PM »
I have worked up a ladder for the IMR 4064 with BR-4 primers, hornady brass and hope to test tomorrow if the weather holds but it looks like rain all day.  I plan on using Nosler 80gr custom competition bullets spread over 5 charges in .3 increments starting at 23.7 up to 24.9.  Im anxious to try this out after seeing how much my 700 likes this powder, far more accurate than varget.  My Chrono is in so i will be able to post velocities as well.  I also got in a new PRI mag which i am anxious to test. I did notice immediately that it is a very sturdy well built mag and also allowed me to load longer without issue(2.28) and could have gone longer.  The front of the mag already has a nice notch so Im hoping it feeds better than the ones i had to dremel(stoner mags i think).  Stay tuned

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Re: IMR 4166/4064
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2020, 12:00:32 PM »
Donít forget to take scope height into account when setting up the chrono.  Wouldnít want to shoot it first time out!   ;D

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Re: IMR 4166/4064
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2020, 05:11:40 PM »
No worries,  broke it in with the 700 yesterday.

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Re: IMR 4166/4064
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2020, 06:36:07 PM »
Since the weather took a sh1t on my shooting plans for the day, I also loaded up a ladder with IMR 4166 and the Nosler 80 gr.  These were loaded to 2.3" on brass trimmed 1.58" using federal 205s.   5 charges from 23.1-24.3 will post results for this and the 4064 first chance I get to shoot.

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Re: IMR 4166/4064
« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2020, 05:39:51 AM »
Mr James, wondering about your results.