Powder Loads by caliber

.308 Win. (7.62x51)
168 grain bullet (gr.) Hornady A-Max or BTHP
*Varget
46.0 gr./3.4cc+
2730 fps
*IMR 3031 42.0 gr./3.1cc
2710 fps
Benchmark 42 gr./3.1cc?
2600 fps
*W748
42.0 gr./2.8cc
2500 fps
BL-C(2)
47.0 gr./3.1cc
2800 fps
Reloder 15
45 gr/3.1cc-.
2710 fps
150 grain bullet (Palma)
*Varget
47 gr.=3.4cc
2920 fps
H322
2.8 cc. = 38.60 gr.
2690
Benchmark 43.0/3.1cc
2700 fps
Win.748
43 gr./2.8cc
2530 fps
H335
45 gr.
2700 fps
H4895
43 gr./3.1cc
2870 fps
*IMR 3031 43.5/3.4cc
2880 fps
Reloder 15
49 gr./3.4cc
2900 fps
IMR 4350

2.8cc

temperature insensitive; 3.1 cc reduced

match
match
reduced load; CQB training (200 m.<); temp

approx. mil ball powder

US load; 3.1cc start to 3.4cc Moly
40 gr. max; lighter loads only

temp stable

reduced

110 gr. bullet try 3.1 cc Varget

.223 Rem. (5.56mm) max case length 1.760 in., trimmed 1.750; Overall length, 2.26 in (57 mm)
40 gr. V-Max
IMR 3031
25.0 gr. C./1.9cc +
H322, H335
same (1.6 cc); Varget 1.9 cc (same); W 748 1.6cc
55 grain bullet

W748
Varget
BL-C(2)
IMR 3031
Reloder 15
*H322/H335

26 gr./ 1.6 cc
27 gr./1.9cc27.5 gr.
24.6 gr./1.9cc
26 gr./1.9cc
21.0/1.6cc

3100 fps practice, temp sensitive, low flame temp; 1.6cc –
3300 fps
3300 fps
3200 fps
2950 fps

63 Grain SIE SP, or 62 gr. SS109 FMJ
R 15
25 gr./- Varget
1.9cc
H335
25 gr. max/1.6 cc +
*H322
22.10 gr. max/ 1.6 cc +
69 gr. Nosler HPBT or 70 gr.
H335
21 gr./1.6cc
*H322
22.10 gr./ 1.6cc 75 gr. or 77gr.
*Varget
22.5 gr./1.6c –
*IMR 3031 21.0 gr. C./1.6cc +
H322
22.0 gr. max/ 1.6 cc +
IMR4007SSC 23.0 gr./ - -

last 1.9 cc compressed (rest >, 1.6 cc -)
weigh charge

weigh charge
hunt
bolt gun
Long range

Powder Loads – Pistol
.45 ACP Min. OAL 1.2 in. (Alliant = CCI 300 Primer)
200 gr. Speer GDHP (or gas checked reduce .1>gr.)
Bullseye
5.7 gr.
930 fps
practice
Bullseye(Lee)
0.50cc = 4.7 gr. reduced
* Power Pistol (Lee) 0.70cc = 7.9 gr. +P
(980 fps?)
Win. 231 (5 in.)
5.9 gr./- 916 fps
clean burn, low temp
W231 (Lee)
0.50cc/5.4 gr. 900
factory eq.
185 grain JHP
Power Pistol
7.9 gr./ 0.7 cc 1040
+P load
PP (Lee)
0.70cc +/7.9gr.
950
defense
Bullseye
6.3 gr./995 fps
full power
Win. 231 (5 in.)
5.9 gr./ 0.5 cc- 898
5 in. barrel; practice; clean, low flash
Clays
4.9 gr.= 0.7cc 960 fps
lowest charge($$)
American Select

6.0 gr./- -

920 fps

super clean; 7.5 gr. = 1.0cc +P

*American Sel.(Lee) 0.7 cc reduced/5.4 gr.
Unique

8.1 gr.

1000 fps

200 gr. TSWC
W231 (Lee)
0.50cc/5.4 gr. 900
practice
Power Pistol
0.50/5.6 gr. reduced
Clays
4.0 gr./0.5cc - start
0.5cc = 3.4 gr.
230 LRN (cast)
Red Dot
5.1cc/0.7 cc - 840
reduced, low recoil; cast bullet
*Win. 231 (5”)
5.3 gr./0.5cc+ 832/842
(+0.1 gr. in 4 in. barrel)
Herco
0.7 cc = 6.2 gr.
830
Bullseye(Lee)
0.50cc/ 4.7 gr.
check for leading (fast burn)
*Clays
4.0 gr./0.5 cc - 790 fps
also, smallest charge ($$); 0.5cc=3.4 gr.
Other common include Unique 5.7 gr.; Green Dot 5.2 gr.; HP-38 5.3gr./0.5cc+ (full)

9mm PB
124 grain
Bullseye
Power Pistol
WAP
115 FMJ
*HS-6

4.2 gr./- 6.2 gr./- 5.2 gr./- -

1050 fps (1100)
1150 fps
+P
1000+

practice, low recoil

0.50c = 7.0 gr
0.50cc = 4.7 gr.
Power Pistol
6.5 gr.
>For Rainier 115 gr. Bullet; Lee 0.5cc = 5.4 gr. reduced
*American Select
5.2 gr. = 0.7 cc
*Clays
3.7cc / 0.5 cc 115 gr. To 124 gr. RNL
Power Pistol (Lee)
0.50cc/ 5.6 gr.
95 gr HP
WAP
6.2 gr./0.5cc 1100
+P (defunct)
147 gr GS or XTP HP
Clays (Lee)
0.50cc / 3.4cc 990
practice
Power Pistol (Lee)
4.9 gr./ - 960 fps
carry
*Bullseye (Lee)

Powder Loads – Pistol, 2
.40 S&W ACP
165 gr Speer GDHP or 135 gr.
1.12

CCI 500 Power Pistol 7.8 gr.

0.7cc (Lee)

1,081

180 gr. Speer GDHP
1.12

CCI 500

Bullseye 5.5 gr.

1.12

CCI 500 American Select

929

5.1

865

1.12

Lee 0.7cc

Unique

6.7

1,000

1.12

CCI 500

Power Pistol

7.2

1,013

.38 Special
125 gr Speer GDHP
1.44

Lee 0.5 cc

Bullseye 4.5 gr.

914

1.44

CCI 500 American Select

4.1

839

1.44

CCI 500

6.1

986

Power Pistol

158 gr Speer LSWC
1.44 6

CCI 500

Bullseye 3.5

814

1.44 6

Lee 0.5cc

Red Dot 3.4

793

1.44 6

Lee 0.5cc

Unique 4.7

815

1.44 6 Dip 0.50 cc+ Power Pistol 5.4

948

.32-20 Winchester (Cowboy)
98 gr. RCBS mold or 90 gr. LFN
Minimum OAL
(inches)

Powder

Max. Weight
(grains)

Velocity
(fps)

Lee dip 0.50 cc -

Bullseye

2.90

937

1.53

Unique

3.50

969

1.53 Power Pistol

4.40

1,033

Common Calibers
.30-30 Win.
150 gr.
Varget
W748

34.5 gr./ 2.5cc
34.5 gr./2.2 cc –

.30-06
150 gr. SP
Win748
IMR4350
Varget
180 gr. SP
Win748
IMR4350
Varget

48.0/3.1cc +
60 gr./4.3cc –
51.0 gr./3.7cc 45.0 gr./2.8cc –
58 gr.= 4.3cc50.5 gr.= 3.7cc

.243 Win.
75 gr HP or 75 gr. Hornady V-Max
*Varget
38.5 gr. = 2.8 cc
3400 fps
*IMR 3031 36 gr./2.8cc 3.1cc max = 3400 fps
R 15
42 gr./3.1cc++??
3300 fps
H322
start 1.9 cc/ 2.2 cc max
W748
start 1.9 cc
100 gr BTSP or 105 gr. BTHP
Varget
32.0 gr./ 2.2 cc *IMR4350
37 gr./ 2.5 cc –
H322
start 1.6cc/ 1.9 cc max

7.62x39 ComBloc (Russian)
124 gr. SP
H335
*H322

2.16 OAL
31.0 gr. / 1.9 cc
27.0 gr. = 1.9 cc

2200 fps
2100 fps

6.5mm x55 Swedish (Win LR primer)
120 grain to 140 grain
*IMR 4350 42.20 gr. = 3.1cc
2500 fps
2.8cc reduced
Varget
34 gr. = 2.5 cc
Hunt; 2.5cc reduced and 140 gr. +; 2.8cc = 120 gr. bullet
IMR 3031
34 gr./2.5 cc IMR 4759
reduced 17 gr. = 1.6 cc start; 1.9 cc max = 19 gr. for gas checked cast Lead

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