Discussion in 'Reloading Forum (All Calibers)' started by Westhunder, May 26, 2019.
Where are in the world is all the 8208??!!
Didn’t show up in ammo seek! Thanks!
Oh shucks. I went back and hit the buy button and it’s out of stock! My bad! But Ok Move fast or you’ll lose it! Graf’s has 3 pounds. I confirmed it this time. They have a 4 pound minimum so buy another pound of something else you can use! Fast!
If you literally can not lay your hands on any 8208, there are 2 alternatives that could be substituted depending on what you're using the 8208 for. IMR 8208XBR's burn rate lies right between Hodgdon Benchmark and H4895. It is pretty close to both. Benchmark is a shade faster and H4895 is a shade slower>>>but unless you have some very specialized job for 8208, my bet would be that either of the other 2 will work very well..
Benchmark is a awsom powder with excellent accuracy potential.
I run it in 3 AR's. One being a 6x45 shooting 68gr barts.
Found some on Everglades website and there was one other I had never heard of before, but it was over 200.... my ar’s like it, it meters well and it is usually easy to get.... until now. I have a pound of benchmark I think as well as a couple others to try out. Just don’t have the time. You get something that works, and you stick with it! I contributed to the hoarding problem, sorry
Needed 8 pounders and lots of it. Hungry ar....
Might I inquire what are you using 8208 in?
My 223 production load, run it in all my ar’s and had some success with it in 308 (fn scar 20) as well.
I used to use it in a .223, a 6mmBR and I even tried it in a .308 with 155gr bullets. It works well in all BUT in the 6mmBR with 105s, it was a bit on the slow side, as in 2750f.p.s thereabouts.. I have not used it in quite some time as I got into Dashers and 7mms etc..etc. of which it would not work.. I do think it would work in a Dasher with say 80-90gr. bullets! It ought to make them scream!!
I really like it in my bra. 31.2 grs and barts 103s give me 2960 and very easy to clean up after....
I've thought about 8208 in the AR"s just never tried it. I might have to give it a look.
I've tried 4895, 335, w748, blc2. Good powders but I dont like the way the fine powder works in my thrower compared to benchmark.
8208 is a small extruded is ot not?
How are velocities in the 223 with 55, 60gr bullets?
Yes Sir, it is a very fine extruded powder. In my .223, which was a varmint rifle with a 26" barrel, not a competitive rifle with a 28-30" barrel. With 50gr Nosler Ballistic Tips, it would cruise past 3400!.. I can't remember what the load was (I am talking over 10 yrs. ago) but it was somewhere in the vicinity of 26-27grs..
I'm getting great accuracy with benchmark in the 6x45 .26, 3 shot group during OCW test.
And a .201 during seating depth but velocities are low running 26.9 gr is only netting 2850 fps.
I read where 8208 gives excellent accuracy, just curious as to velocity.
The IMR8202 is exactly the same as Hodgdons 8208 they are both made by ADI in Australia.
ADI export a range of propellant to the US market where they are rebranded by Hodgdon Powder Company. We share reloading data and technical information with Hodgdon, which helps keep our products at the cutting edge of performance and quality, also the sizeable volumes of Aussie-made powder we export to the US help keep local manufacture economically viable.
ADI / Hodgdon Propellants Equivilents
ADI Powder Hodgdon / IMR naming
Trail Boss Trail Boss
Bench Mark 8208 8208 XBR
AR2213H / AR2213SC H4831 / H4831SC
8208 is the go to powder in my fast twist .22 BR. Great speed, great accuracy, and very temp stable . What's not to like!!
This situation is exactly why I worked up loads with 3-4 different powders, back in the “scare days”.
You might try BL-c2, H335 and Varget. They work well for me.
If you can't locate the IMR 8208XBR you are looking for, please consider AR-Comp(TM) from our line.
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