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In my quest for the perfect set up for my 2 308's, I have settled on some 168 Berger Classic Hunters. 

I also have some 168 Nosler BT's, Hornady 178 ELD-X, and 165 BTSP to tinker with. Powders are CFE223, BL-C(2), and IMR 4064. 

I have many different cases to choose from, PMC, Hornady, Hornady Match, Winchester, Remington..... I am sure I even have some small primer cases. 

I got data from Berger, they are listing a max charge at about 2 grains less than Nosler, or Hogden. Nosler is 165/168, and Hogdon comparison bullet for me is a Barnes TTSX. 

Anyone got a pet recipe? 

I can't wait to see what these Berger's will do. 
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In my experience be careful with Nosler and Hodgdon data.  I have had near case ruptures using their data and I was below their max listings.  Start 15 to 20% below what they list as max, the 10% typical recommendation has not been great for me. 
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What is interesting is Berger is claiming nearly identical velocity with 2 grains less powder.

They recommended I pick a powder that gives me 95% case fill capacity for best accuracy.
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