fly, i am a newbie also.these guys on here have taught me a lot. listen to em. they know of what they speak. i was looking at your thread and your grains per load.
the lyman book calls out for a 168 grain bullet to use 40.0 grains to start out with. then work up from there
. i only say this because you are a newbie. as am i. and you should start out small and work up.
load up 5 cases, using the 40 grains of imr 4064 .[ my go to powder also] shoot them. see how they do
then up your grains by 1/2 grain increments. shoot, ck em out. to see which load grain is best suited for you
also. go invest in a lyman 49th edition reloading hand book. you will find that imr 4064 is the best choice for a 308
the $27.00 is well worth the investment
everybody is entitled to their own opinion, no matter how misguided that opinion might be. As for me, I quit carrying plastic guns when I quit using water for ammunition!!!