IMR 8208 XBR – wow

Any reloaders out there worked with IMR 8208 XBR powder?

It’s a relatively new powder, but all the stuff I’m reading online seems very promising and positive. Excellent velocity, high accuracy, extruded yet short-cut so it should meter very well, temperature insensitive, and made for all sorts of cartridges. Loading it for .223 Rem, .308 Win or even 6.8 SPC seems like it could do very well. Seems like a dream powder.

I’m curious if any readers have used it and what your experiences are. If I can find some locally, I’m thinking about picking some up.

5 thoughts on “IMR 8208 XBR – wow

  1. Dude, I don’t know about powder except to keep it dry. But I do know this: Guns don’t kill people, people kill people. However, people with guns kill other people far more frequently, far more effectively, far more conveniently, far more quickly, far more accidentally, they kill far more family members, and people with guns kill far more suicidally. My 18 year old sister had her head blown off by a jealous boyfriend who then shot himself. He stole his daddy’s .38 from the closet. It wasn’t locked. The boy had previously proven his “responsibility” with firearms, by going to the shooting range with his father. Just goes to show you, responsibility with a firearm means nothing when rage is prominent in the mind of the would be killer. That same killer if far more likely to be a family member than some random break-in robber with his gun already out.

    Enlightenment requires critical thinking. Critical thinking results in logic and reason.

    • Enlightenment requires critical thinking. Critical thinking results in logic and reason.

      And when you’re ready to show that, we can talk further.

      • All I really got from what he wrote was “guns r bad. I am so smart.”

        Not even a good trolling attempt.

        Anyway, I didn’t click the linky, but from your description this here powder sounds kind of like a shorter cut Varget, which would be an awesome thing.

        • Without question it gets compared that way…. I think even the Hodgdon people said something to that effect. I’ve been reading so much that it’s all blurring.

          But it really sounds like an amazing powder, and I’d love to try it out. Just curious if any readers have first-hand experience with it.

  2. A hopeless hopolophobe in need of some rather serious mental health treatment.

    That said, I have been using Power Pistol in 9mm, 10mm auto, and 45 ACP with wonderful results! It too, can be difficult to locate though.

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