For a .308 Winchester, my #1 powder is Varget it works great for me. I use 46 grains of it, to charge my Lapua cases. I generally use CCI BR-2 primers. My bullets 150-165 grain get the job done.
With this powder and these bullets, it all works great for me.
Other people have used Varget for...
Thanks to the OP starting this thread.
I had / have a bear tag for Montana, I was going to use this past spring. I couldn't go, (C-19) Montana closed their spring season to out of state hunters. Looking forward to going in the Fall.
Congratulations on a fine bull elk.
That hunt has memories in your head that will last a lifetime.
I shot a bull elk once, that did the same as yours, just stood there. I thought, I had to have hit him, so I gave him another. Then he moved and fell.
Just saying this. As others have said...