Finally after about 10 years of owning Mausers I'm getting around to cranking out my first 8x57 handloads. To start me off I bought a couple hundred Privi 198g FMJ-BT's to duplicate the military loadings. (bought new Privi brass also) I've got 8lbs of 844 on hand for my .223, but unfortunately, I can find no data for bullets above 180g. (I understand this powder isn't well suited for heavy bullets) I've been considering Varget or H4895. Just curious what are you guys using? Which meters the best, etc? On a side note, I was rescuing some German brass from 80's production 198g FMJ ammo. (had to grind an extra decap pin down to fit the smaller flash hole, then drill them out) I always knew this ammo was hot. It kicked like a mule, sticky bolt and flat primers. Upon decaping I found the primers were also "top hatted". I'd like to have had a chrono to see just how hot those crazy Germans were loading them.