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Old May 18, 2002, 07:09 AM   #1
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Data 2200 powder for 308?

Anyone ever use Data 2200 powder in a bolt action 308 case. I see there is a load for it, just curious. I'm currently using Varget for the 308, have a Data 2200 jug left that I was using for my AR25 reloads. Opinions, please!

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Old May 18, 2002, 07:50 AM   #2
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Old May 18, 2002, 09:50 AM   #3
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I will admit that Data 2200 is a new one on me. Never heard of it.
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Old May 18, 2002, 10:24 AM   #4
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I have used it in a load for my FAL. I bought a ton of it when it was $200 for 32 lbs. It worked pretty good, but I think it is a little fast for the .308 as my velocities were only about 2650 fps. with a 147 gr. M-80 bullet. I swiched back to H335 and am saving the 2200 for my .223 loads. YMMV.

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Old May 18, 2002, 02:21 PM   #5
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I think has some 2200 for 47.00 per 8 pounds--i wish they'd run out so i don't feel like i have to order some each week.....
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Old May 18, 2002, 06:21 PM   #6
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DATA 2200

The lit that came with the 8# I got from Natchez reloading ($52.00) said it was for small case ammo ONLY and .308 was as LARGE as was allowed

Incdeed it IS more suitable for .223 and 7.62 x 39 -size cases. I use it with 150 gr cast gc bullets for SKS

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Old May 18, 2002, 06:48 PM   #7
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small case as in 458 magnum??? See complete data here:
i will conceed however that it is a light load............Dick
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