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Old March 29, 2012, 12:49 PM   #26
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I've used IMR-4895 and Varget so far, 55gr Hornady soft point projectiles. I like them both fine but I don't use my AR for precision target shooting so I haven't taken steps to find just what it'll do. I stop when I get an inch at 100 yards and call it good, and I got that with both powders. I really didn't even work up the IMR-4895, I bet it would do better. That's more than minute of coyote which is all I need it to be.
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Old March 29, 2012, 12:56 PM   #27
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Could never get Varget to work for me in my Howa 1500, but H322 has been stellar. Also tried 4198 with the same results as Varget. I use H335 in my AK with consistent results.
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Old March 29, 2012, 12:59 PM   #28
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H335 / WC844 for 55 and 62grn Hornadys (great accuracy) in my middy AR.

TAC for 68grn Hornadys for my A4 long range AR and my Savage bolt (5/8" groups are common).
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Old March 29, 2012, 01:08 PM   #29
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"Favorite Powder" depends on two factors:

- Barrel Length
- Bullet Weight
- (Twist sometimes get thrown in here too)

The "best" powder for a light bullet/short barrel/slower twist will not necessarily be the same as for a heavy bullet/longer barrel/faster twist.

In my case for a 20" barrel, 1-7.7 twist, 77gr SMK: AA2520

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Old March 29, 2012, 06:45 PM   #30
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In my case for a 20" barrel, 1-7.7 twist, 77gr SMK: AA2520
And for a 16" M4 variant firing a 55gr FMJ: AR-Comp (1st place by a long shot),

...then H322 and Reloder-10x pretty close together at #2/3
(based on case fill, burn completion and velocity)

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Old March 29, 2012, 06:54 PM   #31
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With Hornady 55gr FMJ in my 1:9 14.5" .223 I get the best accuracy using Varget, I have tried everything between 23.5 - 25.5 gr of H335 and can't come close to 26 gr of Varget. Now on the other hand, H335 behind a 40gr V-max in my 1:12 20" varmint .223 is a tack driver.
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Old March 30, 2012, 03:47 AM   #32
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WC844, bought a bunch of it a while back. It's going to be my powder for a very long time. Good stuff though
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Old March 30, 2012, 08:36 AM   #33
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I'm getting dime size groups out of my Bushmaster Varminter using Ramshot X-Terminator with both 50 & 55 grain Hornady & Barnes bullets
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