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Old February 10, 2013, 08:28 AM   #1
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IMR Powder for .223 55grain

I usually use H335 for reloading .223. My local gun shop doesn't have any in stock, so I'm coming up with alternatives. I haven't tryed any IMR powders yet. I was wanting peoples opinions on which IMR power to reload .233 55 grain with. So what IMR powder would buy?

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Old February 10, 2013, 08:52 AM   #2
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http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp
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Old February 10, 2013, 08:56 AM   #3
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4895 works fine.
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Old February 10, 2013, 09:28 AM   #4
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8208 XBR works well for me.
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Old February 10, 2013, 09:39 AM   #5
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I use IMR3031 in .223. Very good results.
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Old February 10, 2013, 09:41 AM   #6
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The above mentioned as well as 4064.
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Old February 10, 2013, 02:29 PM   #7
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I managed to score an 8 lb keg of IMR-8208 XBR for loading 223's. So far, with 55 grain bullets, its working out great. I've also got some 50 grain hollowpoints to try out with it, as well.
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Old February 10, 2013, 06:15 PM   #8
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I've been told benchmark works very well.

http://www.hodgdon.com/burn-rate.html
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Old February 10, 2013, 09:24 PM   #9
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4895, 4064, 3031, 8208xbr...
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Old February 10, 2013, 09:29 PM   #10
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I've been told benchmark works very well.


It sure does...
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Old February 10, 2013, 09:59 PM   #11
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i'm going to try some 4198, as soon as I can find some !
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Old February 10, 2013, 10:55 PM   #12
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hodgdon's new CFE 223 (copper fouling eraser) will also work great.
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Old February 10, 2013, 11:26 PM   #13
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+1 on IMR4895
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Old February 11, 2013, 03:31 AM   #14
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-1 for me with the imr4064. I tested it, worked but not consistent with a cci 400 primer. Never tried the cci41's but found a nice load with h335 and I'm stickin with it. If I could take shot at it I would use the benchmark, burn rates are next to each other.
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