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Old February 16, 2013, 11:52 AM   #1
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Favorite .223 powder

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Old February 16, 2013, 12:11 PM   #2
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CFE223

I have had great luck with Hodgdon CFE223. It erased what little copper fouling I had and and the bore is still clear.
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Old February 16, 2013, 12:15 PM   #3
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H335 in my AR
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Old February 16, 2013, 12:16 PM   #4
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Ramshot Exterminator & TAC, that's all I need.
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Old February 16, 2013, 12:17 PM   #5
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  • The only one I've tried so far is Varget, and it works very well.
  • I bought a bunch of WC844 right before the weather turned cold and nasty. I'm looking forward to trying it next month.
  • I really want to try SMP842 but the only place I've found that sells it is in Tennessee (and I'm not) and they don't ship hazmat. It's supposed to be a non-canister-grade of CFE223; the army uses it in the new leadfree 62 grain NATO ammo.
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Old February 16, 2013, 12:25 PM   #6
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Old February 16, 2013, 12:25 PM   #7
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There are a ton of very good powders for the .223! I use Tac, Benchmark, Varget, and H335. I prefer Tac as it meters very well and is the cheapest, but the others are a little better for heavy bullets IMO.
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Old February 16, 2013, 01:08 PM   #8
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H-335 for 55 grain bullets. That is my 98% of the time load that I shoot.

Heavier than that I use Reloader 15 or Varget. (Slight edge with RL 15 for accuracy though it takes dial caliper to tell the difference in the groups most times.
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Old February 16, 2013, 01:09 PM   #9
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Old February 16, 2013, 01:23 PM   #10
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I like TAC for the ease of metering
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Old February 16, 2013, 01:34 PM   #11
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For most of us it is whatever we can get our hands on right now.

I have 16 lbs of Accurate 2230 to go through and it seems pretty decent.
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Old February 16, 2013, 01:49 PM   #12
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748.......and H322 for light bullets.

I would very much like to try Accurate brand powders however.
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Old February 16, 2013, 02:16 PM   #13
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Old February 16, 2013, 02:30 PM   #14
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another Varget fan here
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Old February 16, 2013, 02:33 PM   #15
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CFE223 or IMR3031, with CFE223 having a slight edge.

With IMR3031 I get just over half inch groups. CFE223 just under half inch groups.
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Old February 16, 2013, 03:39 PM   #16
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About 30lbs of H335, love the stuff!
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Old February 16, 2013, 04:29 PM   #17
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H335 get the nod from me
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Old February 16, 2013, 07:10 PM   #18
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Old February 16, 2013, 07:14 PM   #19
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748 until I run out, H335 looking good for when (if) I run out.
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Old February 16, 2013, 07:30 PM   #20
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Tried 748, 8208XBR, TAC, H335, WC844.

The 8208 was the most accurate from my AR but the 335/844 was a close second and metered better than the little sticks on my LnL. I have stuck with 844 and 335.
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Old February 16, 2013, 07:33 PM   #21
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H335 for 55, 60, 62, and 68-69 gr bullets. Varget for 65 SGK and 75-77 gr HP. A friend had excellent results with 8208XBR, and I am chomping at the bit to try CFE223.
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Old February 16, 2013, 07:34 PM   #22
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is there any love for AA2520? I bought 8 pounds of it a few years ago (cheap) for loading .30-06's, but I don't reload .30-06 yet.
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Old February 16, 2013, 07:37 PM   #23
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Started off with Accurate 2230 and still use it for up to 63-69gr.
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Old February 16, 2013, 07:41 PM   #24
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Old February 16, 2013, 09:29 PM   #25
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I've been using H-4895, but just picked up an 8 lb keg of IMR-8208 XBR. We'll see how this powder works.
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