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Old July 16, 2001, 04:40 PM   #1
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AA2230C questions

I'm considering buying a large (to me) quantity (32 lbs)
of 2230C from Weidners. I'm relatively new to reloading
(pistol only so far) and was wondering if 2230C would be
a good choice for .223 and .308 in both single-shot and
semi-auto rifles. How does it compare to W748?
I can get the 2230C for $259 vs. around $400 for
the 748.

It would take me a while to use this much powder - how
long a shelf-life do these surplus powders have?

Thanks much for any info.
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Old July 17, 2001, 10:44 AM   #2
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2230-C is a data powder. I've never used it myself. It's supposed to be similar to AA 2230, but not close enough to substitute data. I think it may be a little fast for the .308 748 would probably be more versatile. A cheaper alternative to 748 that would work well in both cartridges is WC846 milsurp powder. Anybody that sells 2230-C should also sell WC846. It burns similar to Ball(C)2 or WW748, and costs about $87 per 8# at Wideners.
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Old July 17, 2001, 02:56 PM   #3
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I have purchased and used 2230c in both 223 and 308 as well as 30-06and 30-30 and it does a teriffic job. It meters well and is clean and very low flash. I really like this powder for most of it applications. It comes with some reloading data on the jugs and these seem to work great.
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Old July 17, 2001, 07:05 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info folks.
I appreciate it.
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Old July 18, 2001, 01:01 PM   #5
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I use 2230C for .223, 22-250 and 30-06 with good results. According to a guy at the AA tech line I spoke to, you can use 2460 data for the 2230C powder.
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