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Old September 7, 2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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Powder/charge choice versus bullet choice in .223?

In terms of accuracy, how big of a difference does the powder brand and charge weight make compared to the choice of bullet?

The reason I'm asking is that I have a bunch of the Armscor 62gr FMJBT bullets. I know that these bullets aren't in the same league as Sierra Matchking or anything like that - they're more suitable for "blasting/plinking" ammo. As such, I'm wondering if it's worthwhile to play around with working up a bunch of different loads of different types of powder in order to increase accuracy, or if I should just be satisfied with something that functions well in my AR, and save the meticulous load development for when I get some higher-quality bullets?
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