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Old October 20, 2011, 12:49 AM   #1
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Full circle.

After a few years of trying every powder under the sun for 22-250Rem, I think I am finally set on IMR4064. Great accuracy, great velocity, and just feels and sounds right.

Anyway, this was one of the first powders I used and now came back to it. Varget has also given solid results but the 4064 is more consistent day in and day out.

But it appears my fun experimenting is over and I am back to the old standby.

Must be time for a new rifle and cartridge to experiment with

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Old October 20, 2011, 07:07 AM   #2
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I'll chime in and agree it's time to go shopping for a new rifle to get figured out.
Lots of choices and half the fun is the research. And don't leave out the possibility of having one custom built.
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Old October 20, 2011, 10:36 AM   #3
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That's why the powder companies are continually bringing out new powders for us. It's a public service to help us avoid the cost of buying new rifles. Just when you think you discovered the ultimate load combination using RL-15, Alliant will come out with something called M-2000 or whatever it is for my .308. And for my 22-250, I see Hodgdon now has something called CFE223 or something like that.
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Old October 20, 2011, 11:21 AM   #4
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IMR4064 has turned in the best results with 52 & 55 gr Sierra's in my model 70 Winchester featherweight 22/250, additionally 4064 has been a good choice for 307Win and another Winchester featherweight in 30/06 caliber!! William

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Old October 20, 2011, 02:58 PM   #5
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Yeah the cfe223 looks interesting...

Oh well, guess buying a pound can't hurt anything
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Old October 21, 2011, 12:36 AM   #6
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You know, I'm a huge fan of 4064, it is a very versatile powder that produces acceptable accuracy and velocity in a lot of rounds....

But I'm looking at reloading several thousand rounds of 223 when I get home, and a ball powder does meter more I going to buy some 2000MR (made in America) or some TAC (made in Belgium I believe) to see if I can get the same happy results but from an easier to meter powder.

Wish me luck, because I don't relish the thought of hand weighing 5000 charges.....

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Old October 21, 2011, 07:59 AM   #7
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I did the same thing. I tried Varget and 8208, but came back to 4064 for my 55gr bullets.
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