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Old February 10, 2009, 07:40 PM   #1
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Powder For 6.8 MM SPC AR

I probably ask this question before but here it goes. I have loaded for bolt guns and pistols but never for an AR. What is a good powder to use in a AR that is chambered in 6.8 MM SPC. I know there might be new powders on the market that I have never tried. I have been looking at IMR and Hodgdon powders and need one that will perform in a clean manner in my AR. Also I will be loading a few rounds for the Mini 14 that is chambered in 223. Any hints on a good powder for the Mini would also be appreciated.
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Old February 10, 2009, 07:51 PM   #2
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I think it is hard to beat in the 6.8. I use 28 grains with a 110 Sierra ProHunter in my 16 inch carbine. Very accurate load.
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Old February 10, 2009, 09:12 PM   #3
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I'm just getting into reloading for this cartridge as well. From what I've read, one of the best powders for this load is ALLIANT POWDER RELOADER 10X.

Here are some other references/recipes as well:
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Old February 10, 2009, 09:21 PM   #4
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Here's a whole forum on reloading 6.8.
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Old February 10, 2009, 09:42 PM   #5
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H322 and RE10X are the two most common. Here's the data collected from
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