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Powder recommendations for .223

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by KBG, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. Younggun

    Younggun Ginger Avenger TGT Supporter Admin

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    Thanks. No idea why my phone autocorrected to “backyard” in the post you quoted, lol.

    It looks like the H335 will have velocities similar to Varget but without the metering issues of stick powder.

    Right now I’m getting 2740fps with 69gr SMKs over 25.2gr CFE with an 18” barrel and can. The problem is that after a couple rounds the velocity climbs if the round sits in the chamber.

    A similar load using Varget only gets around 2550fps, But without the issue with rounds in a hot chamber speeding up.

    My varmint load is 26.6gr CFE under a 55gr Dogtown. Don’t have the data with me but I think it was around 2900fps or a little over. I’m using a digital scope so I doubt I could reach out far enough on small critters for the lower velocity to hurt me too much. Probably not gonna see as far as the bullet will accurately shoot.


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  2. KBG

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    H335 meters wonderfully, and performs well for your chosen projectile weight. I would certainly recommend it for use on a progressive press
     
  3. Younggun

    Younggun Ginger Avenger TGT Supporter Admin

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    What kind of velocities do you get and what load are you using, bullet weight/barrel length, etc.


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  4. deemus

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    Don't have a chrono, so no clue. 55g bullets, usually Hornady ballistic tips w cannalure.

    Shooting them from a 16" 1:8, and a 24" bull barrel.

    Weird, but the performance is almost the same, except at 300 yds, the 16' barrel had +/- 1 inch drop, but the bull barrel is almost flat out to 300.
     
  5. TexMex247

    TexMex247 Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    I think for your purposes H335 will serve you well. Many recipes call for a magnum primer with it but I've seen just as many that use standard ones with no issues.

    Also, if you can find it, it's rumored that WC844 is the non-canister version of H335. If you are truly cranking out thousands of rounds that might be a little more cost effective.

    Personally I load in batches up to a few hundred rounds at a time using mostly Ramshot Tac. It does well with the heavier bullets up to 69gr. I prefer it over AA2230 and varget especially for 60-65gr bullets.
     
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  7. deemus

    deemus my mama says I'm special

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    He was quite the thread starter..........
     
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    That Nigerian Prince sure did get some good discussions going.
     
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  9. mad88minute

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    I realize the op has been banned, but I want to answer anyways.

    I've started using Ramshot Tac a few years ago when blc2 and varget was as rare as a unicorn.

    It meters well. Isn't very temp sensitive. Good velocity. It's pretty available.

    I bought a few jugs, and 10k 62gr steel core projectiles. Pair those with my 5 gal buckets of brass and I have my retirement all planned out.

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