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#3146122 - 01/30/13 06:59 PM 223 powder?
Spikes Tactical
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So I have been reloading 6.8spc and now want to reload 223.
I know all components are hard to find right now.
I have brass, bullets and primers.
I will be using hornady 55gr vmax, cci 400 small rifle primers and was thinking Vihtavuori N135 (because I know where to get some).

Anyone have any experience with this powder? Or can you recommend anything else that might be available?

JP
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#3146149 - 01/30/13 07:18 PM Re: 223 powder? [Re: Spikes Tactical]
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Varget if you could get it,,H335 works very well also,heck just about anything on the burn rate chart between 4198 and 4064 should work,some just a little better than others,my 16 inch really likes 322 in the lighter bullets,,but I am switching all my 223 ammo to the 69 Sierra and 25 grs Varget as I shoot and reload my brass,,that way I will be able to pick up either of my 223 rifles and ammo will interchange.
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#3146271 - 01/30/13 08:37 PM Re: 223 powder? [Re: mr.big]
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RL7 is available around here, last I knew, as well as AA2230. Both are great 223 powders. I use 21.5gr RL7 under a 55gr Nosler Varmageddon for sub 1" groups out of my stock CCMG M4LE.
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#3146303 - 01/30/13 08:58 PM Re: 223 powder? [Re: EastTNHunter]
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Benchmark, varget, win. 748 are some popular ones
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#3146383 - 01/30/13 09:41 PM Re: 223 powder? [Re: Rockhound]
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Varget! If you can find it.
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#3146390 - 01/30/13 09:44 PM Re: 223 powder? [Re: AllOutdoors]
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varget h 322
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#3146465 - 01/30/13 11:22 PM Re: 223 powder? [Re: Deer Assassin]
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varget, aa2230
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#3146852 - 01/31/13 11:46 AM Re: 223 powder? [Re: redblood]
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No Varget, No Benchmark to be found right now - I might have to look at the others mentioned. I know I saw at least 1 - 1 lb jug of RL7.

Thanks
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#3147369 - 01/31/13 07:50 PM Re: 223 powder? [Re: Spikes Tactical]
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CFE 223, Varget, H4895, for slow movers Trail Boss.
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#3148502 - 02/01/13 06:04 PM Re: 223 powder? [Re: Encore Eye Candy]
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I like 25.5 gr H-4895 with 53tsx for deer.
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#3148970 - 02/02/13 08:40 AM Re: 223 powder? [Re: ewc]
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55gr VMAX IMR4895
77gr Nosler OTM IMR XBR8208
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#3149021 - 02/02/13 09:26 AM Re: 223 powder? [Re: Mid]
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I think I load mine with Ramshot
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#3149057 - 02/02/13 10:00 AM Re: 223 powder? [Re: pressfit]
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#3149276 - 02/02/13 04:29 PM Re: 223 powder? [Re: Model70Man]
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Found 2 lbs of CFE 223, going to give it a try. Thanks everyone.
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#3149404 - 02/02/13 06:24 PM Re: 223 powder? [Re: Spikes Tactical]
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It's supposed to be good stuff.
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#3149749 - 02/03/13 12:23 AM Re: 223 powder? [Re: Spikes Tactical]
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AA2230. If you can find it that is what I use with 23.5 grains pushing a 50gr Vmax and shooting .38" 5 shots groups. 2230 is cheaper than a lot of other powders but I have heard that Varget is great for 223 platform. I use it in my 308 and 7mm-08 so I dont want to waste any trying to test in 223. Also I'm not going to complain and keep testing when I'm shooting sub .5moa
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