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The Home Armory: Powder Selection

This is a discussion on The Home Armory: Powder Selection within the Reloading forums, part of the Sniping Related category; I haven't done much bullet research, the 30.06 and 300 win mag are for taking elk and deer only, the .243 will be for deer ...

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    I haven't done much bullet research, the 30.06 and 300 win mag are for taking elk and deer only, the .243 will be for deer and used as a target rifle. The bullets i have looked at are the berger 115g vld and the DTAC 115g vld bullets, both for the .243.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madgunsmith
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    For the calibers you have, IMR-4895 is what you should use. This powder will work very well in your AR-15. It will also work very well with the other calibers you have in mind.

    I have not noticed much of a difference with primers. I currently use Winchester primers and these work well. I like Federal Match primers, but I can't shoot well enough to see much of a difference. I have used CCI primers and these worked well too. Just buy as many primers as you can afford.

    Longshot's powders are also a fine choice for certain calibers.

    I really like Unique not only as a general purpose handgun powder but also as a shotgun propellant.


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    Unique, I use for .308 180gr casted bullets................accuracy @ 200 is good (Rem 700).....In a pinch you can't beat Unique, I also use it for my 45 , 357 and shotgun............Casted bullets and Unique is better than throwing rocks, cheap also.......... :lol:

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    Mad, I just got some .223 dies and a new Lee Classic Turret Press. I read what you said about IMR-4895 earlier, but somehow I ended up with an 8 lb. jug of IMR-4064 in the basement. I don't remember why, it was either because someone determined it's used int FGMM in .308 or because it's what they guy at the end of the last gun show I went to had left on the last day. :wink:

    At any rate, is IMR-4064 OK for .223, or is there a reason to get something else? I'm willing to get something else, but I'm going to have this damn 4064 around until I'm way too old to shoot, if I just load .308 with it.

    Thanks!

    John

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    IMR 4064 is very close to IMR 4895 in it's uses and burn rate.While not exact, it can be substituted in many loads. They both are useful in the same cartridges.

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    what about western tac or AA2520 the 2520 i have used the tac i have on order im loading for 6.5GRENDEL 5.56 30-30 and 303brit

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    My best loads are with Varget and H-BLC2.

    I use Varget as my main powder and BLC2 as my back up powder.......

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    Has anyone got much experience with CFE223 I picked up 8 pounds and I find it makes pretty decent AR ammo but I also want to try some in 155 and 147 grain 308's.
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    I'm switching from imr 4350 due to it's lack of availability. H 4350 is just about as bad so I picked up some imr 4451 in an effort to gain some control over temperature variations that I shoot in. The 25-06 shoots fantastic with 55.5 grs of I'm 4350 pushing a 75 gr Sierra hp. Question is how much to back off using the 4451??? Any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Telespanker View Post
    I'm switching from imr 4350 due to it's lack of availability. H 4350 is just about as bad so I picked up some imr 4451 in an effort to gain some control over temperature variations that I shoot in. The 25-06 shoots fantastic with 55.5 grs of I'm 4350 pushing a 75 gr Sierra hp. Question is how much to back off using the 4451??? Any thoughts?
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