From hunters and military members, to competition shooters and general firearm enthusiasts, we welcome anyone who values and respects the way of the firearm. alaska Well-Known Member. Please enable Cookies and reload the page. The “CFE” part lives up to its name........ rojasj--You didn't mention if your .223 loads will be used in a bolt action or semi-auto, could make a difference as to powder, but not critical. It meters perfectly and is consistent in my .223/5.56 loads and great performance in my .308 Win AMerican Rifle. One day while on a prairie dog hunt, I got into a target rich environment .... lots of prairied dogs running about. M. mike sinner Member. Here in the Great North is there a real quality powder for loading the 223 ?? Your IP: 118.67.248.230 After 5 shots in fairly rapid secession, the bolt on my 700 locked up and wouldn't open. Point of impact on my loads now matches military ammo (the 55 grain FMJ anyway). I really don't care what weight, 55gr, 62gr, 68gr does not matter. Will be ordering from PV die to I am placing a large order of items from them. I load 55gr FMJ and 65gr sierra game king. That being said, 335 is a fine choice too. It's what you got ! with the 55 Gr. Powder Bul Weight C.O.L. But given the burn rate of Varget (and price ) I got the hankering a different powder is probably more suitable. According to my new Hornady 9th Edition Reloading … Over the last 25 years I've reloaded .223/5.56 mm I've used a variety of powders. Preferably with the Hornady 55 Gr. Shoots clean with nosler 69/77 custom comps. Using 55gr FMJ out of a 14.5 inch barrel. Where is the best place to start? Joined Feb 1, 2010 Messages 756 ... X-terminator also works well with 55gr Blitzkings and Hornady 75gr BTHP's. Living in Fairbanks with sparce powder selections. You probably picked the wrong barrel length for accuracy, however my AR-556 (16.1") does pretty well with Varget powder. I run H335 in my .204, but for my .223 I use CFE223. and I believe you'll find the best loads somewhere between 24 and 25 grains.My load with Hornady 55 grain FMJ's and Spire Points is 25 grains in LC and RP brass using RP 7 1/2 primers. Varget is my go to powder for use in my Ruger 77 250 Savage for winter coyote hunting. Scotts101, Nov 27, 2008. A database of .223 Remington handloads. bullets? I was taught to respect my elders .... problem is, I'm having a hard time finding them.​. 1" and less MOA at 100 yards if I do my part. Extruded powders don't measure / meter well. If ypur using a powder drop, the 8028 is probably being chopped in half, which is probably giving you inconsistant charge weights. I use load data closest to 3000fps and I've had good results across the board. But either will serve you well. FMJBT bullet. Meters great, burns clean, and I've had excellent accuracy with it in the 52-55 grain bullet range. the FMJ rounds did not group as well out of my particular 20" heavy barrel 1 in 9 twist AR15 as the dogtowns did. No need to seat them shorter than 2.200" and no longer than 2.230". You may need to download version 2.0 now from the Chrome Web Store. The thread is titled "the best powder for .223 55 and 62 grn?" Re: Favorite Powder for .223 « Reply #22 on: November 25, 2008, 10:52:23 am » Like Marshalldodge was writing, VihtaVuori N-135 and for … I've been loading 55 grain amax, SP or those cheap midway dogtown bullets over 25.5 grains of Varget for some time now. It is extreme rated, excellent for 223 Rem and will maintain constant velocities from zero to 125 deg F. I load a … Where I ran into problems was shooting several rounds, chambering a fresh round, then shooting again after maybe 20 seconds. ... Well I sorted through these and segregated them by cannalure location and size, ogive shape and weight the best I could. Okay, I can't help myself, the best 223 powder happens to be the one you are lucky enough to find in stock. I use a small rifle magnum primer for the 335, std small rifle primer for varget. Varget is a good powder across many weights for the.223. I found the stick or flake does that in powder drops, ball does not. So each fifteen rounds representing each powder are loaded with close to the same bullet as possible. When I use IMR 8208xbr, it is like measuring cornflakes... lots of crunching and halting... not sure why that is. As mentioned previously, check load manuals, also use a powder/powders that once you find one or two that work good for you, you can replenish your supply as needed. I bought a pound to experiment with and it's a fine powder for the AR platform. It does exactly what it says, works well with the heavier bullets for 223 and 308. Will try it on the 22-250 next. A forum community dedicated to Ruger firearm owners and enthusiasts. With the Varget, I rarely have a hang up and if I do I just throw it back in the top of the powder measure and redo the charge and it is right on. Ramshot TAC will give you better velocity with higher grain weights (if you're chasing a Mk262 clone). Re: AR Powders for: .223 55gr-69gr meters well I am currently running Alliant's AR Comp(same as rl15, but no temp issues). Does anyone know the best .223 bullet to use for deer? I use an auto scale dispener and have to change a few fine adjustments between ball and stick but get accurate meterd loads. I've never had that problem shooting it in Mini14 or AR's even when rapping off multiple mags of 20/30 rounds when having a 'mad moment' with my trigger finger. I'm using mine for trigger time for offhand shooting. If ypur using a powder drop, the 8028 is probably being chopped in half, which is probably giving you inconsistant charge weights. (For what it's worth IMR 3031 is a favorite also for the 250). of H-335. Interesting Iowegan your report on Win 748. FMJ. This is probably the worst case scenario for powder heating up. I have the latest Hornady reloading book but can't fine any data in this pill. CFE223 sounds good, but it's formulation looks more tuned for heavy bullets (or so it seems), the powder charges just seem high for 55 gr ammo. • Hornady FMJBT has been 25.7 Gr. Both are ball powders that meter well through a Dillon measure, which is important. Update. Second Media Corp., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Want to load 55 gr fmj Hornady for fur hunting and locating powders for this is at best frustrating. I just wanted to be sure that I was using a good powder with my first .233 reloads. I have some 335 but have not dipped into them yet. It also meters like water and performs very well at grain weights as low as 55gr FMJ. Both powders will work. Edit: Like others said, you're going to have to load develop. Anyone got any info on these or should I use the Hornady data for FMJ on these? My chrono says that its a 2800fps load where M193 will chrono ~3100. Greetings, Need to pick your brain for the best powder for reloading .223 AR-15, 55 gr. I've an itch to do some reloading this week, think I'll try and work up some Varget loads in the .223/5.56 and see how they do, have always wanted to try it.-I have one AR with a good scope for varmint use that I do take coyote hunting once in a while that can and does reach out and touch those howlin critters.. Reload mostly 55 grain SP's and FMJ's, do load some 52-53 Grain HP's on occasion. JavaScript is disabled. Joined Jan 11, 2015 Messages 7. My top performing powders are 1) Win 748 (excellent powder for 52-77gr bullets) 2) Benchmark (favors lighter 52-55 gr bullets) 3) XBR-8208 ( This worked excellent for 55's FMJ's and the 62gr SS109 steel core bullets) I'm hearing good things about this powder, and I'm thinking about switching from H-335 because of the Copper Fouling Eraser it contains. Performance & security by Cloudflare, Please complete the security check to access. Thoughts? Hog Leg, Shooting a semi-auto at a fast rate of fire probably doesn't give the powder much time to heat up. Varget is a good powder across many weights for the .223. My general purpose load of H-335 with the 55 Gr. My new favorite powder for the small cases. It was a toss up with H414, AR-comp, and the new boy on the block alliant 2000 MR as to what I did the best at 200 yards. Double check your charges they will probably be off. If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices. I'm using CFE 223 powder, I reloaded some Nosler Ballistic tip, Nosler book tells me 26.0 Start to 28.0 Max for their 55 gn spritzer, I've found a good load at 27.1-27.3 using my Dillon xl650. I have loaded about 1500 so far and fired over 600 and no issues. I've also had good luck with Accurate 2230. My go to are h335, cfe 223, w748, reloader10X in no particular order. If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. Have used all that have been mentioned with good results except 8028 and Varget. The Hodgdon Reloading Data Center (RDC) lists 21 different powder types that can be used in the .223. I am about to buy 8# to start loading some .223. 25gr TAC under a Hornady 55gr FMJ is what I use. The .223 caliber has evolved from the battlefield AR-15 platform to popular sporting use in varmint and predator hunting, match competition, and all-around plinking fun. Both are good powders for .223 rem. Forums > General > The Powder Keg > Best .223 for deer? In this instance trust Hodgdon's data for 55 gr jacketed bullets Their maximum is 25.3 grains of H335. I bought a pound of CFE223 several months ago, but have yet to try it. I have found that 335 does really well with the 40 grain vmax. I like Varget too, but have found that I am not getting any great velocity out of them at all so it's best for 308 uses instead. Might have to get some h 4198 also to try. On a more serious note, I've been loading handgun for nearly 40 yrs, but fairly new to the 223/556. Another way to prevent getting this page in the future is to use Privacy Pass. Come join the discussion about optics, hunting, gunsmithing, styles, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more! Completing the CAPTCHA proves you are a human and gives you temporary access to the web property. One that hasn't been mentioned and I probably have loaded more rounds with for .223/5.56 is Winchester 748, a ball powder. Cloudflare Ray ID: 618430781ffb2e16 bullet jacket (Advanced Manufacturing Process) that clearly delivers better performance. I'm just wondering what you guys are running for charge weight on this powder with the 55 Gr. Overall, it's my favorite go-to powder. I do like Varget and all of the powders listed as not temp sensitive. I would like to find FMJ BT or BT HP bullets in BULK (5k-20K). Thanks for your help, Blue Skies! I found the stick or flake does that in powder drops, ball does not. I really don't want to pay out the rear for these. Those Chargemasters will probably take the pinch out of my neck when I get one. However, in my variety of AR rifles, this is the load that gives me the best accuracy. Haven't done too much loading with it since I have factory 5.56mm available, but the loads I did put together with the BL-C(2) and 55gn FMJ seemed to work really well. One of my rifles liked 26.5gr, but in another rifle of mine, it showed pressure signs. They show a maximum charge of 27.5 gr. 2230/2220 powders seem fine, though if I recall, the powder kernel sizes seemed inconsistent -meaning it's probably going to cereal-box-segregate at least some in the powder hopper. I'm seeing that CFE 223 is a tad slower burning. Double check your charges they will probably be off. Lots of excellent powders out there for 5.56 gas gun. Min Charge Max Charge Optimal Charge Bullet Make Bullet Type Yesterday I made the switch from H-335 to Hodgdon CFE 223 powder. I am trying to find bulk .223 projectiles. Check the manuals for the bullet weight you are considering. My goto powder for my Remington Mod 700 (223 Rem) used to be W-748 .... very accurate with 55gr bullets. Using my 1:9 20 inch stainless fluted match grade barreled AR-15 and adjusting 10 different powders to right at 3100 fps using 62 gr HPBT. Whats your favorite powder for .223 rem 55 grain bullets? The 27.5 grain loads did not group any better than the 27 grain loads with FMJ but DID seem to tighten up the dogtowns by about a quarter inch. Thank you all.. CFE223 is great when loading 55 grain FMJ, SP's, or GD's. I use Varget for my 55gr rounds through a Lyman powder measure and it seems to be just fine. Knew of a guy once that bought a pound of powder for his favorite bolt gun while traveling, worked great in his rifle, but when he went to buy more he found that none of his local GS's stocked it. FMJ's (well, when I do my part). -Ben Franklin-. What I've found and used are W746 and Alliant AR … 5 Shot groups were consistently under 1 in at 100 yards with a "garden variety" AR 15. The 223 is a very forgiving cartridge, if it goes bang it's quite accurate. I believe. But either will serve you well. So far I have pretty much settled on H335 but if there is better choice I would like to hear it. I must say though all my loadings have been shot in a Ruger Mini-14 and several AR-15's. I put every charge on my scale and wind up adding or taking a few sticks (with one of my pointy juice container straws) to get it just even. There are lots of powders that are suitable. I've heard that 748 has had some issues with pressure spikes. I like the way the ball powder meters in the powder measure and I get easily 1.5 MOA with Hornady or Win. I am trying to find them at a reasonable deal too. bullets. • Shoots awesome in my POF which has a 1:7 twist. I have Hornady 55 gr fmj’s Sierra and horsndy’s 68 and 69 gr and some Sierra 75 gr and think I got some Hornady 77 gr that is supposed to load in factory mags.got two ar’s one in 1/9 twist and the … "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety". Then which is the best overall powder for 55gr bullet and the powder you want will be nowhere to be found. What do u all think of using H BLC2 for 55 gr or heavier gr loads for a ar15. I've used and love Varget though in a host of other calibers such as 250 and 300 Savage, 30/06, 8mm, and 303 British. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. I use a small rifle magnum primer for the 335, std small rifle primer for varget. I use BL-C(2), which meters really well. Author Topic: 223/5.56 NATO 55gr FMJ (Read 1846 times) RDub01. Good luck working up loads. CFE 223 works great thru the powder measure, very consistent. Hornady's Titegroup is another good one that isn't temp or position sensitive for 9mm and 45acp, it's my go to powder for those calibers. During the last hoarding episode I used 3031 and 4064 . Reloading for the .223 is easy and there are a number of great powder choices. I will be loading on a Dillion 650. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Anything heavier than a 62, TAC has been my go to and it's amazing. The Hornady .224 55 Grain FMJ bullet is a Traditional bullet and FMJ bullets are built with a rugged AMP? Scotts101, Nov 27, 2008. I have good results with H4895 with 55gr bullets in both my 20" and 26" .223 rifles. Hornady 223 bullets offer the highest quality and best prices at Powder Valley.? "...Somewhere there are Brownings in a two-hand hold. IMO Varget is the Unique (powder) of rifle reloading, alot of applications. Off course I've read/heard that semi-auto chambers are a little more generous in size than a like caliber for a bolt action rifle which maybe is the reason for your Rem 700 expanding your brass more and sticking. I shoot an SP1 with 55gr FMJ and 748 has worked just fine for me. I've tried most of the previous mentioned powders but am a fan of CFE223. I'm about to order these. Sorry for wasting your time. 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