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Posted: 8/5/2011 2:38:28 PM
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I looked in all my manuals but cannot find a .223 load using Hodgdon H4831. I bought about 10 lbs of the stuff when I was shooting a lot of .270 but sold my rifle. Anyway I have other powders but want to use it up and am looking for a safe starting load for my AR-15 and single shot .223. Any suggestions??
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Posted: 8/5/2011 2:49:32 PM
hogdon doesn't list data for 223 and h4831 not a recommended powder for the caliber
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Posted: 8/5/2011 3:05:04 PM
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H4831 is really slow for .223 Rem, even with an 80 grain bullet. Speeds produced will be low. You'll need a case full of gunpowder. I wouldn't be surprised if the brass would not seal the chamber in the rifle.

Buy another .270 or a .30-06, or trade the H4831 to someone for some Reloder 15.

By the way, I'm not recommending you load with a case full of H4831 gunpowder.

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Posted: 8/5/2011 3:26:40 PM
H4831 is way to slow to use in the .223 trade it for something more suitable
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Posted: 8/7/2011 1:31:41 PM
Originally Posted By Kingstrider:
I looked in all my manuals but cannot find a .223 load using Hodgdon H4831. I bought about 10 lbs of the stuff when I was shooting a lot of .270 but sold my rifle. Anyway I have other powders but want to use it up and am looking for a safe starting load for my AR-15 and single shot .223. Any suggestions??


4831 isn't going to work in .223, period.

Get yourself some H335 for any bullet 62 grains and lower and RL-15 for anything heavier.
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Posted: 8/7/2011 2:03:29 PM
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Originally Posted By Kingstrider:
I looked in all my manuals but cannot find a .223 load using Hodgdon H4831. I bought about 10 lbs of the stuff when I was shooting a lot of .270 but sold my rifle. Anyway I have other powders but want to use it up and am looking for a safe starting load for my AR-15 and single shot .223. Any suggestions??


Bullet? COAL?

ETA: Yep = too slow and you can't get enough in the case anyway
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