Originally Posted By black_m4:Got CFE 223 from Powder Valley. $132 per 8lbs. IIRC $18.50 a pound.
Good deal man. Where did you find the CFE223? and how much? (if you dont mind) my loacal guy still has not got any yet. from what i read and heard about this powder after 64 grains of bullet weight the powder doesnt do so well. It looks like you had some decent shooting with the hornady bullets. the match kings not so much. how does this gun shoot with other ammo. how was the flash? were the cases clean? is it very differet than BLC-2? have you noticed any of the benifits of the CFE?
Only bullet I have tried with CFE 223 is the 69 gr SMK. I was getting .75 10 shot 100 yd groups with work up loads.
This matches results with IMR-8208 XBR with the same bullet, primer, case combo.
Flash? didn't notice, I was shooting groups. Cases get dirty just like with other powders.
I like BLC2, but CFE 223 is more accurate in my AR with precession loads.
Benefits; great accuracy and since it's a ball powder, it measures great. No premium price.
You don't need a $250-$300 electronic powder dribbler to drop charges. A powder measure works fine.