Originally Posted By TxSoldier:
With the craziness going on now, I like to try to pick up what I can whenever there's something around. Cablelas has random stuff on a daily basis come in but a lot of it is stuff I've not used for .223 before.
I know lots of things can be made to work with .223, like Varget, but it meters horrible. So what powders do you guys like that is easy to work with, and works well in .223 for you?
I use H335 usually and have a few pounds of it, and I've also picked up some BLC2 and some CFE223 so far.
Your thread title is a little misleading.
If you're looking for efficient, then CFE223 would be the least efficient, according to my Hornady Reloading manual. It appears that it necessitates the most grains of powder for the listed velocities. I'm sure it's because it has additives that keep the bore/action clean, hence it's purpose. It seems to be a little cheaper than H335 and Varget, comparatively.