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Posted: 2/11/2013 11:41:33 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/11/2013 1:16:15 PM EST by tmac24]
First off, I am new to reloading. I went down to the LGS and asked if they had any powder to load .223 for my AR, and the only thing they had was H380. He assured me that there was load data on this powder for my situation. So far I have found very little data on it. I was just wondering if anyone has ever used this?

p.s. I have been living at the links at the top of the page and read most of them along with a couple of my buddies guidance that already reload. I'm almost ready to start my first batch once I find some dang primers! Thanks in advance, I appreciate it!
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Link Posted: 2/11/2013 12:54:10 PM EST
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Link Posted: 2/11/2013 1:15:36 PM EST
Ya, I looked there and it didn't have anything. I know people that use varget and really like it, as well as TAC, and CFE223. But with the hazmat fee and availability of other powders online I figured I'd see what the hive thought about the H380 since I can easily get it locally. I googled it and found one person saying that they found load range of 26.5 to 28.5, but that is all I could find.
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Link Posted: 2/11/2013 2:37:24 PM EST
Might be a good try with the 77 grain bullets since it is fairly dense. It also meters like a dream, flowing like water since it is one of the true spherical powders.

I've used it in .308 Winchester.
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Link Posted: 2/11/2013 3:21:42 PM EST
Back when I first start to reload for .223, H380 was one of the powders listed by Lee Reloading. From 45 to 60 gn, it listed 27.5 gn for those bullets weights. Velocity listed was 3000 fpx for 45 gn to 2950 for the 60 gn. I have use the 27.5 gns for 55 gn fmj for my plinking ammo. I currently use CFE since they are within $2.00 to $3.00 of each other.
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Link Posted: 2/11/2013 4:07:35 PM EST
check hornady they had some loads listed but I dont know anything else about the specifics of them.
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Link Posted: 2/11/2013 5:40:02 PM EST
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The current Hodgdon website doesn't show anything, but I have an older Hodgdon 26th Edition that lists loads with H380 for bullets all the way from 40 to 70 grains. It looks to be best with the heavier bullets from 60 to 70 grains but you can certainly use it with the lighter ones too. Let me know if you want more info......
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Link Posted: 2/11/2013 6:08:23 PM EST
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Link Posted: 2/11/2013 6:27:19 PM EST
Awesome. Thanks everyone for the input. I plan on just using 55gr fmj for some plinking as of now. Once I get everything in working order I'll give it a try. I might be back on here with the load I decided to go with to what everyone thinks! Once again that you for helping out a rookie.
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Link Posted: 2/11/2013 7:32:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By dryflash3:

Originally Posted By orthodoxwarrior:
check hornady they had some loads listed but I dont know anything else about the specifics of them.

Just checked Hornady 9, no H-380 data.


Hornady 8 has one load for 50 grain bullets: 25.3 gr to start and 29.0 gr max.

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Link Posted: 2/11/2013 7:36:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By tmac24:
Awesome. Thanks everyone for the input. I plan on just using 55gr fmj for some plinking as of now. Once I get everything in working order I'll give it a try. I might be back on here with the load I decided to go with to what everyone thinks! Once again that you for helping out a rookie.


Hodgdon 26th Edition for 55 grain bullets: 26.5 gr to start and 28.5 gr max.

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