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Posted: 11/24/2013 11:52:56 AM EDT
I'm going to be buying Rugers in both 223 and 308.  I'd like to use the same powder in both.  Any suggestions?
Link Posted: 11/24/2013 12:57:02 PM EDT
Hint....
Hornady Handbook of reloading, 8th edition.
Sierra Handloading Manual.....
Lee Precision Reloading Handbook........
44-40
Link Posted: 11/24/2013 2:08:13 PM EDT
Some of us Old Farts like IMR3031. Old school, but it works for me (and has done so for 30-odd years).



***sigh*** hard to believe it's been that long.
Link Posted: 11/24/2013 5:26:19 PM EDT
Hodgdon has a number of powders that can be used in both.  Check their on-line reloading data.
Link Posted: 11/24/2013 6:20:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By klw:
I'm going to be buying Rugers in both 223 and 308.  I'd like to use the same powder in both.  Any suggestions?
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Varget.

http://data.hodgdon.com/main_menu.asp
Link Posted: 11/25/2013 6:47:59 PM EDT
RL15 for everything, and TAC as well as Varget.  Tac meters best followed by RL15 and lastly Varget.
Link Posted: 11/28/2013 8:10:06 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By marko16:
RL15 for everything, and TAC as well as Varget.  Tac meters best followed by RL15 and lastly Varget.
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What he said.
Link Posted: 12/1/2013 2:13:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 2:22:24 PM EDT
A lot of good powders, just a question of finding them on this planet. :(
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 4:50:59 PM EDT
I run Varget in my 5.56 AR15, my buddy runs Varget in his 308 AR10.
Link Posted: 1/27/2014 5:48:16 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2014 8:59:10 AM EDT by Wulfmann]
All above powders are in short supply so you might have to go with what you can find

More modern powders like Varget and IMR 8208XBR are less sensitive to temperature variation
8208 was developed for military snipers for the temp reason. It is not a ball but is very short.

Best all around for both 223 and 308 for AR bulk loading would be BL-C-2 (Military WC846)
Hi tech sells them H335/WC844 & BLC/ 846) in 8LB jugs cheap or did and hopefully will have them again.

For progressive presses I suggest you stay with ball powders


Wulfmann
Link Posted: 1/28/2014 4:32:59 AM EDT
I just started Friday with XBR and SS109 bullets as it's for plinking.   It's also been barely above zero most days, so there is little time to try much.  23gr of XBR looks just fine, and made a group like TAC.  With it's short extrusion, it meters not too bad.  Another current powder to think of is CFE223, it's a ball made for the new "green" military .556.  One thing the OP needs to provide is bullet weight, or intended bullet weight as they aren't always easy to get either.
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