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Posted: 9/18/2009 4:25:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 5:10:08 AM EST by eagle308us]
Did a search and didn’t find anything. If you can point me it will be appricated.

Going to start reloading .223 and I have some of each bullet on the way. Is there a powder that will work well for both. Some of the bullets are pulled and some are new but I’m not sure that makes a difference.


OK work well is a general statement. Not looking to replicate mil ammo. Just looking for general plinking ammo. Not even sure about using the M855. I have never had any so I got a little to play with. most of the order is pulled M193.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:40:51 AM EST
Some people like H-335 for 55-62gr bullets, but I get better accuracy from Varget with most all loads and also like Benchmark which is my new powder for 55 & 60gr bullets giving a one hole 5-shot group at 50 yrd's.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:04:57 AM EST
Originally Posted By eagle308us:
Is there a powder that will work well for both.

Work well how? Are you wanting to load 5.56 replica ammo? Neither of those bullets will produce superb accuracy. So any powder that's runs well on one will likely run well on the other.

There's lot of options for those bullets. If you want 5.56 velocity ammo, find a temperature stabile powder. I use 748 for those loads, but I load below max, so I can get away with 748's temp instability.

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:26:45 AM EST
I'd recommend TAC or Varget. TAC is a whole lot easier to meter.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 7:56:33 AM EST
I use 748 for 55 and 62 FMJBT general use range ammo
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 3:56:11 PM EST
What does your store currently have in stock?

Then, check a reloading manual.

Aloha, Mark

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:01:03 PM EST
h335 55gr tac for the 62gr man that tac powder meters great .real constant drops
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:03:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 4:04:12 PM EST by 4719DAVE]
I run h335 in the 55gr and tac in the 62gr start low 1st ck LOAD DATA oops sorry mods was in a hurry
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:58:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By ma96782:
What does your store currently have in stock?

Then, check a reloading manual.

Aloha, Mark

This is a good answer.
For instance, don't get your heart set on Varget. If you do find it, you will likely pay too much to get it.
See what you can get, go from there.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:08:14 PM EST
I would suggest a ball powder for both. Easy to load and measure.

In the order of my preference, Tac, BLC2, AA-2230, H-335, and W-748.

Pulled bullets, even with pull marks will shoot fine.

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 5:24:23 PM EST
I like Benchmark best for 55-60gr bullets(meters great as well), at least I get best accuracy with it followed by Varget.
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