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Posted: 12/8/2013 8:41:07 PM EST
I'm down to my last pound of H335 and I've only loaded 55gr hornady FMJ's for 223, and no other bullet type for 223.

I'll have quite a few 55's leftover after my 335 is gone, and I've got some (1,000) SMK's I still need to load up.

Is there a magic do it all powder that spans the 55-77gr gap?

I'm thinking TAC will work well for both bullets. Perhaps CFE223 or 8208XBR?

I'll be using a Dillon powder measure if that matters at all, and would like to stay away from varget since I can't seem to find it in stock ever.
Link Posted: 12/8/2013 10:27:57 PM EST
I use RE-15 for both in competition, very accurate.
Link Posted: 12/8/2013 10:31:20 PM EST
8208>thread
Link Posted: 12/8/2013 11:04:53 PM EST
I've not tried 8208 or CFE (though I've heard good things about both), but I know from personal experience that TAC will work great with both 55gr and 77gr rounds.
Link Posted: 12/8/2013 11:22:51 PM EST
XBR is good for the 55s but great for the 77s
Link Posted: 12/8/2013 11:33:42 PM EST
I have used IMR 4895 for 55gr up to 60gr with great results.

IMR has load data fro 77gr bullets listed on their website, I have just never loaded bullets that heavy with it.
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 3:17:41 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 4:55:15 AM EST
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Originally Posted By deuc224:
XBR is good for the 55s but great for the 77s
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This. My favorite load thus far uses 69 SMK's with XBR.
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 8:11:51 AM EST
Ramshot Tac
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 3:39:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By deuc224:
XBR is good for the 55s but great for the 77s
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Let me third or fourth this.

After trying various others I settled on XBR. It's like flammable crack for your gun. Perfect.
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 4:46:29 PM EST
CFE223
Varget
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 4:48:22 PM EST
May just be my rilfe but I have went through about a pound of TAC and just cant get it to shoot with the 55's worth a crap
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 4:48:45 PM EST
TAC
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 4:52:33 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BigMikeDFW:


Let me third or fourth this.

After trying various others I settled on XBR. It's like flammable crack for your gun. Perfect.
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Originally Posted By BigMikeDFW:
Originally Posted By deuc224:
XBR is good for the 55s but great for the 77s


Let me third or fourth this.

After trying various others I settled on XBR. It's like flammable crack for your gun. Perfect.



I will fifth and sixth it!!

I use XBR exclusively for my AR now. Meters great and has been pretty consistent in all the weather so far. I am going to try it as much as I can this winter to see if it stays consistent.
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 4:54:58 PM EST
Hodgdon H322 is a very versatile powder. I use it for 55gr-77gr 5.56 and 110gr 6.8 SPC. Good luck finding any H322 though.
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 6:40:17 PM EST
RL-15
Link Posted: 12/9/2013 6:56:04 PM EST
I use WC844 for all my 223 loads I've found some loads for the heavier loads, and I've done 75gr projectiles with it with pretty good results. Not saying its the best, but it can be done with cheaper powder effectively. ~1.5 inches in a 10 round group at 100 yards. Hey, it works...
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 4:22:59 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Guilty:
Hodgdon H322 is a very versatile powder. I use it for 55gr-77gr 5.56 and 110gr 6.8 SPC. Good luck finding any H322 though.
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
THIS!!
Link Posted: 12/10/2013 5:26:45 AM EST
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Originally Posted By BigMikeDFW:


Let me third or fourth this.

After trying various others I settled on XBR. It's like flammable crack for your gun. Perfect.
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Originally Posted By BigMikeDFW:
Originally Posted By deuc224:
XBR is good for the 55s but great for the 77s


Let me third or fourth this.

After trying various others I settled on XBR. It's like flammable crack for your gun. Perfect.

I have recently become an XBR believer also. Too bad it is Australian sourced. I was hoping it was from a stateside vendor like GD at St Marks.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 6:46:46 PM EST
I use H4895. It is really just a long grain 8208XBR. Works great for bullets all the way down to 40g.
Link Posted: 12/12/2013 8:01:11 PM EST
All of the above or whatever you can find these days. ;)

I like CFE, Varget, 3031, H335 and 1200-R (not for 77's)

I got some 77 seconds from Graf's that were amazing with CFE223. The 1200-R was best with my 55gr Hornady SP's but only in a 1-9 barrel. My 1-8 barrel didn't like 55's much.

Link Posted: 12/12/2013 8:08:59 PM EST
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Originally Posted By We-rBorg:
I use RE-15 for both in competition, very accurate.
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First post got it.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 2:30:28 AM EST
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Originally Posted By djryan13:
All of the above or whatever you can find these days. ;)

I like CFE, Varget, 3031, H335 and 1200-R (not for 77's)

I got some 77 seconds from Graf's that were amazing with CFE223. The 1200-R was best with my 55gr Hornady SP's but only in a 1-9 barrel. My 1-8 barrel didn't like 55's much.

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No this post got it.

Tac, varget and h335 i know all personally work and figure the rest will in some acceptable fashion as well. Dont know about you, but im still having issues finding powder, so i take what i can get....
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