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blucoondawg 03-30-2012 10:43 PM

Powder for AR
Any of you guys reload much for your ARs? I've got a bunch of military brass comin and a gun show to go to for supplies this weekend, I was wondering if anyone has found a powder that seems to be cleaner burning than others?

m72law 03-30-2012 10:52 PM

IMR 4891

these powders ''burn'' the cleanest in my bushmasters....your mileage my vary

ryguy00 03-30-2012 10:55 PM

winchester 748 is my FAVORITE powder for .223. I've gotten loads dialed in to produce sub quarter moa groups in my remmy 700 and also use this powder for my AR. Buy it in 8lb containers and you'll save a TON vs buying by the pound. If your AR is as hungry as mine, you're gonna go through it eventually anyways. Slide fire stocked AR's have a hellacious appetite.

blucoondawg 03-30-2012 11:29 PM

I also want to stick with a ball powder if possible as it flows nicer through my powder measure and I have a lot of shells to load

Snakedriver 03-30-2012 11:40 PM

Over the years I've used W748, IMR4895 and H335 with great success. They all three meter very consistently.

ryguy00 03-31-2012 12:23 AM

The winchester 748 powder I mentioned is a ball powder and meters VERY well.

blucoondawg 03-31-2012 12:41 AM

I have also read on another forum that the 748 burns cooler extending throat life? I'm not sure if this is fact or not I can't seem to find any real info on it.

Rick1967 03-31-2012 12:49 AM

I use BL-C(2). It works nicely in my powder measure. I have shot a crap load of it. I have also used Benchmark. But the BL-C(2) works better for me.
I am guilty of puting my AR away dirty on more than one occasion. Never a problem so far.

FCross7 03-31-2012 01:30 AM

Hodgdon has a new one called CFE 223. It's designed almost specifically for 223/5.56, and prevents almost all copper fouling in the barrel. Not sure how they do it, but apparently it works really well.

I haven't been able to get my hands on it as it's selling out about as fast as distributors can get it, but if you can find some, I would definitely try it.


heartlessmcfly 03-31-2012 02:13 AM

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