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cottontop 10-08-2012 11:41 PM

CFE 223 Powder
 
Does anyone know of a store in central Florida that carries the new Hodgden CFE 223 powder that came out in January?
I can't find it anywhere so far.
cottontop

msup752 10-09-2012 01:56 PM

Don't know if it helps but Wideners is advertising 8lb jugs of this powder if you want a lot through the mail.

gunnut07 10-10-2012 09:45 AM

Powdervalleyinc.com also has some. http://powdervalleyinc.com/ $18.99 a pound thats a good price. Need to order 8# or more to justify the $25 hazmat fee.

cottontop 10-10-2012 12:47 PM

Thanks guys. I may just have to bite the bullet (pun nintended) and order some.
cottontop

Shade 10-10-2012 02:13 PM

I bought some back a few months ago still on the bench ready to work up
loads for 69 and 75 gr match rounds.... Oh I can remember in my youth
looking for things to do because I had too much free time...

If anyone has shot it yet what are your thoughts on it?

cottontop 10-13-2012 12:58 AM

I found some today at a LGS. I called this same GS two days ago and they acted like I was bothering them. They said they didn't have any. I stopped in today as I was going by there anyway. Guess what? They had it on the shelf. I think I need to post this on the GS idiot thread going on in the rifle section.
cottontop

JonM 10-13-2012 12:35 PM

What is special about this powder??

cottontop 10-13-2012 02:50 PM

powder
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JonM (Post 975010)
What is special about this powder??


In some cartridges it offers more velocity with less pressure. I want to use it in my 8x57 as it seems to be difficult to get the velocity up with most powders. A mild load for the 8x57 with CFE 223 powder is the 180 grain Nosler with 49 grains of powder at 2635 fps and only around 43,000cup of pressure.It works in a few other cartridges also.
cottontop

msup752 10-13-2012 04:41 PM

Isn't this powder also designed to reduce copper fouling somehow?

cottontop 10-13-2012 07:22 PM

powder
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by msup752 (Post 975208)
Isn't this powder also designed to reduce copper fouling somehow?


Yeah, that's the big pitch for it, but I don't care about that. I was just looking for a powder that will boost velocity and lower pressure in my 8x57 and this might be it. I will give it a try. If it reduces copper fouling, then that's just a bonus.
cottontop


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