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Old 03-19-2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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I found 8 lbs of this yesterday and wonder if anyone has tried it? I have a new Nosler manual for info and have checked the Hogdon site. I like RL7, RL10, H4198 and H335 best for my mini 14. I also have Varget and IMR 4895 that shoots well in my bolt gun. Has anyone tried this for reloading AR or other semi auto?



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Old 03-19-2013, 12:51 PM   #2
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I found 8 lbs of this yesterday and wonder if anyone has tried it? I have a new Nosler manual for info and have checked the Hogdon site. I like RL7, RL10, H4198 and H335 best for my mini 14. I also have Varget and IMR 4895 that shoots well in my bolt gun. Has anyone tried this for reloading AR or other semi auto?
I have it and have worked up some loads for my AR, but unfortunately I have yet to be able to go test them.


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I have not tried it in any semi autos as I don't own or shoot any semi autos, but I load CFE223 in my 8x57 Mauser w/ 180 grain Nosler BT's and it is deadly accurate. Velocity is good and pressure is low. It should be great for your semi autos.
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Lets just say its the best thing since sliced bread. I have used it across the board. From my ar to my 30-30 to my 30-06. And after 200rds thru my ar oh yah just needed to be lightly cleaned. Its got to be the best thing since copper solvant. Just my 2cents.

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I was just talking to a guy yesterday who was raving about this powder. He said it was clean, accurate, and versatile.
I have no personal experience with it.

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I have been looking for some to try out. The gun shop near me has some powder but none of that.

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I use it for my 223 AR's and 308 Win rounds. Accuracy has been great and the barrels are much cleaner than usual. I highly recommend it.

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I have not tried it in any semi autos as I don't own or shoot any semi autos, but I load CFE223 in my 8x57 Mauser w/ 180 grain Nosler BT's and it is deadly accurate. Velocity is good and pressure is low. It should be great for your semi autos.
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Both of my ar's really like it. I had been using blc2 for 25 yrs, but decided to try it. Very consistant in the powder measure too. Good stuff. I don't think I have seen one person that hasn't been happy with it.



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