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Old 10-15-2013, 07:51 AM   #1
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Today I decided to try a different powder for my howa .223.I was originally using H4895 and wasn't overly impressed so I decided to work up another load using Benchmark 8208.I decided I'll try out to 200 mtrs and see what happens...my best load worked out to be 24.6 grains using federal 205 match primers and nosler 55 grain ballistic tips spitzer boat tails with an oal of 2.260.... Here are the results for my days efforts... Cheers😎

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Old 10-15-2013, 12:51 PM   #2
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Nice shooting, but ya lost me with the powder.

Hodgdon has a powder called Benchmark,

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/1009161615/hodgdon-benchmark-smokeless-powder

They also distribute a powder called IMR 8208 XBR,

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/2185551284/imr-8208-xbr-smokeless-powder

Which one are you testing?

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Nice shooting, but ya lost me with the powder.

Hodgdon has a powder called Benchmark,

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/1009161615/hodgdon-benchmark-smokeless-powder

They also distribute a powder called IMR 8208 XBR,

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/2185551284/imr-8208-xbr-smokeless-powder

Which one are you testing?
Your right mseric...it's known as IMR 8208 XBR..
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