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Old 07-04-2013, 05:21 AM   #1
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I'm so desperate for powder I bought 4 cans of IMR 4064 to reload my .223 rounds with. Can anyone tell me about this powder? Powder is so hard to find right now where I live and I paid a rediculas price for it $149.00.

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The Lyman manual has loads for 223 50grain bullet weights and above. It's about the same burn rate as varget. Doesn't quit give the velocity that varget does. It's also good for 308 and 30 06.

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IMR4064 is a fairly versatile powder. I have used it in a variety of rifles with good results.
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i started buying IMR4064 for loading my 204 Ruger ammo, as it was one of the few listed in my load data books. i have since also used it in other rounds as well.

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I'm so desperate for powder I bought 4 cans of IMR 4064 to reload my .223 rounds with. Can anyone tell me about this powder? Powder is so hard to find right now where I live and I paid a rediculas price for it $149.00.
Not to seem like a jerk, but isn't this the sort of thing you should have sorted out prior to to spending $149 on powder? Fortunately it's a good powder for your needs.

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I didn't have much time to sort it out. Bought it on a auction. Its been the first powder I've come across in months that can be used for .223. I have everything else and getting ready for a big shooting trip (non compition). Like I said I was desperate.

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Someone was telling me this powder was temperature sensitive. He didn't know how to explain it. It was just something he heard. What does that mean?

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Not sure about .223 but I use it in 308 all the time. Good powder.

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Someone was telling me this powder was temperature sensitive. He didn't know how to explain it. It was just something he heard. What does that mean?
It won't burn as well in cold/freezing temp. Magnum primers would help.
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It won't burn as well in cold/freezing temp. Magnum primers would help.
Not true! It is temp sensitive, but that is on the heat side, not freezing. It is not as sensitive as H335 or BLC(2). It works very well for a consistant year round powder. I load .223(5.56), 6.5x55, .308, 8x57, and light weight 7mm Rem mag. If it is over 90 degrees and is just hot and really sunny, it will be effected. But not dangerous. I load 4320 well beyond published data, they are serious thumpers and none ever has been an issue even in the summer months. No pressure signs at all. I used it in my AR and now in my CZ527 .223 Varminter.
I have about 10lbs of it now. I bought an 8lb keg last year for 124.00. It is about 189.00 now.
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