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Gus556 10-23-2009 08:12 PM

Other options for powder?
Hey everyone. It has probably been discussed before but I didnt see anything in a quick look.
I would like to explore other options for powder for my AR-15's. I currently like Varget and have used this for quite some time (Ya know how it is when you get comfortable/familiar with something). However, my supplier has on again, off again availability. I am down to my last 16lbs and while that will sustain me for a while, I woud like to explore other options just to be able to keep supplies robust.
So, what do you use or recommend?

anm2_man 10-23-2009 08:30 PM

I have to assume you are talking about .223/5.56 since you didn't state the caliber. But for 5.56 w/55grn projectile, I have used H335 (25.5gr) (Probably the best powder - Measures well and is pretty clean) and AA2230 (24.5) has also worked pretty well.

Gus556 10-23-2009 09:10 PM

Sorry...yes. For 5.56mm/.223


cpttango30 10-23-2009 10:26 PM

I recommend you stop hoggin all the dam varget.:D

Gus556 10-23-2009 11:06 PM

No way man:p
That stuff is like a one stop shop for powder.

res45 10-24-2009 01:39 PM

Try some Reloader#15 it meters better than Varget.

Warren2 10-24-2009 04:45 PM

I have done about 5K rounds using IMR 3031 usually 23.0gr with 55gr fmj and it has worked out well for me. Accuracy good, every thing works easy. Mostly i have used Wolf primers and so far not one slam fire or misfire.

1919A4 10-24-2009 09:23 PM

+1 H335. Only I use 26.0 gr. for 55gr and 25.0 for 62gr.

hunter Joe 10-25-2009 12:10 AM

The very best yet, for my Bushy is 25.3 grs. of 4064 and a 55 gr. Sierra game King. I tried H335, Varget, 4895 and the 4064 beats everything hand's down.

robocop10mm 10-25-2009 02:06 AM

W-748 24.7 grains, Mil 5.56 case, 55gr pill.
25 grains, Win commercial case, 64 gr Power point.
I have used BLC-2 with similar results.

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