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Old 10-25-2009, 02:26 PM   #11
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Thanks guys!
I have had luck locating Reloader 15. Looks like from most of the data that reloader 15 is good for rounds in the 5.56mm that are over 55gr. If you are going to be shooting 55gr or less then you should use reloader 7 (faster burn). This works for me as I typically shoot 62gr and 68gr bulltes out of the AR's (1 in 8 twist).
Thanks again and keep the ideas inbound, I am interested in anything you may come up with. Like I said, I am keeping options open.

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Old 10-25-2009, 11:35 PM   #12
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Default Hoggen all the Varget.

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I recommend you stop hoggin all the dam varget.
That's right tango. My 22-250/bolt gun needs that Varget for slow fire shots that don't miss.

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Old 10-26-2009, 12:14 AM   #13
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I am a big fan of AA2520 in the 223/5.56.
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Old 10-26-2009, 01:17 AM   #14
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RL-10x is another good powder.
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H335, BLC(2) for lighter bullets, IMR4064 for 60..69gr bullets. 4064 is not temperature sensitive. H335 is. It depends upon your location. Loads developed in the summer may not cycle in 20 degree- situations. If your loads were developed in 60 degree temps, you may have pressure signs at 90 degrees. H335 is still a great powder. I wish I had your powder issues!
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Old 10-29-2009, 12:13 AM   #16
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Quote from Ed Harris

Best all-around accurate load I have found, regardless of rifle type or
barrel twist is to use the Sierra 52-gr. or 53-gr. benchrest bullets
and 22 grs. of H4198 or IMR4198; or alternately 23.5 grs. of H322, and
anybody's match primer, in whatever brass you have, but sorted by make
or arsenal and year. This is not a high velocity load, about 2950 fps
in the AR-15, but HIGHLY accurate. Shoots well in 7" twist or 12" twist
barrels. This load was recommended to me by Wally Hart when I started
shooting benchrest and I have concluded that if a .223 rifle will not
group with this load, it will not group with ANYTHING! In a full
blown benchrest rifle, taking GI cases assembled on a Dillon loader,
with no benchrest tricks whatever, the stuff averaged 1.39" for
twenty-five consecutive 10-shot groups at 200 meters fired the same
day, running a round-robin on five different makes of primers. Primer
make made no difference either! Like CCI450 and Federal 205 best, but
Winchester WSR is also very good if priced competitively. DO NOT exceed
this charge with 4198, as this is a fairly fast burning powder for this
case. As for the H322, this surplus powder varies from batch to batch,
and while the 23.5 gr. charge suggested to me was a mild load with the
lot I used, others may run faster, so please be careful.
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Old 11-03-2009, 05:09 PM   #17
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I've had good experiences with Ramshot TAC.

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