Other options for powder?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Gus556, Oct 23, 2009.

  1. Gus556

    Gus556 New Member

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    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?
     
  2. anm2_man

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    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.
     

  3. Gus556

    Gus556 New Member

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

    Thanks
     
  4. cpttango30

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    I recommend you stop hoggin all the dam varget.:D
     
  5. Gus556

    Gus556 New Member

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    No way man:p
    That stuff is like a one stop shop for powder.
     
  6. res45

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    Try some Reloader#15 it meters better than Varget.
     
  7. Warren2

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    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.
     
  8. 1919A4

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

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    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.
     
  10. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    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.
     
  11. Gus556

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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.
     
  12. BILLYBOB44

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    Hoggen all the Varget.

    That's right tango. My 22-250/bolt gun needs that Varget for slow fire shots that don't miss.:eek::p:eek:
     
  13. AH-1

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    I am a big fan of AA2520 in the 223/5.56.
    pete
     
  14. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    RL-10x is another good powder.
     
  15. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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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!
     
  16. res45

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    Quote from Ed Harris

     
  17. Dcomf

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    I've had good experiences with Ramshot TAC.