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.223 Rem Powder Recommendations
« on: April 08, 2011, 12:51:22 AM »
Norseman and I have been having powder discussions over PM, but we wanted to offer it up to the membership, because a lot of folks could benefit from the info, and a lot of folks have something valuable to add.

First priority for this powder is it's gotta be clean. I will be shooting my .223, and 300 AAC Blackout almost exclusively through a suppressor. I don't want to gunk up a  $1000 can with dirty powder. I'm a little paranoid about taking care of my Class III stuff. Cost is a secondary concern. It's gotta meter well in a Dillon powder measure.

I'll be loading mostly 55gr FMJ for .223. I'm working up m own loads from scratch for 300BLK because it's so new.

Norseman recommended Vihtavuori for cleanliness. Again, I'm taking that into consideration, but I'm open to other viewpoints.

Whaddya say?
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    Re: .223 Rem Powder Recommendations
    « Reply #1 on: April 08, 2011, 11:01:05 PM »
    Who am I to argue with The Norseman?  The man knows his reloading stuff.
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    Re: .223 Rem Powder Recommendations
    « Reply #2 on: April 09, 2011, 01:55:59 AM »
    I haven't seen any buildup in my rifles with Varget. I don't run a can, so I can't comment on that.

    As far as metering, I can check any round out of fifty or a hundred and fifty and it is going to be right.

    Don't know if that helps any since I've never worked up the load you need. I might pick a little faster powder if I was in your shoes.  :hmm

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    Re: .223 Rem Powder Recommendations
    « Reply #3 on: April 09, 2011, 07:24:58 PM »
    Norseman recommended Vihtavuori for cleanliness. Again, I'm taking that into consideration, but I'm open to other viewpoints.

    Vihtavuori is as clean as you are going to find.


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    Re: .223 Rem Powder Recommendations
    « Reply #4 on: April 09, 2011, 09:06:21 PM »
    Sounds like a plan, then. I got some 1680 to finish, but the can is a few months away.
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