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Title: IMR4064 in .223?
Post by: Hysteria65 on July 24, 2015, 08:17:20 am
Been loading a while for other calipers. Time to load my own 223. I have plenty of 4064. I'm hearing this is good for 223? If so, what bullets? I'm thinking about loading for 69 grain, gas gun. Just playing, maybe hunting.
Title: Re: IMR4064 in .223?
Post by: Outbreak on July 24, 2015, 09:26:32 pm
I've used it, but I haven't loaded .223 extensively yet, so I don't have a refined load. I'm planning on using CFE223 for bulk loading as soon as I can devote the dollars to proper progressive loading of rifle cartridges.
Title: Re: IMR4064 in .223?
Post by: StevenTing on July 24, 2015, 11:28:38 pm
I've had friends use it but. I don't know what bullets they use.  I'd just go on Hodgdons website and see what loads they have.
Title: Re: IMR4064 in .223?
Post by: Hysteria65 on July 25, 2015, 08:12:21 am
Sounds like compressed loads. I'll try 8208XBR instead. I have several of these also.
Title: Re: IMR4064 in .223?
Post by: sparkyv on October 03, 2017, 07:42:13 pm
Lee shows 22.5 to 24.0gr IMR4064 for 69gr FMJ.  Since the range between min and max is only 1.5gr, room for weighing error is small.
Title: Re: IMR4064 in .223?
Post by: Mississippi556 on October 12, 2017, 04:41:46 pm
Never tried it in .223, but it is very good in .308 and many powders that work well with .308 also do well with .223.

There is plenty of reliable load data for it in .223, so give it a try and see how it does.
Title: Re: IMR4064 in .223?
Post by: cpaspr on October 13, 2017, 11:21:55 am
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