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Thread: What powder do you load your .223 with?

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    Marksman
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    What powder do you load your .223 with?

    I mainly use Accurate Arms #2230, since AA is what I learned with. What are you using and why?


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    Super Moderator handcaster's Avatar
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    Flippant answer... "anything suitable and available!" Powder is a scarce commodity these days. :(


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    Hehe, I hear that. That is the thing that was making me ask this question, as I'm looking for alternatives just to enhance my chances of finding powder that I know will work well for this application :)


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    I use H335 as it meters great out of my 550 and seams to burn clean in my rifles. I have read it is heat sensitive but haven't noticed any problems, but I haven't been shooting in extreme heat or cold


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    I have had good luck with both H335 and AA2230.


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    have some 2520 that is working great with my howa bolt rifle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard G View Post
    have some 2520 that is working great with my howa bolt rifle.
    Yeah, i heard you could use that. That is the powder i was using for .308...


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    I use imr 4895, 3031, h4895


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    I use the military 844 when I can get it. Haven't seen any in a while though.


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    844 for spray 'n pray loads, but have used H335, H4895 and AA2520 for prairie dogs. They're all good in my guns.


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