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Old 12-10-2009, 10:22 AM
ceresco ceresco is offline
 
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Try Hodgdon Benchmark for 223 and light (up to 155gr) 308 loads. Meters like ball powders and perfect for those two cartridges. Good Shooting.......
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:26 PM
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I would add Reloader15 to your list.
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Old 12-11-2009, 10:52 PM
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One more vote for Varget.
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:26 AM
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Don't buy a keg, of any powder, until you have worked up a load for your rifle.
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:56 AM
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I like AA2015 in my 223 and my 30-06
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:07 PM
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IMR4895, H4895, Varget, and Reloader 15 all work very well for heavy .223 bullets, .308, & .30-06. I mainly use H4895 for my Garand. Recently, I bought some Accurate 2495 for about $8/pound less than H4895 or Varget. So far, I have tried it in 168 grain .308 loads. My groups are the same size as when I use Varget or RE15, but the brass and barrel seem to stay cooler with the Accurate 2495. Just my $0.02 worth.
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:45 PM
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How many of you that are recommending Varget, are using Dillon presses? I have heard it doesn't meter well through the Dillon powder drops, but I have also heard other people say it works fine if you wait a couple of seconds between cranks of the handle.
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Old 12-15-2009, 01:29 PM
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613- I suspect that is good advice on all powder meters. I found my best results with a smooth pull, wait a few seconds, and smoothly back up, and another pause before doing the next drop. No taps or anything. just smooth consistent motions with a pause between actions so the powder can settle itself
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