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melliw
05-02-2012, 2:30 PM
Hello,
Can anyone tell me what powder is best for reloading .223. How many rounds could I get from 1 LB of powder.

Thanks,
Al

joelogic
05-02-2012, 2:32 PM
H322
300

hk91666
05-02-2012, 2:34 PM
I like Reloader 10x

RikSors
05-02-2012, 2:38 PM
I use Varget.

As for how many rounds per lb this is a good ref:

http://www.reloadbench.com/gloss/grain.html

3GunFunShooter
05-02-2012, 2:58 PM
55 gr. hoser ammo, 748, long range 77 gr. Tac or XBR8208, closest to the Black Hills 5.56 262 loads.
Do not like Varget, due to metering issues and compression to get the FPS to match my scope BDC.

secret.asian.man
05-02-2012, 3:03 PM
i use varget because varget isn't weather sensitive like other powders.

milotrain
05-02-2012, 3:06 PM
IMR 8208 XBR <-- temperature proof short grain easy to meter
Reloader 15 <-- moderately easy to meter medium grain
Varget <-- slightly annoying to meter medium large grain
AA 2460 <-- spherical ball meter proof

All with consistent weights will not be the limiting factor in accuracy. I shoot 8208 exclusively because I don't want more variables than there already are.

bombadillo
05-02-2012, 3:17 PM
My best groups are with varget.

thomashoward
05-02-2012, 3:26 PM
My best groups are with varget.

+1 Varget
7000 grains per Lb.
one of my loads is 26.0 gr
7000/26.= 269 rounds

morrow
05-02-2012, 3:35 PM
Varget and Benchmark. I use benchmark for 55gn 223 as it's much shorter extruded powder so easier to meter and flow through the 223 case neck.

AlliedArmory
05-02-2012, 3:38 PM
All depends on the rifle and what bullets you are using. Varget, TAC, H335, R15 etc etc

7000gr per 1lb powder.

ADAM
05-02-2012, 4:46 PM
I have used varget from 55gr up to 77gr it works well

XDRoX
05-02-2012, 5:30 PM
I like TAC.

twoforme2
05-02-2012, 5:46 PM
with 55gr bullets I have tried Varget, H335 and BL-C(2).
Of the three the best for me thus far has been BL-C(2)

I have a pound of TAC to try but the BL-C(2) was good enough to justify buying an 8lb jug of it.

mjmagee67
05-02-2012, 6:10 PM
I have been having very good luck with Alliant Pro-Varmint under 55gr bullets. I like it better than H355. Varget worked well but metered like pooh.

bubbapug1
05-02-2012, 6:38 PM
TAC, varget, reloader 15, xbr.

I use tac now exclusively for 223 and 308

freonr22
05-02-2012, 6:43 PM
2230,2240? Maybe?

Ahhnother8
05-02-2012, 7:55 PM
Can anyone tell me what powder is best for reloading .223?

N540

GeoffLinder
05-02-2012, 8:25 PM
45-62 gr, AA2230 is a good choice.

50-69 gr WW748 is my preferred.

55-77gr AA2520 does a good job.

Want the best performance in 69-80+ gr use Varget or RL-15

JMHO YMMV

GeoffLinder
05-02-2012, 8:25 PM
45-62 gr, AA2230 is a good choice.

50-69 gr WW748 is my preferred.

55-77gr AA2520 does a good job.

Want the best performance in 69-80+ gr use Varget or RL-15

JMHO YMMV

bruceflinch
05-02-2012, 9:36 PM
4064 @ 24g per drop.

deac777
05-02-2012, 9:36 PM
I've had excellent results (accuracy) with AA-2230 and 55gr FMJ

Sunwolf
05-03-2012, 6:41 AM
N-135,N-140,BLC2

snowdog650
05-04-2012, 11:14 AM
Varget:

274 loads at 25.5 grains per load (using 69-grain Sierra MK's).

huckberry668
05-04-2012, 2:22 PM
My experience is, all suitable powder will 'work'. It's the 'combination' for that specific gun not just the powder alone. Personally I narrowed it down to Varget because it works with many other calibers and I can't squeeze out any more accuracy or noticeable performance gain from other powders. I also use IMR4895 because I have plenty of it and it's as accurate as Varget at its best... being around .4MOA with SMK 69BTHP out of the most accurate bolt rifle of mine.

7,000 grains a lb, 25 grains per round that's 280 rounds per pound.

I've asked questions like this before and ended up trying many many powders, bullets and combinations... at the end, none mattered that greatly except bullet quality and individual gun if shooter isn't a factor.

Raptor1Ronin
05-04-2012, 2:41 PM
Love IMR 8208XBR For both my 223 and .308

melliw
05-05-2012, 6:28 AM
A very respectful thank you to all who took time out of their day to help a fellow shooter.

FX-05 Xiuhcoatl
05-05-2012, 7:29 AM
Varget if using 69gr and up bullets
BLC2 for 62gr and lower
TAC for all around bullets

Full Clip
05-05-2012, 7:35 AM
Yep, these three are my flavors of choice: Varget, BLC2, TAC