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Old 11-28-2019, 11:26 AM is offline
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Default 223 Newbie #5

Update: First----Happy Thanksgiving!
2nd powder spillage----switched to BL-C-2 ball powder----recommended by a friend who has been loading for 58 years. Still had spillage. Then I switched to the large powder bar. That solved 97%of the problem.
Issue I had with that is it's so small that spillage affects the linear primer feed and I missed a couple of primers which again with that small of a powder it went everywhere. However----over all it went a lot better than with stick powder. Now---that said----had I switched to the large powder bar with the stick powder I wonder if there would have ben an issue? AS many of you have said----rifle loading is sure much more labor intensive and slower than pistol for sure.
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Old 11-28-2019, 11:37 AM
Divernhunter Divernhunter is offline
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if you use that large bar with small charges you usually get more variance in powder drops. I have loaded the 223 since the early 1970's and hands down Win748 has proved tops for me over the chrono and accuracy for 55gr bullets and has bee excellent with 40gr bullets. These were lead core. I now use Benchmark for 36 and 50gr Barnes VG bullets for squirrels. All these powders are ball powders. Other good ones are H-335 and the BL-(C)2 powder you are using.
I really like my Dillon but for rifle cartridges I still prefer one of my RCBS single stage presses and batch process. I also prefer to hand prime.
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Old 11-28-2019, 11:47 AM
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Iíve got a Lee turret press, which I do use with the primer and powder feed/drop for handgun ammo. But Iíve gone to a stand-alone powder thrower and hand fed primers for 223 and other rifle ammo. It is just much more consistent than a moving charge bar and you lose less primers from misfeed and inserting sideways/upside down, etc.

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