Good powder for .223/5.56X45?

Good powder for .223/5.56X45?

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    Good powder for .223/5.56X45?

    OK all, I'm looking for a .223 specific powder that meters well (not extruded) and is cheap. I have plenty of extruded powders from reloading hunting ammo so for loading up super accurate loads I'm good to go.

    What I'm looking for is a cheap powder that will be used when mass producing range/practice ammo.
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    Nice to think that way but unfortunately powder is so scarce around here you have to take what you can find good luck

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    Look no further than Ramshot TAC if you can find some. I've been using TAC for every .223 load I shoot and it's been an excellent performer with every one of them. It meters great and I shoot sub MOA with 55 gr. varmint and 70 gr. TSX rounds out of a 1:7 twist 20" AR.
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    What I'm looking for is a cheap powder that will be used when mass producing range/practice ammo.
    I don't think we can use those two words in the same sentence anymore.

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    Whatever you can find, but if you stumble onto some W748 it would fill the bill IMO.


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    I've had some good results with TAC, Alliant 2520 and Powder Pro Varmin have a friend that swears by Varget.

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    The best to cover all your requirements, IMO, is Accurate 2230 for bullets 70 gr. and down. Accurate 2520 for 70 gr. and up. I have shot quite a bit of it from 200-1,000 yards. The 2230 is Very good with the 60 gr. SIE Varminter & 69 gr. SIE match King out to 300 and 2520 with Hornady A-Max 75 or 80 gr. and SIE 80 gr. Match kings at 500 and beyond. I find Rem. 7.5's to Bethe best primer.
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    Thee is no more cheap powder. The newest powder on the market that holds very good promises for .223 is Hodgdon CFE 223. IMR 4895 works in just about anything.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/100...ess-gun-powder

    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    OK all, I'm looking for a .223 specific powder that meters well (not extruded) and is cheap. I have plenty of extruded powders from reloading hunting ammo so for loading up super accurate loads I'm good to go.

    What I'm looking for is a cheap powder that will be used when mass producing range/practice ammo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    Look no further than Ramshot TAC if you can find some. I've been using TAC for every .223 load I shoot and it's been an excellent performer with every one of them. It meters great and I shoot sub MOA with 55 gr. varmint and 70 gr. TSX rounds out of a 1:7 twist 20" AR.
    I couldn't agree more. It is my go to powder for ALL my .223 & .308 gas gun loads. Luckily, I bought enough before it got hard to get. Still more available than the Varget that EVERYONE seems to be hoarding/looking for.

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    ACC-2230 runs good.
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    I use extruded. I like watching the beam inch its way up as each kernel drops from my trickler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    I use extruded. I like watching the beam inch its way up as each kernel drops from my trickler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flintlock62 View Post
    thee is no more cheap powder. The newest powder on the market that holds very good promises for .223 is hodgdon cfe 223. Imr 4895 works in just about anything.

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    WC 844 !!!!!!! It is military surplus Bl c-2. Check out A&H reloading in Nashville,Tn.

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    My go-tos are Win748 and IMR3031. 748 I use for my bolt, 3031 I use for my AR. 3031 is extruded and 748 is ball.
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