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Old 11-21-2010, 06:23 AM
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Does anyone else use Montana Brand Ramshot powders?

I have been using it for a few years now, especially in my .223 and 6.8 ARs. It seems to be friendly to use, meters out of my Dillon powder measure +/_ 0.1gr.

It seems very clean burning. I don't use solvent on the AR's internals, just wipe of residue's with a dry rag, and oil the parts.

I haven't been loading for speed, but I get great shot to shot consistency.

I even decided to load up the .44 Mag with their 209 black powder substitute behind 200gr cast semi-wadcutters. What a hoot!
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:09 PM
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Re: Does anyone else use Montana Brand Ramshot powders?

what is your .223 load,...I'm assuming TAC,...it is not very prevelant in the midwest yet,....then again finding Varget, H4350, H414, R15, R17, R19 and the other go to powders locally is a exercise in futility.
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:37 PM
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Re: Does anyone else use Montana Brand Ramshot powders?

Yes, I use Tac, Big Game, Magnum and I've tinkered with Hunter. I like the ones I've used. Like any powder each one is usually better in one caliber than another. Big Game is great in 22-250 and it's AI version. I like Tac in my 223 AI and Magnum works well in some of my bigger guns. Hunter is very similar to the 4350's and works well in calibers that like 4350. They are very easy to use. They meter like water, burn clean, are relatively temperature tolerant and in the correct caliber produce the higher velocities. They are not always the best choice, but more often than not, you can find one that will work great for you. Good Luck.......

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Old 11-22-2010, 12:36 AM
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Re: Does anyone else use Montana Brand Ramshot powders?

Use Tac by the keg in the 204, 223s and Hunter by the keg in both the 25-06 and 30-06....They sure meter nice through theDillon and Lyman 55!
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Re: Does anyone else use Montana Brand Ramshot powders?

YES! Have only tried TAC in my 223 AI's as well. Ball powder, so it meters like a dream. As others have indicated, very good speed and not a dirty powder. Very accurate as well - almost produced the "one hole" group from my heavy barrel 223 AI varmint bench Savage that I built 18 months ago.

Missed out on the $10 a pound sale that Red Rock in Miles City had about six weeks ago.
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:15 AM
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Re: Does anyone else use Montana Brand Ramshot powders?

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YES! Have only tried TAC in my 223 AI's as well. Ball powder, so it meters like a dream. As others have indicated, very good speed and not a dirty powder. Very accurate as well - almost produced the "one hole" group from my heavy barrel 223 AI varmint bench Savage that I built 18 months ago.

Missed out on the $10 a pound sale that Red Rock in Miles City had about six weeks ago.
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:29 AM
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what is your .223 load,...I'm assuming TAC,...it is not very prevelant in the midwest yet,....then again finding Varget, H4350, H414, R15, R17, R19 and the other go to powders locally is a exercise in futility.

> 223 varies with the bullets I load. I couldnt tell you the gr of powder, I keep that in my note book. I havn't loaded it in 6mo. The 6.8SPC uses something like 29gr under 110gr.

45ACP & 44 mag with True Blue
223 & 6.8 SPC with X-terminator
223 a little with TAC
270&30-06 with Hunter& Big Game
44 mag with 209 (no jackets or gas checks)

I load some of the 36gr varmit grenades for a buddy, and he puts three of them inside a 1/4 inch at 100yds with the 223 and X-terminator.
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