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Most accurate powder in 222?

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Unread 01-27-2009, 08:53 AM
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Re: Most accurate powder in 222?

I'm Suprised that Hodgdon's BL-C(2) hasn't been mentioned. I think one of the Mcmillan brothers still holds the 100yd Small group record using the .222 Remington and BL-C(2).

I use it in my Fathers .223 and my Uncle's .204 Ruger. I perfoms quite well in these small bore, small cased rifles.

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    Unread 01-28-2009, 01:18 AM
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    Re: Most accurate powder in 222?

    "why dont you like powders, just wondering?"

    Trust me, I LOVE powder, w/out it, bullets wouldn't get very far now would they, LOL.

    I just dont care for ball powder. I individually weigh each load with a spoon from a breakfast bowl, and ball powder is a pain my *****. Biggest thing for me is that its just to messy, plus you use more of it versus stick powders, plus its temp sensitive.

    Loading for my .357 mag, well thats another story. Kinda stuck with ball powder on that one. Everytime I load for it reminds me of why I wont use it in rifles. Weighing out 15g charges of ball powder with a spoon is a royal pain in the *****!!!.

    I've tried a powder thrower, but dont use one or trust them.
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    Powder Throws are for getting you close, A Powder Trickler is what gets you exact on and they are relatively cheap. I used to do the bowl thing when I was younger, I just found that there is a better, faster, more accurate way. It's a Heck of a lot Less fustrating than doing it with a spoon.

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    Re: Most accurate powder in 222?

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    Powder Throws are for getting you close, A Powder Trickler is what gets you exact on and they are relatively cheap. I used to do the bowl thing when I was younger, I just found that there is a better, faster, more accurate way. It's a Heck of a lot Less fustrating than doing it with a spoon.

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    Actually, for small kernel powders used in the 222 rem, a high dollar, custom powder thrower like a Harrells will throw charges spot on for little cases like the 222 with a little practice.
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    Yeah, you're right, but from my point of view and still keeping it economical.... I have 2 RCBS powder throws, one can throw a hevier charge and the other for lighter charges and the trickler. I can throw charges for my .44 Mag or .357 mag right on, I still like to trickle the larger calibers, some times my cheap power throws are off by a little.

    They are about all I can afford right now, but it's still easier than a spoon.

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    Unread 01-30-2009, 09:06 PM
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    Re: Most accurate powder in 222?

    Another vote for IMR-4198. I personally do not have a 222, but a friend that I shoot with has an older model Remy and this is his choice of powder and I've seen him shoot well with it.
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    Unread 01-31-2009, 10:58 AM
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    Re: Most accurate powder in 222?

    I feel if you haven't tried the ball powders your living in the dark ages. Every thing i shot with ball powder has raised the velocity where i wanted it. Yes, then it can be tough on barrels if so replace the barrel. I use the Masker measure it returns to any setting 1 want with out weighing, in fact its more accurate than most scales i would say. When i buy or build a gun i want the most out of it as possible. Lets say it takes 100 rounds to fireform ( if needed ) and working up pet load. Then lets say this is a real burner and you could put a limit at 500 rounds, then i have 400 rounds left to sight in and hunt with i think it will last me the rest of my life.
    Mike
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