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Old 05-01-2011, 06:18 PM
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Re: Working up load

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Why would you think that going away from an accurate load by 1.3gr, wouldn't result in a change?
Do you think a gun will be accurate with any and every abstract charge?
I wasn't expecting groups to open up that much, but that's almost +200 fps increase. So I will step down and I might just get it right...
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:01 PM
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Re: Working up load

You may wanna try a load with benchmark starting at about 23grns or a load with H4895 at about 24.5grns.
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:33 PM
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Re: Working up load

Well how fast do you want to miss?? Have yet to find a round that prefers Varget...Probably because it isnt as accurate @ full throttle. Tac/H335 however are about as good as it gets for full throttle loads with the 55s in the 223 with Benchmark showing promise in some rifles.
My J action Savage only likes the 55SPSX in front of a medium load of AA2200 so guess what I load for it Yep you guessed it 23.5 grains of AA2200 a CCI 450 primer and the 55SPSX set @ 2.31. It aint fast,preaty or famous but it sure is a prairie dog killer inside of 250 yards!!
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:56 PM
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Re: Working up load

Try between 25.5 - 26.0 of IMR 8208xbr. I have found it to work wonders on the 50-60gr's.

Jon
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:58 PM
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Re: Working up load

I did few loads with H335, was not bad, but Varget is making tighter groups, also I had some good results with IMR4064 and RL15. So what Benchmark and H4895 can yield? I guess I can try them out, thing is with 1:12 twist I have limited selection and for some reason it doesn't like BT bullets. Although 55 gr Nosler Ballistic Tips were the only BT grouping well.
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:11 AM
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Re: Working up load

IMR 8208xbr that's something new, never heard of it, looks like it can me loaded in 308 and 260 I hope. Universal powder that's what I'm after
I tried Trail Boss, its subsonic alright, but grouped terribly like 3"@100.

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Old 05-02-2011, 12:26 AM
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Re: Working up load

I have found it delivers both speed and accuracy in my .223AI, .223 & 22-250 loads.
Just wish someone around here sold it in a keg at a decent price. Sportsmans has it for 21.99 lb.
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