I picked up a pound of this to try in both my 700 heavy barrels; chambered in .223 and 22-250. Does anybody have a favorite powder weight for each caliber that they would like to share?? (I know that I must work up to any suggested loads). Along with a favorite bullet mfg and weight!! I Thank you in Advance... Dave
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May 24, 2008, 08:08 AM
I love IMR 4064 for 30-06, and calibers as such but had to stop using it, because it doesn't meter well some progressive powder measures. I n my opinion, the best powder that I have used for the 223, is H-335.
May 24, 2008, 10:21 AM
I use IMR 4064 in 30-06 and 270. It's kind of on the slow side for 223.
May 24, 2008, 10:33 AM
I also shoot 30-06 using 4064 but for 223, I like to use Varget.
Neal, your not the first I have heard that uses H-335 so I am going to pick up a pound today when I'm at the range and try it out. I have tried my main 4 powders for rifle, IMR 4064, BLC(2), IMR 4895 and I always keep going back to Varget.
Can't help with the 22-250 Remington, Mate. I don't shoot that caliber.
I have heard that a 55 grain bullet backed by H380 is great for 22-250. Made legendary by Bruce Hodgdon. I don't remember the complete story but I think he used 38.0 grains of powder and that is how the powder got it's name. Don't qoute me, I am not completely sure if this correct but I am sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.
Good luck, Mate
May 24, 2008, 10:48 AM
AOK..... Thanks, I will put the 4064 in my model 700 chambered in 30-06... still looking for a 22-250 powder....
May 24, 2008, 10:54 AM
BenchMark in the 223 with lighter bullet wgts, Varget with heavier. I don`t load the 22-250. I do however use 4064 in the 308, 30-06 and have had good luck with it in the 708.
May 24, 2008, 01:00 PM
I use it for a semi auto 30-06 as it's recommended for M1 to properly work the action. I found that it works well and tightened up the groups in my Remington 740.
I use IMR 4350 for the '06 otherwise in my bolt guns - more velocity.
May 24, 2008, 01:09 PM
4064 is supposed to be really good in the 22-250. I tried it in 223 and got ho hum accuarcy and slow velocity.
May 24, 2008, 01:16 PM
I agree that 4064 is not ideal for either the .223 or the 22-250. Many other powders will give better velocity in either one.
It would help to know what bullet weights you want to use in each caliber in order to recommend powders.