New Hodgdon propellant: CFE 223


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esheato
October 11, 2011, 04:12 PM
Looks interesting. Wonder if it'll work for the heavy weight 223 projectiles.

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Hodgdon Claims New CFE™223 Ball Powder Deters Copper Fouling

Link (http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2011/10/hodgdon-claims-new-cfe%e2%84%a2223-ball-powder-deters-copper-fouling/)

Hodgdon Powder has introduced a new spherical (ball) powder called CFE™223. Hodgdon claims that this new powder “greatly deters copper fouling” compared to other propellants. Originally developed for U.S. rapid-fire military systems, CFE™223 incorporates a proprietary chemistry named “Copper Fouling Eraser”. Based on tests with extended shot strings, Hodgdon claims that, by using CFE™223, match shooters, varmint hunters, and AR shooters can maintain accuracy for longer periods, with less barrel-cleaning time.

Reload data for CFE™223 is available for 27 different cartridges with 147 loads. It is suitable for loading in many popular chamberings including: .204 Ruger, .223 Rem, 22-250, 6mmBR, .243 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor, .260 Rem, 7mm-08, and .308 Win. Maximum velocities are obtained in the .204 Ruger, .223 Rem, 22-250, and .308 Win with load data found at Hodgdon’s Reloading Data Center. CFE™223 is a spherical (ball) powder, so it meters well. The new powder will be available in one- and eight-pound containers starting in January, 2012.

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capreppy
October 11, 2011, 06:23 PM
Finally some information and an actual ETA. I started a thread on this last week and not much activity on it.

I am very interested in this powder and look forward to some additional information on it.

Walkalong
October 11, 2011, 08:41 PM
Very interesting.

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