Imr 8208 xbr


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cwbys4evr
March 29, 2013, 10:28 PM
Anybody use this powder? Found some at the Hamburg PA Cabelas, knew it was AR powder so availability being what it is, bought the 2 pound limit. Is it good stuff?

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Walkalong
March 29, 2013, 10:38 PM
I am interested as well. I bought one pound at the last gun show to try out. Haven't done a thing with it yet.

ole farmerbuck
March 29, 2013, 10:43 PM
In my opinion, it's the best there is for .223 and 22-250.

cwbys4evr
March 29, 2013, 10:46 PM
The description in Hodgdon's magazine makes it sound pretty awesome. Seems like a high velocity match grade powder. Then again, the manufacturer isn't going to say "our powder is crappy" in their own magazine

cwbys4evr
March 29, 2013, 10:48 PM
Sounds like I made a good choice then?

ole farmerbuck
March 29, 2013, 10:53 PM
I use 25.0-25.5 grains with a 55gr v-max in the .223's and 35.0-35.5gr with 52gr A-max in my 22-250's. Very very accurate.

cwbys4evr
March 29, 2013, 11:09 PM
Sounds awesome. I have a bunch of Vmax in 50/55 grain

ole farmerbuck
March 29, 2013, 11:13 PM
I should say that those loads are at or close to the top so dont go by what I say.:)

dsm
March 29, 2013, 11:19 PM
Works great in my 6mmBR with lighter bullets.

Walkalong
March 29, 2013, 11:33 PM
Sounds like it might work well in my .222 Mag. It sure likes 2015.

NCsmitty
March 29, 2013, 11:47 PM
I believe it is the only IMR powder that is NOT temperature sensitive, and as ole farmerbuck can attest, it is a match powder.


NCsmitty

cwbys4evr
March 29, 2013, 11:54 PM
"Victory dance"

ole farmerbuck
March 30, 2013, 12:07 AM
I have several better than this but here's an example.

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn88/farmerbuck/NewARgoup.jpg

dsm
March 30, 2013, 03:12 AM
All powder is affected by temperature to a certain extent. Some more than others...

Grumulkin
March 30, 2013, 07:20 AM
I've tried it in several cartridges including 223 Remington and haven't found it all that impressive except in a 270 Winchester with 130 gr. bullets in which it's excellent.

ole farmerbuck
March 30, 2013, 08:32 AM
I've tried it in several cartridges including 223 Remington and haven't found it all that impressive except in a 270 Winchester with 130 gr. bullets in which it's excellent.
Did you try it at or close to the max listed? It seems to work better towards the upper velocity charges.

KansasSasquatch
March 30, 2013, 02:13 PM
I have several better than this but here's an example.

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn88/farmerbuck/NewARgoup.jpg
I had 2lbs of this stuff, sold it because I already have 2lbs of Varget and have 24lbs of CFE223 on the way. I already have sub MOA Varget loads worked up and I ought to be able to find a good load with the CFE223. But seeing that group I'm starting to question my choice to sell it.

thomis
March 30, 2013, 07:57 PM
dandy shooting farmerbuck

i bought a can as well, about a month or two ago when things were really crazy and the LGS had nothing but 8208 and nobody knew anything about it. i plan on using it in .308 and .243, and have high expectations

Kevin Rohrer
March 30, 2013, 11:04 PM
The powder works well with the .204R.

flipajig
March 30, 2013, 11:52 PM
I've used it in my 223 tender 14" tube 2800fps And I'm working up a load in my AR.
I've also read good things about it in a 7 tcu.

Grumulkin
March 31, 2013, 07:29 AM
Did you try it at or close to the max listed? It seems to work better towards the upper velocity charges.
Yes, I tried it at up to the maximum charges for my gun.

As I said, fantastic in my 270 Winchester and pretty average in the other stuff I've tried it in.

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