Blue Dot powder and the .223


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Clark
April 5, 2004, 02:39 PM
There is a web site that talks about this:
http://www.jamescalhoon.com/

I have tried it, and 10 gr Blue Dot with 60 gr moly coated bullet gives 2050 fps.
This is a very wimpy load, and could be loaded much hotter before pressure signs looked like factory ammo.
This costs me 9.5 cents a shot, and is quiet as a 17 HMR and keeps the barrel just as cool.

These Blue Dot loads mean I don't need to buy a 22 Hornet.

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swifter
April 5, 2004, 04:58 PM
Those Blue Dot loads are extremely positional, elevate the muzzle and bump the stock before each shot to keep 'em consistant. There's been a couple of serious KBs with 'em recently, from guys just totally certain they could apply this to other rounds... They are pretty safe in the .222/.223 family of cases as long as you pay attention to keeping the powder next to the primer. These are not low pressure loads, be careful.:scrutiny:

Tom

popbang
April 5, 2004, 09:38 PM
For reduced loads in my .222 I use 2400. In the past that was a powder used for wide range of loads, but with the variety now for lighter loads in pistols there are better choices. In a rifle it proves to be a good powder to down load with.

Okiecruffler
April 6, 2004, 09:55 PM
I've been using bluedot with 45 gr bullets in my Contender. Constant subMOA 5shot groups and recoil on par with a 22hornet.

Phattitude
August 26, 2004, 11:39 PM
I have been shooting BD in my 243 win and my 338 WM for a while now and it works very well for me.

I use 22.5 grains in the 243 under 70 grain bullets

36 grains in my 338WM under 200 grain NBT

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