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Accurate 2015 for 223

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Joemidd, Jan 23, 2005.

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  1. Joemidd

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    Any one using Accurate 2015 for 223 in a AR-15? Any favorite loads?
     
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    I use Accurate

    2230 (as in .223; get it?) and 2520 in my AR (20" 1/9 barrel) for 55 to 62 and 62 to 69 grain bullets, respectively. I suspect 2015 will be a tad fast for anything over 55 grains.

    Oddy enough, 2460, between the two above powders, does NOT work as well as either of the others. Being "in the middle," one would expect it to work well throughout the 55 - 69 range. I found it worked poorly.

    Reloader 7 is versatile and economical alternative. I've used it in my .223, .30-'06 and .303 British loads with good results.

    YMMV ;)
     
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    I use it for any bullet under 55 grains. It gives good velocities and accuracy. For the heavier bullets I've been using 4895, but will probably switch to Varget at some point.
     
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    As Bad as I hate to admit it. I ask a Georgia Arms salesman for a good clean powder of a my AR. The Accurate 2015 is what he said. Now that I get home I have very little data for the powder :cuss: I wanna know what other think about the powder. Also I have H322 and Varget on hand. I know my H380 is to slow Any suggestions? Btw my barrel is 1in 9 twist Bulllets on hand are 40 ballistic tips, 52 speer hollow points, 52 match kings, 55 ballistic tips, 55 blitz kings, and 70 Speer semi spitzer.
     
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    Ditto what Griz said. I have several manuals with data; often highest velocities with bullets 50gr and under in .223. Lyman manual says very good accuracy with 50gr. I plan on trying it and some AA-2230 the next time I find it at a decent price at a retail shop in 1lb cans. If I like it, I'll buy some in bulk. Most manuals show 22.5gr start, 25.0gr Max. Velocities top 3,400fps from 24" bbl.
    I would recommend AA-2015 for bullets 50gr and less. Seems that 24.5gr comes to mind for 50gr and about 3,300fps. About like RL-7 for burning rate.(another good powder). AA-2230 would seem better w/55gr and heavier.

    I too have had good luck with:
    H and IMR-4198; excellent accuracy, little fast burning w/low vel's.
    H322: good accuracy and velocity till Lot went bad (old surplus)
    H4895; Very good, esp. with 55gr and heavier bullets
    H335: good, but not as good as I had been led to believe.
    BL-C2; probably now my #2 pick. Use 27.0gr w/55gr Nosler B.T. for "ragged hole", as many shots as you care to shoot through it! Very good velocities. 3,200+ w/20"bbl.
    Win748; (ditto BL-C2 data/results)

    RL-15; my current favorite. I get 3,000fps w/65gr Sierra 65gr BTSP and 25.5gr (not max!) and 7/8" groups from my 18.5" Rem Mod7 w/1-12" twist! Three shots, three deer; two DRT, one ran 50' circle and dropped. No bullets recovered. Intentional body shots to shoulder/heart-lungs or spine, not head shots.
    Very good bullet, Sierra!
    I use 27.0gr w/55gr bullet for 3,100fps from 18.5" bbl. 3,200+ from 20". Expect 3,300+fps from 24"bbl. Very accurate and meters well.

    Imr-3031; OK, not greatest, but good if it's all you have.
    Varget was dissapointing. Velocities were low, accuracy good though. I could not get enough in case with 55gr bullet to break 3,100fps from 20"bbl AR. I'm told it is very good with 75-80gr bullets, but I still got best results with BL-C2/748. My 1/9twist 20"bbl wouldn't stabilize 75gr and heavier bullets. Friends 1/8"-24"bbl would.
     
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