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h335 for 223 remington and 7mm-08?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Leaky Waders, Mar 27, 2010.

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  1. Leaky Waders

    Leaky Waders Member

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    Hi,

    Thus far I've made my bench and shelves and feel very confident in loading the 28 gauge and 45 long colt for practical use. I've also loaded some 45 schofield...just because.

    Now, I want to branch into rifle reloading - I have several to choose from (223, 7mm-08, 270, and 30'06). I'd like to start with 223 - just because I'm going to be deplyed this fall for another freaking hunting season and can use the rounds for fun and varmints until I leave. My son has claimed my 7mm-08, and I'd like to make a few rounds for him too.


    So - after using the search function, and visiting powder manufacturers websites...I'm not sure on what powder to get.

    The 223's will mostly be 55 grains or lighter - shot through a new model 700 sps and an old a-bolt.

    The 7mm-08 is through the fn featherweight.

    I was leaning to H335 but have no experience with rifle powders - they'll be metered through an rcbs uniflow for plinking and individually weighed for more precise shooting.

    I have 100 new unloaded lapua brass as well as several boxes of commercially manufactured brass too - winchester, remington, and monarch.

    Any specific powder suggestions?

    Thanks

    L.W.
     
  2. SSN Vet

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    25 gr. of H335 pushing a 55 gr pill out of the .223 is about as close to being "Old Faithfull"

    It's probably a little fast to push the highest velocities in 7mm-08, but should get the job done.

    H335 meters very well.

    RL-15 is another good one to consider
     
  3. sourdough44

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    H 4895 is another to look at.
     
  4. ole farmerbuck

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    I use a lot of 335 in my AR's but in my Savage bolts, i use BLC-2. 28.5 grains behind a 40gr v-max.
     
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    There are a few powders that will do double duty, and provide performance in both calibers. My favorite is H4895.



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  6. ole farmerbuck

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    And thats a good favorite to have.
     
  7. Leaky Waders

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    Does H4895 meter well?

    I'm going to look them up now read the differences.
     
  8. Maj Dad

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    I've not used H4895, but its twin IMR 4895 is a stick powder & can be cantankerous in some measures. AA 2495 is a ball-powder twin of 4895 and some have had excellent results with it (me included), both metering- and accuracy-wise. H335 has been my best powder for accuracy in 5.56; W748 is very good and both meter well (both are ball powders), and several of the IMR stick powders are excellent performers. If you have a stick powder friendly measure (or if you dribble up to your load), it's not an issue. If you have problems with cutting/jamming because of sticks, you have to consider ball powder or alternative measuring approaches. A good number of powders are excellent performers; metering is a separate issue.
     
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