Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Has anyone used IMR4064 to load for .223?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Matt Dillon, Apr 13, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Matt Dillon

    Matt Dillon Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2003
    Messages:
    768
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    I can't find any powders for loading .223, such as H335 or Tac ( 2 powders that I have previously used).i do have an 8 pound jug of IMR4064 that o use for the 7.5Swiss cartridge. Sierra list a few loads for IMR4064 for .223 with 55 grain projectiles, but I am concerned about gas port reassure in an AR15'. Does anyone have experience with this combination in an AR15? Thanks in advance for your help!
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    59,082
    Location:
    Eastern KS
    IMR-4064 is a little slow for light bullets.

    As such, it will not give top velocity with lighter 36-63 grain bullets because the .223 doesn't have enough case capacity.

    It should perform admirably with 69 grain & heavier bullets.

    But it will work with any of then if that's what you have.

    Look on Hodgdon's website for perfectly safe load data.

    Gas port pressure is pretty much a non-issue in the AR-15 DI gas system.

    It will either work?
    Or it won't?
    But it won't really hurt anything if it doesn't.

    rc
     
  3. Matt Dillon

    Matt Dillon Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2003
    Messages:
    768
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Thanks, RC. I know it isn't the best solution, but if the supply of my preferred powders continues o be unobtainable, I may ave to give 4064 a try. I doubt that the paper targets at the range can tell the difference!
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2013
  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    59,082
    Location:
    Eastern KS
    I doubt you can tell much difference either.

    Except stick powder don't go down .223 case mouths as easy as ball powder.

    rc
     
  5. dgod

    dgod Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2012
    Messages:
    177
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    I use 24.0 grains of IMR 4064, with the 55gr JHP and HP bullets, and they work great for me.

    If you decide to try something else, I would be interested in the 4064 if it needs to go.

    Good Luck
     
  6. Matt Dillon

    Matt Dillon Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2003
    Messages:
    768
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Thanks, Dgod. I'm sorry, but I need the 4064 for my larger calibers, but I will load up a few with your recipe and give them a try.thanks again!
     
  7. Doc Savage

    Doc Savage Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2008
    Messages:
    121
    Location:
    Huntsville AL
    I also had good luck with 24gr 4064 with 55gr Mangus FMJs.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page