IMR-4198 What calibers is it good for.

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I bought a lot of IMR powders and a pound of IMR-4198 was in the group. Now I know its used in many .22 type loads, but I load 30.06, .270 and .303 British. IMR says it can be use in some hand gun calibers, but I can't find any. I load .38, .357 Mag and 9mm.

Anyone have recipes I might use?
 
It’s great for cast loads in 30-06 and 303 British, for example. I don’t have the link to hand, but if you search for C.E. Harris “Cast Load Basics for Military Surplus Rifles” in the article you will find what he calls “Mattern’s 200 Yard Workhorse” in which he explains that 16 grs of #2400 is the do-all load for cases from 30-40 - 30/06 with cast bullets. He goes on to explain equivalencies with several powders, including 4198 at 18 grs. Well worth reading and a good use of your 4198.
 
4198 is the cast load rifle powder. It is to slow for pistol cartridges. It's just like reloader 7 n-130
Agreed. IMR 4227 is the fastest rifle/slowest pistol powder useful in handgun cartridges. The SR series powders are a different story but they have all been discontinued as of 2014.
 
I have low recoil 30-06 pet load of 35.0 grs. with 150/155 jacketed bullets. The source of that data was an article in the American Rifleman a few decades ago for "Gallery Loads."

I also have a very accurate .223 load with 53/55 gr. match bullets.
 
Thank you for the information. My neighbor loads 7.62x39 and I bet he would just love to get his hands on it. I haven't seen any IMR powders in almost 5 years.
I've been seeing 4198 and 4350 just at 50 a pound. 4227 seems fairly available zero 4064.
 
Thank you for the information. My neighbor loads 7.62x39 and I bet he would just love to get his hands on it. I haven't seen any IMR powders in almost 5 years.
That could breed goodwill. You might even be able to trade for a powder that you like.
Plus one on the guys that said it is a car bullet powder for your 303 and 30-06.
 
That could breed goodwill.
I ended up selling it to my neighbor for $1 more than what it cost me AND HE WAS VERY PLEASED. Powders like this are still impossible to come by. It was a metal can but under the lid, the can was still sealed. Other thr members found different ways I could shoot it up in my 30.06, but this guy really needed it far more than me.
 
I ended up selling it to my neighbor for $1 more than what it cost me AND HE WAS VERY PLEASED. Powders like this are still impossible to come by. It was a metal can but under the lid, the can was still sealed. Other thr members found different ways I could shoot it up in my 30.06, but this guy really needed it far more than me.
No good deed goes unpunished;)
I can imagine how happy he is.
In times like this is more important to be a good neighbor than keep things we don't need.
 
As mentioned in previous posts, IMR 4198 and the .222 Rem. were made for each other. With 4198 being the go-to standard back when the .222 ruled benchrest competitions. It may seem strange to shooter/handloaders who relate 4198 to small capacity cartridges but it has also been a top choice for the .458 Winchester Mag. It was the only powder I used when loading 500 grain solids and soft points for my .458 Mag, which over the years accounted for elephants, lions and several cape buffalo. More recently I've switched to H4198 for small calibers as the shorter grains flow more smoothly thru powder measures. But I've kept this can of IMR 4198 in case I ever again load for the .458 Mag. IMG-3103.jpg
 
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I used a good bit of it loading cost efficient.223 back in the 90’s.
I now use it for VERY accurate.218Bee loads.
I really need to spend more time with the Bee and Hornet!
 
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