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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 11:41 am 
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I've used the following powders for 223 with good results:
Ramshot Tac for 52gr to 69gr.
RS40 for 52gr to 69gr (works better for 52gr).
RS50 for 69gr.

Attached picture shows RS40 at max load. Good ten shot group and respectable velocity SD, but the primers are catering on these max loads. I only see this for max RS40 loads.
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 8:36 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 9:04 pm 
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N140 for 77g and 55g. I've even used Alliant 2400 for 55g and yes 14g of 2400 is one of their listed loads. It gives a soft shooting round.


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A good dose of RS 52 + 80grain SMK's = shakeshout

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Pete wrote:
A good dose of RS 52 + 80grain SMK's = shakeshout

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Now there is a fine example of irresponsible handloading advice if ever there was one.

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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 7:47 am 
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Sorry................RS 52 works really well with 80 grain Sierra SMK's in my rifle, but always remember, my load (which I'm not going to tell you) might be unsafe in your rifle, so always follow the manufacturers advice in their loading manual.

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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 10:04 am 
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Reloder 15 (25grs for a 69gr SMK) I only used that so i could have one powder for my .223 and .308

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Use N140 with 69gr SMK's, too here.

As Blackstuff, I use N140 so I can use 1 powder for both .223 and .308

I moved to N140 from Varget.

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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 7:27 pm 
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I can see I need to get some n140....

I used to use H335 for both .223 and .308, then when that got banned i went to Ramshot.. Wildboar for .308 and Tac for .223, so yes, 1 powder for both would be good...


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TattooedGun wrote:
Use N140 with 69gr SMK's, too here.

As Blackstuff, I use N140 so I can use 1 powder for both .223 and .308

I moved to N140 from Varget.


^^^^ This


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