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What is your go to powder for loading 55gr FMJBT for the mp15?
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Old 11-07-2020, 10:46 PM
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I will tell you in four months, if the shelves are re-stocked.

This has been a bad year for supplies.
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We use 4198 or 3031 for 55grs.
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IMR4198, BLC(2), H335...
And the beat goes on.
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Old 11-08-2020, 12:11 AM
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Ramshot TAC, H-335, Ramshot Exterminator, Accurate 2230, 2460, 2200, 2015, IMR-8208XBR, Reloder 10x, Benchmark, BL-C2, H-4895, IMR-4064.
Pretty much in that order. These days, any of them you can find for a decent price.
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I've had good luck using H4895.
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Old 11-08-2020, 01:44 AM
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CFE 223 and Tac are two that I use a lot of.
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Newbie input here.......I’m surprised this hasn’t been listed yet but Varget is my go to for 55gr FMJ
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I have two powders I use for 22. For Accuracy I use Varget and trickle every single charge to weight. For a Drop and Go powder I use CFE 223. BTW, with a 68 grain Hornady BTHP bullet the CFE is darned close to Varget for accuracy. However the 60 grain Nosler Ballistic tip has horrible accuracy with CFE.
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With 55 gr. bullets, My AR's live on a steady diet of AA 2520.

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Old 11-08-2020, 11:22 AM
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Varget is what I use.
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Varget is recommended for heavier bullets with a 1:7 twist as I've been advised.
With 40gr-55gr bullets, 4198/3031, with the 1:12 twist has been good. They work in our 458 WinMag as well.
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I use AA# 2460 and BLC(2) mainly due to there versatility in other calibers.
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Or IMR 4895.
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H322 for 16" and pistol length barrels.
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2015 to NATO pressures, 62gn. Controlled Chaos. Lowest velocities in a1:7 24" bbl, but mine are 1:7 8-1/2" pistol & 1:7 11" M4.

I keep it on hand for the big 45-70 Gov't.
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Varget or 3031.
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H335. So far I haven't had any trouble finding it at my local gun store.
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I have three that I use, and I can't tell much difference. H-335, Ramshot TAC, and Ramshot XTerminator. All of their burn rates are remarkably similar.
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H322 for 16" and pistol length barrels.
Bingo for me too! It also helps to be sitting on ~15lb of it. Originally bought for reloading my Remington 722, but quickly realized that I had oversized my needs at the time. Hence acquiring my Sport II. Still working out the appropriate load and OAL, learning as I go... Am also acquiring the appropriate cartridge gauge to help with my reloading.
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Bingo for me too! It also helps to be sitting on ~15lb of it. Originally bought for reloading my Remington 722, but quickly realized that I had oversized my needs at the time. Hence acquiring my Sport II. Still working out the appropriate load and OAL, learning as I go... Am also acquiring the appropriate cartridge gauge to help with my reloading.
I thought I was well blessed with H322! I may have close to half that much.

I like the accuracy and lower muzzle flash.

It's an excellent 6.8 SPC powder.
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H335 with 55 grain FMJ (Normally use the Hornady #2267 Bullets)


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Surplus WC-844 - military version of H335. Was buying it a few months ago for $207.00/16 lbs delivered. Mostly out of stock now and price is up about 10%.
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Varget and H335 here. I use a variety of 55 grain bullets. Right now in my Winchester bolt I use a Nosler hollow point. When they run out I will switch to something else I have on hand and reset my scope.

While it would be nice to always shoot the same bullet, it is not practical for a lot of reasons, at least for me.
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Not knowing That this epidemic was going to screw up everything
about a year ago I bought two 4lb jugs of power pistol at a gun show it is used in almost all my loads, I already had 3 1lb jars,
now only problem is in getting the primers
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Lots of good to decent choices starting with 3031 & gping up to w748. If its just blasting ammo, pick one.
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WC846 or W748
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26 grs of WW748 behind any 55 gr FMJ. My standard load...........BUT NEVER EVER use an "internet load"...........ALWAYS us an up to date reloading manual.
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Default Does anybody have criticisms of IMR 4895

I bought a ton of it years ago for use in all my rifles and it's extreme versatility. I had no idea that one day I would get into 5.56/.223.

But hey! It works for those, too and I have used it, but not in my own guns. Now I have a couple of AR 15s (one built, one being built). Are there any problems associated with IMR 4895 powder??????
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748 Usually better availability, cheaper, quicker to load and accurate. ime likes mag primer, but is temp sensitive.
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I bought a ton of it years ago for use in all my rifles and it's extreme versatility. I had no idea that one day I would get into 5.56/.223.

But hey! It works for those, too and I have used it, but not in my own guns. Now I have a couple of AR 15s (one built, one being built). Are there any problems associated with IMR 4895 powder??????
None I am aware of. If you read at a reloading handbook like a novel, there are very few cartridges it will not do well in. It may not be the best but the velocity is usually within 5%.
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