223 and True Blue

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223 and True Blue

Post by JoJo » 09 Jan 2012, 10:49

I am planing to pick up Ramshot True Blue tomorrow for reloading 5.7x28. Does anyone have any experience reloading 223 (60gr) with this power? It would be great if I could use True Blue for both.

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Re: 223 and True Blue

Post by Visceral_Malice » 09 Jan 2012, 11:39

Never a good idea to use pistol/shotgun powders in rifle cartridges. The burn rate is too fast. Rifle powders have a very slow rate of burn. Plus rifle cartridges are greedy and eat up powder fast. They don't like to share.

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Re: 223 and True Blue

Post by JoJo » 09 Jan 2012, 11:54

Visceral_Malice wrote:Never a good idea to use pistol/shotgun powders in rifle cartridges. The burn rate is too fast. Rifle powders have a very slow rate of burn. Plus rifle cartridges are greedy and eat up powder fast. They don't like to share.
Duuuh! I should have known that.

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Re: 223 and True Blue

Post by jmz5 » 09 Jan 2012, 17:30

I love H335 for 55gr .223, and Varget for 69gr and up.

What's your .223 barrel twist, and distance you want to shoot?
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Re: 223 and True Blue

Post by Visceral_Malice » 09 Jan 2012, 18:34

jmz5 wrote:I love H335 for 55gr .223, and Varget for 69gr and up.

What's your .223 barrel twist, and distance you want to shoot?
Second that. I love varget and H335. H335 sells out at the local place here as fast as it comes in though.

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Re: 223 and True Blue

Post by JoJo » 10 Jan 2012, 10:37

jmz5 wrote:I love H335 for 55gr .223, and Varget for 69gr and up.

What's your .223 barrel twist, and distance you want to shoot?
I will be reloading 60gr Hornady Vmax. My AR has a 1 in 9 twist and I will be working at 100 yards max.

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Re: 223 and True Blue

Post by jmz5 » 10 Jan 2012, 17:12

H335 will be your best bet, it meters nice.
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Re: 223 and True Blue

Post by panzermk2 » 10 Jan 2012, 17:24

I like TAC for .223.
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Re: 223 and True Blue

Post by JoJo » 11 Jan 2012, 08:43

Thanks guys. I will see if my supplier has H335/TAC.

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