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View Poll Results: What .223 powder is the best?
IMR-4895 6 31.58%
WC-846/BLC-2 4 21.05%
WC-844/H-335 6 31.58%
AA-2230c 1 5.26%
I have no idea what you are talking about. 2 10.53%
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Old 05-16-2004, 04:30 AM   #1
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IMR-4895 for AR-15 .223?

How well does IMR-4895 fuction in an AR-15, 20 inch, 1-n-10 using 55 gr and 62 gr mil-pulls, once fired mil brass?

This is realy back to my earlier post:
http://www.battlerifles.com/viewtopic.php?t=29888

I have thought about using the Mil pull WC-844/H-335, or maybe even AA-2230c. Have 8 lbs of IMR-4895 and very happy with it on my larger calaber loads. I want is a clean, cheap burning powder that I can duplacate the factory ammo with for plucking and blasting.

Other powders sujections, pointers, and ideas are more than welcome!
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Old 05-16-2004, 06:51 AM   #2
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I have used IMR4895 in the past with 69gr SMKs I have also used AA2230, I have found the two best Powders that work for me to be VihtaVuori N-140 and Varget.
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Old 05-16-2004, 08:49 AM   #3
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Varget
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Old 05-16-2004, 10:33 AM   #4
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My best choise is VihtaVuori N-133. Its very clean burning, but not the cheapest. Varget is also good and clean. Forget 2230!
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Old 05-18-2004, 05:52 AM   #5
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4895

I use IMR 4895 in the 223 with 52, 53 and 55gr bullets. Works great. You have be careful though as it does not meter as easily as some powders. I weigh all mine so I don't have a problem with that.
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Old 05-18-2004, 07:10 AM   #6
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Varget
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Old 05-18-2004, 08:01 AM   #7
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IMR 4895.
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Old 05-18-2004, 12:51 PM   #8
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RL-15



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Old 05-18-2004, 12:59 PM   #9
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844 if you want cheap. I can get 1 inch at 100 yards with 844 and a 55 gr bullet out of my stock bushmaster. That's with a scope off of sandbags, I'm not quite that good offhand but I know the rifle is capable of it. 844 meters very well too.
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Old 05-21-2004, 04:00 AM   #10
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Argh,
my N133 is out!!
How many grain IMR 4895 or Varget for the 55grain FMJ?? My rifle is a DPMS Panther with 20" bullbarrel.
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Old 05-21-2004, 10:18 AM   #11
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Varget... 27gr for 55gr bullets, 26gr for 62-63gr Bullets and 25gr for 68-69gr bullets :P H335 works great for 55gr bullets as well.
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Old 05-26-2004, 05:41 PM   #12
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So far, the poll has stated that more people like the WC-844/H-335 the most. Also there is a lot of other powders that have been thrown out there. I already have IMR-4895 and will order the WC-844 and play around with both powders. Just got a girlfriend so it's going to be another month or so before I order the .223 goodies. Thanks guys for the help! Have a great day!
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Old 05-27-2004, 03:17 AM   #13
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Just got a girlfriend so it's going to be another month or so before I order the .223 goodies. Thanks guys for the help! Have a great day!
dump her

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Old 05-28-2004, 10:27 AM   #14
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I use IMR4895 for my .223, .308 and 30.06. Could be cuz I have about 40 pounds of it!!! I use a long drop tube when I load it in .223. It does work well for me as an all around powder for military style rifles.
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Old 05-28-2004, 03:24 PM   #15
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I use IMR4895 for my .223, .308 and 30.06. Could be cuz I have about 40 pounds of it!!!


On second thought, that's actually a good thing, my 8 lbs. jug of H4895 was gone before I knew it!
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4895

I had only used 4198 with my Colt SP2 Target Model, really clean and zaps them out. Ran out a while back so I loaded up 50 55g fmj with 24g 4895 I had used for 30.06, 30-30, .303, and M1 Carbine. There was a noticeable increase in recoil and barrel rise, most likely I will do as phish does and just get 4895 for all my rifles.

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Old 05-29-2004, 07:56 PM   #17
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I have used IMR-4895. But now I use IMR-4064 with SMK 69gr and Hornady 68gr, I use 23.3gr of IMR-4064. I get excellent shots at 100, 200, and 300-meters.
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Just got a girlfriend so it's going to be another month or so before I order the .223 goodies. Thanks guys for the help! Have a great day!
dump her

buy guns and beer

She hasn't moved in and I am not married, so I can still buy guns and beer without fear, just have to log more hours at work. I can put her to work, cleaning my guns at my arsonal.
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