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Old 01-05-2002, 07:07 PM
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I used to use WW-748 ,performed good, but are there any newer ball powders that burn cleaner? Will be used in various AR-15 type guns and pushing 55gr-69gr bullets. I wanna cut down on the fouling on the back of the bolt and in the carrier. If I realy have to I might go to a extruded powder but I want to reload a bunch at a time and will be using a powder measure. Appreciate any help and first hand knowledge.
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Old 01-05-2002, 08:30 PM
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Hey neighbor, you might try Hodgdon Benchmark. It seems to be a good powder for the 223, and it burns very clean.It's a short grain extruded powder that should work pretty well out of a powder measure.
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Old 01-05-2002, 10:44 PM
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Thanks for the info I'll try to find some here so's I can look at the stuff I may have thier product cat for '01 somewhere's around.<img src=icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle>
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Old 01-06-2002, 05:59 PM
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I got a local recommendation to try Acu.Arms .2230 but they didn't know how clean burnin' it is. I might try both that and the H-BenchMark and do a comparison test. Any other recommendations out there?
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Old 08-18-2022, 01:50 PM
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try varget with a mag primer it seems to burn well and reasonably clean,
in my 223 varmint rifle with 55 grain bullets
(Im using 24 grains and federal primers but its close to max pressure in my particular rifle)
bullets seated out the max the mag and reliable feeding allows
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Old 08-18-2022, 03:29 PM
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ball powders burn much cleaner at max saami pressures, and burn cooler than single base powder.
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Old 08-18-2022, 08:42 PM
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Looks like Big Ed asked almost 10yrs ago....Sure hope he got it figured out by now. Looks like he hasnt even been back since 2004.

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Old 10-28-2023, 05:59 PM
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Ive seen lots of guys read the threads but only a few bother to post
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