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 Post subject: Re: Got a package from South Dakota
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:08 am 
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Last night our cable / internet service provider want's to have a look around
our property and house. They will run fiber optic to everyone here in town.

And, getting back to Tollys rifle - I have the exact same barrel on my AR, and I get .75 three shot
groups with it using factory ammo.

I haven't worked up a good reload for it yet - but I am planning to!!
I've been using IMR-3031 and for a few reasons, that doesn't seem to be that well liked...
Not temperature stable and it's a corse powder so it doesn't meter very well.
I have a fellow I work with that swears by H335 - says he's used it for years with good results.
Maybe I should try some BLC-2 or some 8208XBR if that's working for you guys

And win 748, Varget, CFE-223, etc. - People seem to like several kinds of powder for their AR... (-:

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 Post subject: Re: Got a package from South Dakota
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:33 pm 
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Seriously, once you try 8208XBR in .223 you won't want to use anything else. I say that but I'm now using BLC2 again, simply because I CAN'T FIND 8208 anywhere. Local shop said they'd be happy to order me in an 8 lb jug, I told them I'm not on good enough terms with the bank to take out a loan...

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 Post subject: Re: Got a package from South Dakota
PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:03 am 
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Seriously, once you try 8208XBR in .223 you won't want to use anything else. I say that but I'm now using BLC2 again, simply because I CAN'T FIND 8208 anywhere. Local shop said they'd be happy to order me in an 8 lb jug, I told them I'm not on good enough terms with the bank to take out a loan...


I just now "studied up" on 8208XBR and it sounds like my next purchase...

Below are some of the reasons I like it!!

"this accurate metering, super short grained extruded rifle powder was designed
expressly for match, varmint, and AR sniper cartridges. Ideally suited for cartridges
like the 223 Remington/5.56mm, 308 Winchester/7.62mm NATO"

Especially the "accurate metering" part and it's good for the .308 too.

"shooters will find IMR 8208 XBR totally insensitive to changes in temperature"

Now my SIL has recently informed me that the "temperature stable" thing is really important now...
Didn't seem to be all that important in my reloading in the last 30 years or so...
But I can see how that may change things a bit - if you develop a load in the summer and hunt in the winter - Or vise-versa.

So I might use the rest of my 3031 in my .308 and see if I can find me an 8lb jug 8208XBR somewhere.
I guess I bought 3031 because that what I've always used and it is cheaper than most of the fancy new powders.
3031 is a coarse powder - I'm surprised it meters as well as it does!!
I used to weigh every charge before i had a reloading press...

A while back, I bought this:

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And this:

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But I haven't got around to reloading anything with them yet.
I'm interested to see if knocking the shoulder back exactly .003-.005 will make
a difference with that AR rifle. It says to size it back only .001 with a bolt action.
I'd like to see that AR shoot a nice cloverleaf at a 100 yards - just to annoy my 6.5 CM with Suppressor packin' SIL...
Well, that - and I kinda enjoy it too!! (-:

I've sat down to reload 3 or 4 times now and have been interrupted every time!!
I like to have a "block of time" where I can focus on what I'm doing when I reload.
I guess I'll just have to turn off the cell phone and lock the door... :great:

I have spent enough time with the above to figure out how it's supposed to work.
I bought them only because some big-shots on a long range .223 group told me to.

I also bought some sooper-dooper ballistic coefficient (0.435) 75 grain .223 bullets too...
Hornady 75 grain A-Max bullets to be exact.

My SIL informed me they are exactly the "Wrong" bullets for a .223 because of their shape.
He said they have to be seated deep for an AR and use up too much powder space.
Maybe they aren't "ideal" - but they'll work!!
I can chamber one-at-a-time too to get the most out of them.
I'll have to see how "deep-throated" my chamber is to know for sure.

Oh well - wrong powder - wrong bullets...
I guess I'm so stupid - It's a wonder i haven't shot myself yet!! No offense walt...

Oh crap - it's 4:00 am!! Time to go to work!!

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 Post subject: Re: Got a package from South Dakota
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Most people contend that the AMAX can't be seated to mag length, so they need to be single-fed in AR's. OAL is 2.39, seating at 2.26 would put the ogive of the bullet inside the case neck. Even single feeding them I'd want to check to make sure they didn't hit the lands when chambered.

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I use these. .355 BC. Varget is listed as the most accurate potential and I managed to land a pound a while back and happy with it, now to try other powders to see how much it might vary since I can't find Varget again it seems...

http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/hornady ... tid=832800

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