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62 gr. Speer Gold Dot .224 #14569562 02/13/20
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I have been loading these over the past year for a .223 Kimber Montana using either Benchmark and more recently Varget. I'd like to give Leverevolution a try as it continues to be available while Varget and some other favorites are becoming unobtainium. Can anyone recommend a Leverevolution load? I could start in the range of similar burn rate powders but thought someone may have already perfected this science and could give some advice.
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Re: 62 gr. Speer Gold Dot .224 [Re: woods_walker] #14569660 02/13/20
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Here's a link about LVR in bigger rounds, but some posts about the .223.

https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/14566242/1

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Re: 62 gr. Speer Gold Dot .224 [Re: woods_walker] #14569711 02/13/20
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Found this consumer review on MidwayUSA

Hodgdon Lever has a burn rate between WW748 and WW760, and performs better for me than 748 in a 24" bbl 1:12 twist Remington M700 in 223. With Winchester 5.56mm military cases, Winchester Small Rifle Primers, and Winchester's 64 grain Power Point deer bullet, I get 3110 fps chronographed and good accuracy (with 26.7 grs charge) vs 3040 fps with 26.2 grs 748. Burn is not quite as cool as 748 but every bit as clean, perhaps more so. .

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Re: 62 gr. Speer Gold Dot .224 [Re: woods_walker] #14570379 02/13/20
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Thanks for the information DF. I've been following your post in the Big Game forum and was reminded to try LVR and the Gold Dot in the .223. I have been thinking about this application for some time after reading Big Stick post about it's application with the 75 gr. Amax.

The Midway information is helpful.

Re: 62 gr. Speer Gold Dot .224 [Re: woods_walker] #14570462 02/13/20
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Per Hodgdon Burn Rate fastest to slowest:

Varget
IMR 4320
W748
BL-C(2)
CFE 223
LVR
H380

Still doing my homework...

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