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Anyone use this powder in 223 with 40 or 50 gr bullets?
I can buy some but have never used it.


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Re: H4198 [Re: dale06] #15813466 02/20/21
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Should work well. 19 to 20 grs start.

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I've run it for decades..

low end, 12 grains or so..

max; 22.5 for 55s, you can work up to 24 grains depending on rifle and chamber...

this is for bolt actions, I don't do ARs...




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Yeah, Ive used a bunch. Its good stuff and will generate velocities like others, but with slightly less powder. Not a big deal to some, but with powder at $40 per pound and a good day on the killing fields for PDs or gophers using up 1,000 rounds, it adds up. I figure to save a pound on a good day..$40 is $40...gas money or whatever.


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I like H4198 for 50-55gr bullets, measures pretty decent compared to IMR 4198.
21.5 gr work's in my carbine length gas AR every time and it's a super accurate load with any v-max.
Same for bolt guns very accurate loads can be worked up with little effort. Start around 19gr & go higher in little bits, find the load you like and start shooting groups for it. A couple can's of this will go a long way's compared to CFE Blc-2 748 type powders.
I could get by real easy with just this powder, not the velocity of the slower powders, but will easily do 3000fps without all the flash and bang..


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I've used it with 50 and 55 grain bullets in .223 and 5.56. Also good in .444 Marlin, .45-70, and .458 SOCOM. SOCOM with heavier bullets, .45-70 with lighter ones.

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Also works well in 222 Rem (50 grain) and 221 Fireball (40 grain)

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Yep...its the shizz in a .222


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Thanks guys.


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Originally Posted by Vic_in_Va
I've used it with 50 and 55 grain bullets in .223 and 5.56. Also good in .444 Marlin, .45-70, and .458 SOCOM. SOCOM with heavier bullets, .45-70 with lighter ones.

I burned a lot of it in my misspent youth, killing crows with a .222. It also works well with lighter bullets in the .358 Winchester.

Good powder.

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458 SOCOM subsonic bullets. Be Well, RZ.


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