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Have used Varget, H335, and A2015 with excellent results.
Starting using the 2015 when I found some at a great price.

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Up to 55g 1/12 twist

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Originally Posted by mathman
Mine shoots small groups with thrown charges of N133.

This ^^^^^^^^^

With 50 - 60 grain bullets, you'll have a really tough time finding a more consistently accurate powder than VV's N-133..........................if you've got a decently accurate rifle.

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Originally Posted by MontanaMan
Originally Posted by mathman
Mine shoots small groups with thrown charges of N133.

This ^^^^^^^^^

With 50 - 60 grain bullets, you'll have a really tough time finding a more consistently accurate powder than VV's N-133..........................if you've got a decently accurate rifle.

MM

This is how I have done it for years, used my Harrell's to throw charges for 50-60grain bullets with VVN133.
As an added bonus (not sure what year VihtaVuori changed it ???) the newest lot I have was made in 2021 it has a de-coppering agent added that makes it cleaner burning than ever without changing the burn rate

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For my 3gun loads I use CFE223 as it meters well and is OK accuracy-wise.

For my coyote loads I normally use Varget, but have also had very good luck with TAC and it also meters very well.


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Originally Posted by ingwe
TAC or CFE223


THIS both volume load excellent


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Why no love for BL-C (2)?

I'm not recommending it. I'm just surprised it wasn't mentioned.


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Originally Posted by shaman
Why no love for BL-C (2)?

I'm not recommending it. I'm just surprised it wasn't mentioned.

Has to do with most folks seem to prefer using the latest greatest powder, instead of older powders that have worked for decades upon decades.

I tend to be the opposite.. I reach for W 748 before BLC.2 but I'll concede I wouldn't be surprised if they are out of the same factory, like W760, 2700AA and H 414 are essentially the same powders.

Anyone of those, are good old standard performers that are good to fall back on, because they have always worked.. and will continue to work.


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Okay. That's a fair answer.

All I've noticed is that BL-C (2) has generally given me more variability in velocities than other powders, specifically H4895. I've generally used BL-C(2) for .223 blasting ammo that I run through the progressive.

Outside of that, BL-C (2) is one of those powders that's been on my shelf since I got started. There always seems to be a listing for it, no matter what I'm loading.

I've been reading this thread with interest. I'm currently resurrecting a Savage 340 for coyote hunting, and I have 55 grain Hornady SP and I just ordered some 52 grain Speer HPs as well as BL-C (2), Varget, and CFE223 to replenish the larder.


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BLC2 works pretty darned well for me. 3031, I4895, H335, I4198 all have provided accurate ammo for me in my 223 rifles.

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Originally Posted by LBP
H-4895 for all .223 loads 55gr-75gr.



H 4895 is just about my favorite powder

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Originally Posted by T_O_M
H335 is my go-to for just about everything .223..

This for me as well. Works in both bolt and AR 223s I have. Are there faster powders? Yup. Are some slightly more accurate? Yea. But H335 works in a number of my applications and remains cheap and easy to acquire. Nowadays, with the type of shooting and hunting i use my 223s for, this powder is becoming a favorite of mine.


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Originally Posted by shaman
Okay. That's a fair answer.

All I've noticed is that BL-C (2) has generally given me more variability in velocities than other powders, specifically H4895. I've generally used BL-C(2) for .223 blasting ammo that I run through the progressive.

Outside of that, BL-C (2) is one of those powders that's been on my shelf since I got started. There always seems to be a listing for it, no matter what I'm loading.

I've been reading this thread with interest. I'm currently resurrecting a Savage 340 for coyote hunting, and I have 55 grain Hornady SP and I just ordered some 52 grain Speer HPs as well as BL-C (2), Varget, and CFE223 to replenish the larder.
BL-C (2) is so close to Winchester 748 I tend to get what is available and best price. I use it in .308 and 30-06. Unfortunately, I don't think either give me the best accuracy. That would be Varget. For .223 it is H335, AA2015, RL10x, AA2230 and AA2460.

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