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Thread: Which powder? 5.56 55gr FMJ

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    Boolit Master 18Bravo's Avatar
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    H335 with the lighter 52gr to 55gr bullets. Can speak for the 50's since I don't shoot them. For bolt guns I load 25.2 gr of H335. I've also decent results with Benchmark.

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    I like H335
    Sub half inch 5 shot groups at 100 yards with 25gr and a 55gr Nosler Varmagedon.Click image for larger version. 

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    Tried 8 pounds of CFE 223 last year. Really liked to so I ordered a bunch more.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check