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Thread: Help with powder usage

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    Post Help with powder usage

    Hi everyone. I kind of have a conundrum. I have recently started loading my 55gr cast .223 rounds and I have a few different choices of powder at my disposal but my question is which one of these powders should I use and what are the loads that I should use with them. I have IMR 4756, IMR 4064, IMR 4198, RELOADER 7, RED DOT, TITEGROUP, and HERCULES 2400. With just starting with these rounds I just want to play around at the moment. I'm not looking for accuracy. When that time comes then I will purchase a better powder. Lol.

    Any help or advise would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    Boolit Master Dan Cash's Avatar
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    Reloader 7 works well for me. Check the Alliant load data. I load PP rounds same as metal jacketed.
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    I like Varget (about the same as 4064), especially for heavies. I never thought of PP'in for a .22. ..boy you must have determination. I could never do it with my sausage fingers
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    Ok so I know this may seem stupid but I am new to the form. But what is pp

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    Boolit Grand Master 303Guy's Avatar
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    Paper patching. You can get jacketed performance with the paper jacket. I would post a photo of a paper patched boolit but I can't seem to reach Postimage.
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    Boolit Master
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    You posted in the paperpatch topic location; that's why we are asking about p.p. of .224 boolits. I tried it and and only recently returned from the psych ward. I shoot a .222 w/ cast 55 gr. and had good results with 12 grains of 2400.
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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