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    2200 powder

    Have a almost full 8 pound jug of this 2200 powder. From what I can find was used for the 7.62x39 cartridge. Since I recently bought a Ruger Compact rifle with the 16 or so inch barrel I was wondering if anyone had used this powder in this cartridge. Finally found some large enough cast bullets to slug the barrel. Thanks,Frank

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    I use it a lot in 300/221 (300BO) Encore. I get good accurracy.

    Google 2200 data powder. A PDF from accurrate powder comes up. There is data for 7.62x39
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    I have used in my grendel but it is THE powder in my 25/45. Its like magic dust in that caliber.

    I shoot a 110FTX bullet from my 20” Bbl at 2700 fps and 1/3 MOA. To date only one deer has fallen to this combo. It was a close hi shoulder and was immediate incapisatation. DRT
    I have only been buying by the pound, but I am on my third pound, I wont allow it to run out!

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    It is also one of the best all around powders for 6.8 as well.

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    Thanks for the tip regarding google for the 2200 powder. Finally got a printer that even I can figure out. 72 and electronically challenged. Frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by samari46 View Post
    Have a almost full 8 pound jug of this 2200 powder. From what I can find was used for the 7.62x39 cartridge. Since I recently bought a Ruger Compact rifle with the 16 or so inch barrel I was wondering if anyone had used this powder in this cartridge. Finally found some large enough cast bullets to slug the barrel. Thanks,Frank
    Samari46,

    AA-2200 is one of those that I've come to depend upon! Really great stuff for .223/5.56 with bullet weights from 40g (V-Max's and Blitz-King's) up to 62g SC-FMJ's in both the CZ turn bolt as well as the AR's! Ditto for my old 222 R-P chambered Savage.
    Additionally, it's my goto powder for 45-70 Gubbermint with 300g to 405g pills in the H&R Buffalo rifle. Superior velocities and accuracy to anything else I've tried!
    It even produced some nice groups for the 16" barreled 300 Blackout with a 180g Berry's boolet. Although, the burn rate is a bit slow in that cartridge and so did leave behind a bit of un-burnt powder residue.
    I've done a very few work-up's in 308 Winchester for a R-P 700 and 110g V-Max that are showing some promise, but am still working on that one.

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    Guncrank,
    what loads are you using for the 300 and 400 grain bullets? A while ago,I contacted Accurate about their 45-70 load data, and they changed the powder weight on their website to a lower amount. It differs considerably from the pamphlet that came with the powder, and their original data on the website.

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    2200 was originaly introduced years ago as a surplus powder. The 2200 available today is newly manufactured. Maybe the two have slightly different burn rates? Maybe the corporate lawyers bumped down the load data?

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    In 1997 I worked up some 300 grain jacketed 45-70 loads that approached 2400 fps with AA2200 without signs of excessive pressure. Case was full and I do not care to compress ball powders. I was running 2015 at over 2200 fps so did not chase more velocity with a new ball powder. I hunt in widely varying temperatures, -25 to 65+ during elk seasons, so I did/do not trust ball powders for that hunting. It was very low cost in 1997. I have a bunch on hand, kept as part of 'another powder shortage stash'. It appears to work well in .223, 30-30, 444, 358 Win and 45-70 for full-power loading. It should work well in the 35 Rem and 32 Special also. Testing a load for both warm weather and cold weather performance is time consuming.

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    Have been using AA2200 for about 5-6 years. In fact it all I use for hunting deer with .233. Worked up past 25 gr. And started spreading group out, was at 3250 fps with 24 gr. This is old data powder tho 30-40 years IIRC. Tried with 300BO but didn’t stick with it to test, still have a bunch loaded to ladder test.

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    A belated thank you to all who took the time for answering my post. Have had this jug sitting around for years. So now know it should be good for the 7.62x39 at the very least. Frank

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    Are you suing Accurate's/Western's load data for the 45 dash 70?
    Cast or coated?

    30 Herrett 130 gr. coated with book load give book velocities.
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    used to be the powder of choice for the bench rest comp guys.
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    If anyone wants to share their 2200 loads for 300 Blackout I wouldn't object. 150/165/180 grain bullets.

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    Bench Rest comp?
    I have a bunch of 2200 and looking for a way to use it.
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    I use it in 6.8 SPC.

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