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Thread: Anyone shooting Accurate 2015

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    Boolit Mold
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    Anyone shooting Accurate 2015

    I just got a pound of Accurate 2015 for load development in my .32 Miller Short. This case is made from 357 maximum Starline brass sized in a .223 small base die and trimmed to 1.273 inches. It is used with cast bullets in bench rest CBA matches. So far it looks promising. I have read that it can be used in a variety of cartridges including 40-50 Sharps Straight, 45-70 and PPC rounds.

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    Boolit Grand Master Nobade's Avatar
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    It should work well in the 32 Miller. It's very similar to IMR4198. I have used it to good effect in the 7mm TC-U.

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    I have a couple 7 TCUs that I shoot cast in and 2015 is what I use. My scoped XP100 will shoot moa when I do my part

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    It did very well in my 6.8 SPC and 30-30 rifles with cast bullets. I’ll use it again if I find it at a good price.
    At the LGS it’s priced higher than IMR powders and lower than VV.

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    Used 2015 in BR capacity cases, 7mm, 6.5mm and 6mm and similar capacity cases, like the 357 Super Mag cats 270, 7mm etc and the TCU line of cartridges.
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    Boolit Master
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    I use it in the 45-70 - 58gr A2015, 300 grain, Fed 215M - brutal recoil but excellent on elk. Also used in 35 Rem, 32 Special and 223 mild to full loads, my favorite for the 358 Win with 200 grain bullets. A tick slower than 4198, kind of splits the difference between 4198 and 3031 to me. Measures very well, burns clean, lights easily in most loads. That 45-70 load is compressed and used frequently at below 15*F so that is why the magnum primer. Started using when Accurate first started selling powder, it was much cheaper than other powders back then -70's(?),80's(?).

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    Boolit Master
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    The Willamette Valley, in Oregon
    I haven't had a use for this powder in years; I hope it's ok to post here, but for any users of this powder, I have a third of a pound & can give it to someone in western OR FTF. PM's only to not hijack the thread, thx. Best regards,

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    East Central IL
    In the past, burned a lot of AA2015 with jacketed in 7BRs and 7TCUs. Because I had some left over from my IHMSA days, tried it for BP-level loads in significant improvement over IMR4198 and not quite up to SW' 'Buffalo Rifle'. Currently, though, I'm using it in .308 WCF with a PC'd RCBS 30-165SIL @ 1949 fps.

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    200-yd group shot 02/07/24. from Savage M10 (heavy barrel) Just over 2 1/2" CTC.

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    Boolit Buddy
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    I have shot around 15lbs of Data 68, an old surplus powder that is the same as 2015BR, great stuff! Use it in 25/20, 357 rifle loads, .223, 25/45 Sharps, 7.62x39, 35 remington, and mid range loads in the 348 winchester & 35 Whelen. A very versatile powder and I will be sad when my last 8lb jug is empty

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    Should work great! I use it exclusively in my 270 Max which is a 357 Max case necked down.
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    It was the powder for the 356 Winchester I owned. It has uses from 222 through any of the 308 or x57 cases.
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