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Offline Ryan_otto

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Best Powder
« on: July 28, 2019, 06:10:46 PM »
Let’s take a vote, what’s your favorite powder for the Valkyrie?
4895
Varget
8208
RL15

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Re: Best Powder
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2019, 06:28:34 PM »
While we’re at it what’s your preferred primer?

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Re: Best Powder
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2019, 05:56:35 AM »
H4895 works best for Hornady 80 ELD's for me.

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Re: Best Powder
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2019, 02:22:29 PM »
I've tried a good amount of different powders and H4895 has been the best.  I was really hoping it was Varget or Xbr as I use those the most in other rounds. 

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Re: Best Powder
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2019, 08:31:22 AM »
So far I have been working up ladder loads with CFE223, CCI small rifle magnum powder and Hornady 80 grain ELD.  I have also seen good grouping with H414 as well.
I couldn't find any data for the 4895 powder, but I wouldn't mind trying it.

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Re: Best Powder
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2019, 03:42:36 PM »
I settled on 24.0 grains of H4895 with the 80 ELDs, COAL of 2.26". Getting average of 2846 fps and 1/2" 5 shot groups at 100 yards. Rifle has 24" CMMG barrel.
Just bought some 88 ELDs, going to try H4895 with those as well. By the way, I tried Varget, CFE 223, Power Pro 2000 MR and RE-15, with a number of different bullets, but H4895 produced the best groups and best consistency for me.
Funny thing is I started reloading in the early 1970's for a .243 Win. H4895 was the first powder I purchased and it was the first powder Hodgdon sold. At that time it was WWII surplus powder.

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Re: Best Powder
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2019, 02:56:03 PM »
IMR 4064 and BR4's

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Re: Best Powder
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2019, 04:49:26 AM »
Has anyone had any experience with BLC-2 , I am looking to up my velocity's possibly and see it at the top of some bullet velocity's, mainly 88 grn pills?

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Re: Best Powder
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2019, 12:28:36 PM »
IMR 4064

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Re: Best Powder
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2019, 02:09:56 PM »
Hornady ,doesn't  list that powder in my 88 data.

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Re: Best Powder
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2019, 04:55:33 AM »
Alaska guy what kind of velocity's does it produce with 88s ?

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Re: Best Powder
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2019, 02:44:03 AM »
Not sure, I use 80gr.