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  1. Must be the benchmark then that I was thinking you used.
  2. I may have one can of it sitting around somewhere? I think Towtruck used this powder in the past but I could be wrong.
  3. Admittedly I’ve been lacking in the rifle loading arena. It was good to get out and actually sit behind the bench even if for just a few minutes. I loaded these up Thursday night and it was bugging me pretty bad to let them just sit there. Ive been wanting to give them a try ever since you did your evaluation a few years back. They were just sitting there in the box still. I had a feeling they’d shoot after seeing your write up and reading the reviews online. I think this may be the first time I’ve ever loaded a standard 55gr FMJ. I’m usually trying to push 34gr hollow points above 4,000 FPS or loading the heavies for longer range stuff. These were pretty fun to work with but I’m sure they won’t turn sage rats into a red mist like the hollow points do.
  4. A quick ladder work up gave the following results. Bobs 55gr fmj w/cannelure 2.250” OAL CCI 400 Once fired Norma .223 brass (had to remove crimp) H335 24.2gr 24.5gr 24.8gr 25.1gr Conditions: 54F Extremely breezy overcast/partially sunny Platform: Savage .223 bolt action w/Vortex Viper PST FFP 6-24X
  5. I loaded up some Bobs 55gr Bullets for a test run and went to the range today to try them out. Results weren’t bad!
  6. And you’re not going to push that 88gr pill fast enough to make use of its higher BC. Better off with a 75 or 77gr pill.
  7. Ahhh…. No. also a quick google search says SCAM!
  8. I have not heard of them. What kinds of payment do they take?
  9. I’ve seen it advertised all over the place the last couple of years. Never heard anything bad about it so there’s that.
  10. I don’t think an 88gr pill will work very well in a .223 or 5.56 case. The brass should be interchangeable. It may have been true many years ago about military brass being thicker, but I don’t believe it’s true anymore. The volume testing I did a few years back showed almost no difference in capacity between commercial and military brass cases. The only real exception was with Remington. Remington had considerably more room inside for powder.
  11. TAC, H335, Varget, IMR8208XBR are my main squeezes when it comes to loading .223/5.56
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