I'm looking at changing the powder I use in my .222 Rem as the my RFD has to buy it in specially for me. To save some hassle in sourcing I think I'm going to go with his reccomendation of Accurate 2520, as I'm also switching to 50/55gr sierra bullets at the same time.
I did a search on accurate 2520, and found a lot of americans hotly debating it's uses, but interestingly I note the stuff that we get here (and europe) is actually not made by Accurate, but by Explosia/Lovex and so isn't the same powder, it's just 'similar'.
My RFD does get through a hell of a lot of this stuff himself in .17/.20/222/223 and at longer ranges than I'm comfortable shooting at, so that's quite some reccomendation in my eyes.
My current favourite load for this gun is with 40gr Vmax, 21.2gr Hodgdon H4198, and rem 7.5 primers in sako brass, which gives me 3290fps over the chrono and consistent 1.25" groups at 200 yards. The rifle is a 14 twist (standard), CF2 HB Varmint.
35gr vmax are also fun in this gun and devastatingly accurate at 100, but I have less confidence in these sub 50gr loads than I should, hence the wish to switch.
So what I'm hoping for is that some of you guys have some experience of this powder in a similar cal to mine, and can pass on any observations or recipes that I could begin experimenting with.
Over to you...