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Thread: Common powder for .222 & 308?

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    Common powder for .222 & 308?

    As a newcomer to reloading on a currently tight budget i'm starting to gather equipment for the above calibres.
    So far I'm taking the route of Lee Loaders and dippers, powder wise I'm looking at Ramshot Exterminator since their online load data shows good options for both calibres ( hunting) .
    Has anyone any experience of this powder in my calibres?
    Or am I looking at it from the wrong angle (cost/convenience) and should I really be looking at individual, calibre proven/specific powders?
    Your help will be appreciated Chaps,
    Cheers Mike

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    IMR 4198 works well in the .222.

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    H4895 will be more than ok...

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    Rs40
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    Lovex S060, D073.4-6 are good in both and have published recommended loads

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    Thanks for the info gents - looks like I'll have to dig a little deeper.

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    Mike

    My recommendation would be to reload for the .308 Win first and ignore the .222 Rem at the minute. Once you have the hang of the 308 Win, then look to the .222. Secondly, keep good records of what you do. Keep in mind that consistency is the key to effective reloading.

    Regards

    JCS

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    Admittedly that is going to be my initial priority since I have a good stock of accurate factory ammo for the Triple.(Fiocchi 50grn V Max) . For peace of mind my next priority will be a good beam scale & trickler,although several posts on here hold the dippers in quite high regard for stand alone accuracy.
    With regards to powder, does anybody recommend Ramshot at all?
    Regards
    Mike
    Quote Originally Posted by jcampbellsmith View Post
    Mike

    My recommendation would be to reload for the .308 Win first and ignore the .222 Rem at the minute. Once you have the hang of the 308 Win, then look to the .222. Secondly, keep good records of what you do. Keep in mind that consistency is the key to effective reloading.

    Regards

    JCS

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    I use CFE223 effectively in both .308 and .22-250. Given that the product was primarily designed for .223 I'd have though it would fare well in .222.

    Hodgdon data suggests compatibility in the .222 from 50-63gr bullets and in .308 from 130-208gr. Unfortunately it is only an indication and of course you to run a few trails to find what works best in your rifle. I would echo JCS with regard to only trying one calibre at a time. There are already so many variables - no point doubling them at the start!!

    Best,

    J

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3.5mag View Post
    Admittedly that is going to be my initial priority since I have a good stock of accurate factory ammo for the Triple.(Fiocchi 50grn V Max) . For peace of mind my next priority will be a good beam scale & trickler,although several posts on here hold the dippers in quite high regard for stand alone accuracy.
    With regards to powder, does anybody recommend Ramshot at all?
    Regards
    Mike
    Yes very good powder but I only have experience of it in other calibres.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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