What powder do you pick

del47

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Hi all

total beginner with reloading just got some reloading gear together and got my hands on some part boxes of bullets to try . I want to reload for my tikka t3 in 223 with a 1in 8 twist but where do you start with the all the different powders that are out there and what primers do you go for ?
Any info would be helpful

Cheers del
 

Highlandsjohn

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Hi all

total beginner with reloading just got some reloading gear together and got my hands on some part boxes of bullets to try . I want to reload for my tikka t3 in 223 with a 1in 8 twist but where do you start with the all the different powders that are out there and what primers do you go for ?
Any info would be helpful

Cheers del

Hi Del, good choice of rifle. Get yourself a reloading manual and all will be revealed after you read it. While your waiting for it,you will ger some help online from sites such as
Hodgdon Reloading | Home.
Perhaps some of the guys on here who live close by will come round to show you the ropes. Good luck its a great hobby.Do we reload to shoot or do we shoot in order to reload.john

You should also read up about the powders which are unavailable to us now.
 
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finnbear270

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Bullet weights up to 69 grains in your twist will be good, (in my exp) Vithavuori N133, I used their accuracy load in a couple of .223's , very accurate. Steve.
 

25 Sharps

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Bullet weights up to 69 grains in your twist will be good, (in my exp) Vithavuori N133, I used their accuracy load in a couple of .223's , very accurate. Steve.

69s and N140 are a match made in heaven.

One of the best pieces of advice I was given when I started reloading was use European powders as you are more likely to have a constant supply. With the powder shortages a few years back and now REACH banning a lot of US powders turns out that was very good advice.
 

tom308w

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del there is a lot of good info on you tube but get yourself a reloading manual
cheers tom
 

acj375

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69s and N140 are a match made in heaven.

One of the best pieces of advice I was given when I started reloading was use European powders as you are more likely to have a constant supply. With the powder shortages a few years back and now REACH banning a lot of US powders turns out that was very good advice.
What is the lightest bullet you can shoot in a 1.8 twist ,and the heaviest in a 1.12 ,.223.
Hope you don't mind me extending this post.
 

Colin G

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I use 55 grn blitz kings in mine sat on varget powder to very good effect in my 1 in 8 but varget is very hard to get hold of I would choose a powder that is easy to get hold of and my choice would be vit
 

del47

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Thanks for the info guys av ended up getting some Swiss RS40 on recommendation from my rfd will see how it works out if we get a bit fair weather to get out rain rain the now

cheers del
 
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