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I made two different loads today. First one with Sierra 69 gr HPBT and second with Hornady 68 gr HPBT. My experienced bullet maker/supplier recommended AA 2460 over 2330. I wanted Varget but he was out.
Anyone here like this combination?
Guess I'll find out tomorrow if my gun likes them when I shoot these.
 

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Sr40ken, 1 MOA out of a Mini sounds really good. Better than my chrome lined 16" barrel will do which was the reason I got the 20" Rock River barrrel.

I feel like a dunce. I found a powder (2460) that meters like water and gets one ragged hole in my gun and then I try something else? I did find a very nice accurate Varget load but it takes much longer to make as each charge has to be trickeled.
 

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Varget is great, but...

Have had a love-hate relationship with Varget, which is pretty common for .223 users. It's accurate, but it's very bulky and with 55 grain bullets, it fills the entire case with higher charges, often prohibiting proper bullet seating, even with a drop tube. For heavier bullets using lower charge weights, it works terrific. It's certainly not a powder for progressives. H335 is fantastic, but I'm not a big fan of ball powders for a number of reasons, so I've lately started working with Benchmark and Reloder 10-X with very promising results. I just glass bedded my Mini-14, so I'll be trying some loads in it tomorrow.
 
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