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Old March 16th, 2009, 08:28 PM   #1
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Accurate 2230 powder?

Anyone ever use Accurate's 2230 powder for .223rem? I bought some at a local shop recently.

Their data section on the website is pretty lacking. I'm looking for a warm load for a 16" AR15.

This will be used with Win. SR primers, 55gr Win. fmjbt and Lake City Brass.

If you've loaded this powder before, I'd appreciate any help.


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Old March 18th, 2009, 08:04 PM   #2
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For my 26" heavy barrel, 1 in 12" twist, bolt action I use 26.0 grains of 2230 for mv=3356fps in neck-sized R-P or WCC02 cases with 55grain fmj or soft point bullets and Remington Bench Rest primers. You probably will find 25 grains 2230 more satisfactory for your AR.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 08:54 PM   #3
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Thanks! Just what I was looking for.

I'll start a little low to err on the side of caution.


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Old March 18th, 2009, 09:13 PM   #4
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If you google in Accurate data powder, there's a webb site, where their reloading data is, for all calibers it can be loaded in. Not only 2230, but all the powders they make.
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I recently found this on another site, when I was searching for loading data for Ramshot TAC powder. It gives Sierra's loads and muzzle velocities for a variety of bullet weights and powder charges, out of a a 20" Colt AR-15.

55 grain bullets are on page 6 (labeled p. 218)... AA2230 is one of the powders listed.

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Old March 18th, 2009, 11:49 PM   #6
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I recently found this on another site, when I was searching for loading data for Ramshot TAC powder. It gives Sierra's loads and muzzle velocities for a variety of bullet weights and powder charges, out of a a 20" Colt AR-15.

55 grain bullets are on page 6 (labeled p. 218)... AA2230 is one of the powders listed.

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Have you loaded and shot any of that powder yet. I just ran out of it I was loading a Sierra 52 Grain Match King HPBT bullet with it in a Win case and CCI primmer and has been the most accurate I have shot yet in my AR.


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Anyone ever use Accurate's 2230 powder for .223rem? I bought some at a local shop recently.

Their data section on the website is pretty lacking. I'm looking for a warm load for a 16" AR15.

This will be used with Win. SR primers, 55gr Win. fmjbt and Lake City Brass.

If you've loaded this powder before, I'd appreciate any help.
Here is some data:
http://www.handloads.com/loaddata/de...Powder&Source=

Think there is one load

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Old March 28th, 2010, 02:04 PM   #9
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Have you loaded and shot any of that powder yet. I just ran out of it I was loading a Sierra 52 Grain Match King HPBT bullet with it in a Win case and CCI primmer and has been the most accurate I have shot yet in my AR.
Not for a while. From what I remember, it shot pretty good. I'll have to check back in my notes. I do remember at the time, I was really trying to develop an accurate load with Varget + my 16" AR, which was an epic fail and waste of componenets.

I still have 1/4 bottle of 2230 left and would like to try again at some more accurate loads. It is easier to aquire 2230 than getting hold of H335, which is my first choice. They are pretty similar and both are nice to meter.
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Not for a while. From what I remember, it shot pretty good. I'll have to check back in my notes. I do remember at the time, I was really trying to develop an accurate load with Varget + my 16" AR, which was an epic fail and waste of components.

I still have 1/4 bottle of 2230 left and would like to try again at some more accurate loads. It is easier to acquire 2230 than getting hold of H335, which is my first choice. They are pretty similar and both are nice to meter.
Like I said I do like the powder it made the best loads for my Mini 14 and is the leader for now in my AR. The only thing I don't like about it is that it's kinda dirty witch sucks for a AR's action.

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