I have also used H322 with great results in the 14" .223. The bullets that I used most often were Sierra 52,53 gr match. Tried some Remington match primers and they worked very well. Also Federal match primers.
I have tried many powders in the 223 but I have three that I keep going back to. My favorites in order are Benchmark (great velocities and accuracy), bluedot (ok velocity but no recoil with great accuracy) and H4895 (great accuracy but not quite as good velocities as Benchmark).
Benchmark has quickly become my favorite 223 powder as it gives me 3200 fps with 40 grainers and .5-.75 in 5 shot groups. I have gotten my very best accuarcy with Sierra 52 BTHP match and 53 HP match, .5's. Also do well with 40 Nosler BT. Primers I start with rem 7 1/2's and then experiment from there if needed. For my true accuracy loads I use cases that are weight sorted and neck turned, don't know if it really helps but it makes me feel better.
I agree with poncaguy for factory loads. The Win white box 45gr gives me better than 1" at 100 yds. I have tried a few other factory loads and they don't compare. I still like my Varget loads (see above) for single hole accuracy. (JMHO)
Got a box of Barnes 40gr Varminators to try. Loaded up two sets of BL-C(2) loads to test. One set in my CZ Carbine and one in my T/C 14" 223. Hoping for the big double of a dual load, probably not possible.
Tell me about Benchmark! I've been seein' it alot for 223 and even 204 loads. How much for a 40 gr in a T/C.
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I am new to this website but have been a BIG TC fan for years.
When I was hunting prairie dogs in Eastern New Mexico a few years ago.
I found a load that would put five rounds into an inch and a half at two hundred yards.
14.5 grains of 2400 and a 40 grain bullet stopped pairie dogs and coyotes in their tracks.
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