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SanQ
01-17-2008, 01:52 AM
what powder would be good in a 16" barrel 223 bolt rifle.

thanks

DaRealViper
01-17-2008, 04:48 AM
Standard reply this should be in the factory forum.

Try Hodgdon H322 in shorter barrels faster powders usually work better.
Vihta Vouri N133 is another powder that you should consider.

MARKS
01-17-2008, 08:02 AM
H335 and CCI 450 primers have worked in every 223 I have owned.

Mark

Dusty Stevens
01-17-2008, 09:04 AM
I like 2015br in my AR with 16" barrel

333smitty
01-17-2008, 04:56 PM
I have had a some success with IMR 4198......Vic

harrison
01-17-2008, 07:36 PM
You did not say what bullet weight. I have had good luck/velocity with H335 and Accurate 2015 with 50-62 gr. bullets, in my 16". For 69-77 gr., you might want to try H4895, Varget, or VV 140.
Bob