None of the listed loads use any sort of case “filler,” even with very small charges of powder, because I’ve never found a need for fillers, even with the .416 load. America's number one choice for clay target loads and now, 50 percent cleaner. : 15.55 mms Cartridge O.A.L. Min Charge Max Charge Optimal Charge Bullet Make Bullet Type Min. Sweet .270 AO 3-9×40. GLAD TO SEE YOU HERE. And I have 8 pounds of promo I bought when I couldn't find any pistol powder. We do not have tested load data for the X-treme bullet line. After some research I was able to find some printed data. In fact, Vista Outdoor’s Reloading + Reloading Accessories catalog (RCBS, Alliant Powder, Speer Bullets and CCI) includes Red Dot jacketed bullet loads for only the .44 S&W Special, .45 Auto and .45 Colt. $27.95. The .223 caliber has evolved from the battlefield AR-15 platform to popular sporting use in varmint and predator hunting, match competition, and all-around plinking fun. to Max. John Haviland / Wolfe Publishing 12/5/2019 . I have some H4895, I know some people use it. 6.5-4.518X40AOWR-0 $ 89.99. 50 grain Sierra SMP 5. red dot powder for 38 special, reloading data for .38 special snub nose, reloading data for 38 special red dot powder. Also nothing listed on page 47, Centerfire Rifle Reloading Data. At first the dismal accuracy was thought to be due to the powder settling every which way in the magnum cases, resulting in wide swings in velocity. Compare Compare Now. handloads, and faster-burning powders like HP38 and Trail Boss can be used for low-velocity specialty loads. $31.99 . A few weeks ago I started a post on reduced loads for 223 Remington. In this age of ever-increasing propellant specialization, it’s nice to have a powder that works in a broad range of rifle and handgun cartridges and shotshells. 5 Hodgdon TITEWAD 55 Alliant 410 105 Hodgdon CFE 223 6 Ramshot Competition 56 Alliant 2400 106 Hodgdon LEVEREVOLUTION 7 Alliant Red Dot 57 Ramshot Enforcer 107 Hodgdon H380 8 Alliant Promo 58 Accurate Arms No.9 108 Ramshot Big Game 9 Hodgdon CLAYS 59 Accurate Arms 4100 109 VihtaVuori N540 10 IMR Co IMR RED 60 Alliant Steel 110 Winchester 760 Its accurate and shoots well. Burning all that Red Dot over the years has taught me there is no reason to use heavier charges of other powders for practice and small-game hunting with a handgun or rifle. Probably the best-known application is described in “The Load,” an article by C.E. It meters extremely well, and its double base provides consistent ignition and performance across a range of temperature and humidity extremes. As it happens, there are good reasons for this. add to cart. Where is the best place to start? Just looked up 223 Rem. The Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook lists Red Dot loads for for nearly every rifle and handgun cartridge included in the manual. Red dot sights are, however, seldom encountered on hunting rifles, rimfire or centerfire. Similar formulas from the Hodgdon website also work for H4895 and Trail Boss. Walkalong, Dec 7, 2011 #6. 11 FS Accurate No. Principal Purpose: Light and standard 12 ga. target loads Secondary Uses: Handgun loads Remarks: The number one premium clay target powder, now 50 percent cleaner. I would like to know for .223 and 300 blackout. 5.0 grains of Red Dot make an easy-recoiling load for the .44 Special. I'm just as happy not … What you and I are doing is living proof you don't need to buy a different powder for each caliber. The number one premium clay target powder, now 50 percent cleaner. It was the first powder I loaded with cast bullets in the 7mm Remington Magnum – I could have thrown the bullets better than the rifle shot them. 52 grain Sierra Boat Tail Match 6. OPTIX 4-12×40. and CUPS pressure runs around 41K. The propellant is specifically formulated for progressive loading. It also works as a full-power powder in some cartridges, especially for lighter bullets in the .223 Remington.) The only other 'shot shell' powders I've tried for pistol reloading (besides Unique) was Herco and Blue Dot, and I really didn't much care for it. Alliant Red Dot Smokeless Powder (1 lb.) Sweet .22 SP 3-9×40 Kit With Red Dot. The same goes for a lightweight Smith & Wesson 329PD .44 Remington Magnum. Natchez has them at the best prices. We have all of the major manufacturers in the quantities and types that you want and need. Reloading for the .223 is easy and there are a number of great powder choices. Every day, Reloading Unlimited works tirelessly to be your go-to reloading components and reloading supplies company. Temporarily Sold Out. Data begins with 2400. Hodgdon CFE 223 - 8 lb Item POWHCFE8. Compare Compare Now. Red Dot was originally intended as a shotshell powder for ⅞- to 1⅛-ounce target and field loads in the 12 gauge. It occupies more powder space in typical charges than common "reduced load" rifle powders, such as #2400, IMR4227, IMR4198 or RL-7. You would not use this powder to do anything high pressure or high velocity. Red Dot’s another fine reduced-load powder. I use lots of Alliant 2400,Red Dot and Bullseye in all my rifle cartridges but I'm not familiar with any Red Dot loads for the .223 using jacketed bullets but there are several listed load in the Lyman Cast manual using 55 gr. load is between 5.6 and 9.0 grs. In this age of ever-increasing propellant specialization, it’s nice to have a powder that works in a broad range of rifle and handgun cartridges and shotshells. Quick View. Quick View. Velocity was 1,285 fps from the 24-inch barrel of a Winchester Model 94 Legacy and extreme velocity spread was a low 18 fps. Another advantage to using them is they are easy to ignite. HS4-12X40TB-01 $ 89.99. Reloading Supplies and Equipment. I started with some FC once fired range brass. We suggest that you … 45 grain Sierra SP 4. Alliant Powder's Power Pro 1200-R is made for high-volume shooters who burn through .223 ammunition at the range. I've used as much as 4.4 gr. The Micro Red Dot sight stands out through its motion-activation feature; it will automatically turn on when you pick up the rifle and shut down after 8 hours of standby. Powder (366) RELOADING (2) Caliber Diameter. The propellant is specifically formulated for progressive loading. It occupies more powder space in typical charges than common "reduced load" rifle powders, such as #2400, IMR4227, IMR4198 or RL-7. Our impression is simple. Harris in the 12 th edition of Handloader’s Digest. Alliant Powder - Unique 1lb. It has been on handloaders’ benches since 1932 and is a uniform, efficient and economical powder. Stock up on reloading bullets, brass and equipment from our assortment of reloading supplies for your next day at the range or hunting excursion. 1.1 OAL. Smokeless Powder. Blue Dot is used in .223 by folks. Rifle from .223 to the big .444marlin Red Dot has powered them all. It's not my favorite powder, but it works just fine. Came into a keg (pink metal) of red dot. 7 Accurate No. They can also work well on slug shooting, hunting shotguns. I used it for some rather sedate 45 Colt loads. Harris stated velocities from the .308 and .30-06 at about 1,450 fps with 200-grain cast bullets, 1,500 fps with 170-grain cast bullets and 1,600 fps with 150-grain cast bullets. Red Dot: THe Low-Cost Utility Powder Load Development. I found it to be a little dirty, but I was using powder manufactured in the 70's, some have told me that newer formulations are cleaner. Loads are listed for small cartridges such as the .22 Hornet and .218 Bee up through the .243 Winchester and 6mm Remington, .270 Winchester and .30-06. What you and I are doing is living proof you don't need to buy a different powder for each caliber. The lower bulk density of Red Dot adequately addresses my safety concerns because it makes an accidental double charge far less likely. Data begins with 2400. Measuring unsized bullets showed they were way out of round due to a misaligned mould. It... Read More. Alliant Powder's Power Pro 1200-R is made for high-volume shooters who burn through .223 ammunition at the range. Red Dot occupies more space in .308 Winchester and .30-06 cases than less bulky charges of commonly used “reduced load” rifle powders such as IMR-4198. But I don't have the time, patience, guts, or extra-guns to risk by deviating beyond published data. Click on a term to search for related topics. Like them, it also works fine as a full-charge powder for cartridges such as the .223 Remington and .308 Winchester, but it does so well with reduced charges that it’s a top choice for making smokeless rounds for black-powder rifles. Selected as the powder for U.S. Military's M118 special ball long range sniper round. "Red Dot powder is not to be used as a 9mm powder. With Red Dot’s relatively light charge weights, all that shooting is penny-wise. No hope of cycling an AR with such loads. Hodgdon CFE Blk-1 lb Only 2 grains of powder, though, gives Speer 98-grain swaged lead wadcutter bullets a velocity of 742 fps. Smokeless gunpowder for reloading from the best manufacturers. The Blue Dot loads for the .223 Remington came from Calhoon’s website: www.jamescalhoon.com. Alliant Powder - Steel 1lb. An easy rule of thumb is that no powder faster than 4198 is going to cycle an AR, regardless of load. Alliant Reloder 10X - 1 lb ... Hodgdon CFE 223 - 1 lb Item POWHCFE1. Our selection and pricing of Hodgdon Powder makes us the reloading source for powder. Loads are even included for large cartridges such as the 7mm Remington Magnum, .300 and .338 Winchester Magnums and the .375 H&H Magnum. One powder covers all my hand guns and then extends to the trap and skeet field. It meters extremely well, and its double base provides consistent ignition and performance across a range of temperature and humidity extremes. Alliant Red Dot is one such powder. Author Topic: Favorite Powder for .223 (Read 28201 times) Bozo. The filler was added onto the powder, filling to the top of the cases, and bullets were seated to compress the filler and keep the powder tight against the primer flash hole. Hodgdon ® Powder, IMR ® Powder and Winchester ® Powder expressly disclaim any and all warranties with respect to any and all products sold or distributed by them, the safety or suitability thereof, or the results obtained including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose and/or any other warranty. Since 1932, more 100 straights than any other powder. Weighed several bushings with both powders and were very close to the same wt. HOLOSUN HS403B MICRO RED DOT SIGHT (2MOA) (2nd Runner Up) Top choice for SEAL teams. Temporarily Sold Out. The powder is too fast-burning for smaller gauges. With enough experience and good sense, I'm sure a lot of non-standard powder charges are possible. Permanent Link to Product Page. I aligned the RCBS 7mm-145-SILH mould and cast another batch of bullets. Reloading powders are available to purchase in store only. Search this Thread: Advanced Search. That showed that Red Dot ignited easily and burned uniformly. There was a thread I was reading on here about red dot in .308 sub sonic and even supersonic upto 1600 fps if I recall from a week or two ago. A reloading manual will list what type of powder should be used in any given load. Right through the worst of the powder crunch I was building my stock. Re: Blue Dot loads for .223 range report I'm heavy into Red-Dot (falls in the same burn rate as Titegroup) for my pistols as you may have noticed in my testing. It is important to trust in a top quality manual when reloading. Looking for 4350 from Hodgdon, 4895 from IMR, #26 from Alliant, Accurate 2200, or Vihtavouri's 320? Load data is based on the bullet not the powder alone. Read more. (HAZMAT Fee Required) Price $89.99. 1.1LB (1) 100PK (4) 10oz (1) 12oz (3) 14oz (6) 15ft (1) 1lb (158) ... Alliant Red Dot - 4 lb Item POWARD4. A light amount of Red Dot and 200-grain bullets make mild-recoiling loads for a .44 Magnum revolver. A pound of Unique and Red Dot. I've used Red Dot in both 45 Colt and 9mm. Extreme spreads were 43 fps without filler and 42 fps with filler. Find cheapest in-stock powder reloading [GUNBOT beta] [ Log in | Sign up | Contact] Near realtime tracking of who has ammo, mags and reloading supplies in stock. View list of retailers. Currently sitting on something like 29 lbs of Red Dot and Promo. Red Dot and other flake powders have the advantage being not as likely to leak because of their construction. Suitable for all semi-automatic and bolt-action rifles; Ideal for heavy 223 and 308 match bullets; Very consistent across temperature extremes ; Power Pro ® 1200-R Smokeless double base spherical powder. Joined: Jun 23, 2005 Messages: 39. Recoil is mild. Anyone have experience with this one or something better perhaps? 35 grain Hornady V Max 2. Powders Several Hodgdon, IMR, and Winchester powders are appropriate for full-power 223 Rem. Extreme velocity spreads did not vary with the powder tight against the flash hole or loose in the case. That 14-grain load of Red Dot is close to what former NRA writer Ed Harris. Red Dot provides about as much velocity to 100-grain bullets as any other powder loaded in the .32 H&R Magnum. Switch to Hybrid Mode. I chose two of my favorite 223 Rem. A reloading manual will list what type of powder should be used in any given load. I have 223 dies on order and wanted to ask if others can provide feedback to the best powders for use on the 550B for 223/5.56. Still, for safety’s sake it’s prudent to check cases for a double charge of powder before seating bullets. Blue Dot Range Report: 223 Caliber ( Full ) Bullet Weights Tested: 1. Reloading powder (smokeless powder) is available in a wide variety of types, each designed for specific uses. Hodgdon CFE 223 Smokeless Powder - 1lb Can. 3.9 Grains. Like custom ammo loading blanks requires some experimentation. add to cart. Powder Bul Weight C.O.L. Display Modes : Linear Mode. Powder Burning Rate Chart The powders below are listed in the order of their approximate burning rate, from the quickest powder to the slowest. Favorite Powder for .223 « previous next » Print; Pages: [1] 2 Go Down. Man, good question. With 38 special cases I use either 5 X blank powder with a Styrofoam wad or 8 X Red Dot with a crimped case. With 38 special cases I use either 5 X blank powder with a Styrofoam wad or 8 X Red Dot with a crimped case. No Red Dot probably won't be the powder that gets the fastest speeds out of a rifle. with a lead 124gr bullet out of my 9mm. Then a smear of lead was noticed in the lubrication groove at the seam on sized bullets. Its kernels are round and flat and contain some flakes dyed red to identify the powder. Red Dot Target. Compare Compare Now. The are double-based powders with a high nitro content and are not sensitive to positioning in even the largest cases and do not need fillers to keep the powder near the primer. A database of .223 Remington handloads. Again, powder choices start with 2400., then RL 7, RL 10, etc. 9 MM Minor (Fast Powders) How do all these compare at ~130 Power Factor using 124 and 147 grain bullets? We have container sizes from 1 pound, 4 pounds and all the way up to 8 pounds. America's number one choice for clay target loads and now, 50 percent cleaner. The standard practice load for my Ruger Blackhawk .41 Magnum is 7 grains of Red Dot with 210-grain cast bullets. Although no manual I've found lists that powder for this caliber, I have found references on the Internet that indicate a 5 to 6 grain charge for a 55 gr bullet is acceptable. Become a Load Data member, access over 300,751 load recipies. MrOldLude Member. Thread Tools: Search this Thread: Show Printable Version. The powder also burned cleanly. Learn more », Interested in learning how to reload your own ammunition? $29.99. ALL Accurate 4100 Accurate 5744 Accurate No. Another advantage to using them is they are easy to ignite. This is a totally underrated powder for 9MM. Improved velocity and density for more efficient metering and loading; Excellent performance in heavy .223 and .308 loads; Enables reloaders to duplicate certain factory loaded ammunition cast lead bullets that will get you between 1700 and 2100 fps. Here are some results. Blue = Hodgdon Powders Yellow = IMR Standard Powders Green = IMR Enduron Powders Red = Winchester Powders 1 Norma R1 51 Alliant Blue Dot 101 HodgdonVARGET 2 Vihta Vuori N310 52 Accurate Arms No. The 9mm round has sensitive pressure parameters and Red Dot exceeds these pressures. Been loading red dot for 45+ years and have never seen a pink metal keg before. Some of the bullets were loaded with 14 grains of Red Dot, and some contained the same charge of Red Dot and Puff-Lon case filler. Like custom ammo loading blanks requires some experimentation. Red Dot is a double-based powder of about 20 percent nitroglycerine content. Remarks: Harris also had good luck with that charge of Red Dot in the .30-40 Krag, .303 British, 7.65 Argentine, .308 Winchester, 7.62x54R Russian, .30-06 and 8x57. Also nothing listed on page 47, Centerfire Rifle Reloading Data. I realize I may have to put it with a 40 gr … Click on a term to search for related topics. My Ohaus measure dispensed the following charges: Ten throws weighed from 11.1 to 11.5 grains. Double check price/quantity/caliber at the vendor's site before ordering. FWIW, I use Red Dot, Blue Dot, 4756, and others in ammo I'll shoot through a can BUT it's strictly for bolt guns. Natchez has them at the best prices. A database of .223 Remington handloads. Fill a case with 5744 to the base of a seated bullet and use 40 percent of that charge’s weight as a starting load. Again, powder choices start with 2400., then RL 7, RL 10, etc. Since 1932, more 100 straights than any other powder. Smokeless spherical medium rifle powder. Loaded some loads (light) with both powders and other than the old powder being more dirty, i saw no difference in the performance. Harris suggested a load of 13 grains of Red Dot in cases larger than the .300 Savage with bores .30-caliber and larger and using jacketed or cast bullets of normal weight for a given cartridge. add to cart. Get started now ». rifles—a CZ 527 bolt action and a Sun Devil SD-15 autoloader—to use for this report, and I built a lot of handloads to shoot in both guns. Red Dot is a double-based powder of about 20 percent nitroglycerine content. $27.95. We have all of the major manufacturers in the quantities and types that you want and need. For a bulky flake powder, it drops consistent charge weights from a powder measure. Now cleaner burning! Page 46, silhouette data shows a large blank space for the 223/Blue Dot combination. Alliant Red Dot - 8 lb Item POWARD8. Red dot sights, whether of the tube or reflex (open) type are appropriate for such purposes. recommended for a reduced-velocity and economical load for a variety of rifle cartridges. If you're happy with your results with red dot powder, an 8 pound keg will likely last you a life time. Lyman #49 has load data for two different 55 grain cast bullets using Red Dot, 700X, Green Dot, Unique, AA #9, and several other powders. Alliant RL-22 Smokeless Powder - 1lb Can. One powder covers all my hand guns and then extends to the trap and skeet field. I can shoot the .32 all day with that load’s mild recoil for less than a penny per charge of powder. The Model 94’s rear sight does not have enough elevation correction to mesh with the bullets’ trajectory, but a Nikon scope on the rifle had plenty of adjustment. The best all-around medium speed rifle powder providing excellent .223 and .308 caliber performance. Email this Page. That’s okay, because most handgun cartridges provide the most versatility when shooting swaged lead and cast lead-alloy bullets. The Hodgdon Reloading Data Center (RDC) lists 21 different powder types that can be used in the .223. Accuracy was much better with the round bullets, resulting in groups of about 1.5 inches. Product Manufacturer: Alliant Powder. Hodgdon offers more than a dozen different propellants for reloading 223/5.56 ammo. loads listed in the 2005 issue of Alliant Powder Reloaders' Guide. View the SDS Jacketed bullet velocities were about 150 fps slower. Thumbing through several shotshell reloading manuals, I found only a single one-ounce load for the 16 gauge. I would like to know for .223 and 300 blackout. I load a lighter charge of Red Dot with a plainbase cast bullet in the .30-30 Winchester. Where is the best place to start? 7 102 IMR Co IMR 4320 3 Accurate Arms Nitro 100 53 Alliant Pro Reach 103 Winchester 748 4 Alliant e3 54 Hodgdon LONGSHOT 104 Hodgdon BL-C(2) 5 Hodgdon TITEWAD 55 Alliant 410 105 Hodgdon CFE 223 … Smokeless gunpowder for reloading from the best manufacturers. Hodgdon strongly suggests only using H4895 rather than IMR4895, and apparently a few handloaders took this to mean using 60% of the maximum charge listed as a minimum charge was dangerous with IMR4895. I … At just over 1,000 fps, that combination provides just enough recoil that you know you’re shooting an authentic magnum handgun. Add to list Add to registry. John Haviland / Wolfe Publishing 12/5/2019 . $28.09. There was a thread I was reading on here about red dot in .308 sub sonic and even supersonic upto 1600 fps if I recall from a week or two ago. Page 46, silhouette data shows a large blank space for the 223/Blue Dot combination. Crimping a case with blank powder is difficult … Reloading for the .223 is easy and there are a number of great powder choices. Canister Sizes: Engineering for fast cycling, high-volume semi-automatic rifles. First it was used for shotshells but its use quickly expanded to handgun and rifle cartridges, and now I use more of the powder than ever. Out Of Stock Product Number: RED1. Junior Member; Posts: 14; Favorite Powder for .223 « on: October 29, 2008, 01:53:29 pm » What are some favorite powders for the .223. Secondary Uses: Handgun loads Temporarily Sold Out. Mark GunBot does not endorse any of the retailers or products listed. Red Dot is bulky compared to the usual rifle powders used in .30-'06-size cases. Sweet 6.5 AO. One fellow here swears by it in 6PPC cases. Alliant Red Dot is one such powder. Since 1932, more 100 straights than any other powder. Alliant Red Dot is one such powder. 40 grain Hornady Vmax 3. Promo has the same burn speed as Red Dot, but is more dense, thus requiring a smaller bushing to obtain the same charge weight. Temporarily Sold Out. Red Dot is bulky, compared to the usual rifle powders used in.30-06 size cases. SEE Remington Semi Auto Tactical Shotgun And Magnified Red Dot Sight For Ar 15 IN BEST PRICES NOW. Most reloading manuals provide few Red Dot loads for jacketed bullets. 147 Grain Hornady XTP. The Alliant powders, Red Dot, Unique, Blue Dot and 2400, all work good for reduced loads in rifle cases. Powder Bul Weight C.O.L. Compare Compare Now. Red Dot: THe Low-Cost Utility Powder Load Development. Joined: Aug 24, 2010 Messages: 429. $27.16. We offer the whole range of Alliant reloading powders with superb discounts off Recommended price! Reloading Primer. Safety first - you can view the most up to date loading data on the Alliant powder web site, just click here The .223 caliber has evolved from the battlefield AR-15 platform to popular sporting use in varmint and predator hunting, match competition, and all-around plinking fun. Not asking for specific load data only the powders that others here have successfully used. I have a couple pounds of Blue Dot sitting in my basement and was wanting to do some .223 reloading with it. I cast the bullet from an RCBS 30-150-CM mould. I started using Red Dot not long after I started handloading. rc rcmodel, Apr 29, 2009 #2. Which powder doesn't have a lot of powder blowback and burns more fully so you don't get soot or residue all over red dot or your face? Add to cart. Alliant Powder . MV. .223 Remington / 5.56x45MM.223 WSSM.224 Valkyrie.224 Weatherby.240 Weatherby Magnum.243 Winchester.243 WSSM.25 Remington.25 WSSM.250 Savage (.250-3000 Savage) ... Alliant Red Dot Smokeless Powder- 4 Lbs. Red Dot Loads. HS4.5-18X44AOIR-01 $ 119.99. Red Dot and other flake powders have the advantage being not as likely to leak because of their construction. Midsouth offers a huge selection of smokeless gun powder. Its kernels are round and flat and contain some flakes dyed red to identify the powder. Bullets cost but a few cents each and 7.0 grains of the powder provide 1,000 rounds from a pound of powder. Make sure to pick out reloading powder for your specific caliber for safe and effective use. Looking for 4350 from Hodgdon, 4895 from IMR, #26 from Alliant, Accurate 2200, or Vihtavouri's 320? Alliant Powder - Sport Pistol 1# $26.33. Flake powders in general work well with reduced loads because they are easy to ignite and take up space.