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    Anyone using CFE 223 in 30 cal reloads?

    I loaded some 175gn SMK's for a factory Remington 30/06 over the weekend. I couldnt find a load in my books or online for it so I checked several loads that used CFE and Varget in a couple calibers and made some baseline charges from that. Shoot a ladder test starting at 38.5 grains working up to 48.5 grains .5 grain at a time. Bullets were seated 10 thou into the lands with a clean barrel. None of the casings showed any signs of pressure, easy bolt lift and extraction each time. Shots were taken from supported prone at 100 yards with a 30 second cooldown between shots. Wind was not accounted for. Every shot was in a .98 inch vertical group. What have you all experienced with this powder? I figued some shots would jump around with a 10 grain difference. I havent Chronographed any yet, since I was looking for what the gun liked with the ladder test. What do you think?

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    Re: Anyone using CFE 223 in 30 cal reloads?

    Bump, interested in any data

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    Re: Anyone using CFE 223 in 30 cal reloads?

    Been loading it in multiple different recipes. All with .308 though and a couple .223.
    I have Hodgdon's newest book which is what I am using for .308 loads.
    What I can tell you is they do not list any round with 30-06 and CFE223.

    As far as data goes, in 308 I am still playing, best is not as good as the BLC2 I am using with 168 Nosler Comp. or .4moa. I am also trying 178 AMAX.

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    Re: Anyone using CFE 223 in 30 cal reloads?

    Hogdon's site has 308 data for cfe223 175 and 180 grain bullets.

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    Re: Anyone using CFE 223 in 30 cal reloads?

    Great success with my OBR and CFE223...

    Chrono data out of a 20" with 175 SMK's over 45.5 grains ( my node was between 45.0-46.0 grains)

    2666 fps
    2668 fps
    2674 fps
    2659 fps
    2664 fps

    Stuff shot clean and metered well.
    Solve problems by deleting them.

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    Re: Anyone using CFE 223 in 30 cal reloads?

    I wonder how CFE223/2000MR will do in the -06...
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    Re: Anyone using CFE 223 in 30 cal reloads?

    Originally Posted By: DCR
    Hogdon's site has 308 data for cfe223 175 and 180 grain bullets.
    He is shooting 30-06