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# CFE223

Toolfogie
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I would like to try this powder but there is very little load data out there. Anyone using it?

I want to load 55gr and 62gr 223 FBJBT for my ARs, one has a 1/9 twist and the other is 1/8.

Anyone have load data and also, what COAL are you using?

Thanks,

Gary

I want to load 55gr and 62gr 223 FBJBT for my ARs, one has a 1/9 twist and the other is 1/8.

Anyone have load data and also, what COAL are you using?

Thanks,

Gary

## Comments

9,538✭✭✭1,254✭✭That plus they only list a couple loads. There must be more info available somewhere but I'll be darned if I can find it.

9,538✭✭✭10,969.050 longer OAL will lower their stated pressure a little.

10,933✭✭✭✭This is the data from Hodgdon's website which gives you a range from start to the upper end of the pressure range. New powders often require us as reloaders to work up new data from the start loads and stopping when we reach maximum loads or the best accuracy node. Each rifle is different so what works for one shooter may not be the best for another.

40 GR. NOS BT Hodgdon CFE 223 .224" 2.280" 27.5 3457 40,600 PSI 29.0 3667 48,200 PSI

45 GR. SIE SP Hodgdon CFE 223 .224" 2.240" 27.5 3358 40,800 PSI 29.0 3536 47,200 PSI

50 GR. SPR SP Hodgdon CFE 223 .224" 2.210" 27.0 3241 41,500 PSI 28.5 3505 53,600 PSI

53 GR. SIE HP Hodgdon CFE 223 .224" 2.200" 27.0 3245 45,900 PSI 28.5 3415 52,900 PSI

55 GR. BAR TSX FB Hodgdon CFE 223 .224" 2.180" 24.7 3065 44,600 PSI 27.4 3317 54,000 PSI

55 GR. SPR SP Hodgdon CFE 223 .224" 2.200" 26.0 3133 43,300 PSI 27.8 3329 51,300 PSI

60 GR. HDY V-MAX Hodgdon CFE 223 .224" 2.250" 25.0 3007 46,000 PSI 26.7 3176 53,400 PSI

63 GR. SIE SP Hodgdon CFE 223 .224" 2.200" 25.0 2957 46,300 PSI 26.4 3113 53,500 PSI

69 GR. SIE HPBT Hodgdon CFE 223 .224" 2.235" 23.5 2788 43,800 PSI 25.8 3029 54,600 PSI

70 GR. SPR SP Hodgdon CFE 223 .224" 2.140" 23.0 2719 45,600 PSI 24.7 2900 53,800 PSI

75 GR. JLK VLD Hodgdon CFE 223 .224" 2.250" 23.0 2680 45,200 PSI 25.0 2876 54,400 PSI

77 GR. SIE HPBT Hodgdon CFE 223 .224" 2.260" 22.5 2627 45,400 PSI 24.3 2811 53,500 PSI

80 GR. SIE MK Hodgdon CFE 223 .224" 2.550" 23.0 2638 46,700 PSI 24.4 2785 53,600 PSI

90 GR. SIE HPBT Hodgdon CFE 223 .224" 2.380" 21.0 2391 45,900 PSI 22.8 2554 53,500 PSI

Best.

2,987✭in one 20 shot group, i got 17 rounds in a 2" bull @ 100 yds., 9 in a 10 shot group and 5 of 5 in a 1 3/4ths inch bull.

your results may vary !!

15,203✭✭✭✭for my AR-15/M4 type rifle with a hammer forged 16", 1-7 twist barrel, i use 26.5 Gr. CFE223, CCI 400 primer and Hornady's 55 Gr. FMJBT bullet.

in one 20 shot group, i got 17 rounds in a 2" bull @ 100 yds., 9 in a 10 shot group and 5 of 5 in a 1 3/4ths inch bull.

your results may vary !!

A 55 grain bullet is pretty light for that 1/7 twist. I'll bet if you used a heavier bullet, say 70 or 75 grains, your groups would tighten up even more.