Being still very new to metallic reloading I hope not to offend anyone with what may appear to be silly questions. I have been reloading my 223 using benchmark and 8208xbr. I have observed that these two powders appear to leave quite a bit less carbon residue in the barrel, based on the color of the patches, when I clean the gun compared to whatever Black Hills and Ultramax put in their re-manufactured stuff, which shoots quite good for me. I am looking into trying H4895 in my 223 as well and was curious as to what people have found residue and performance wise with it compared to benchmark and 8208xbr. I am mainly shooting 50 grain bullets, also have some 55's, 60's and some 53 grain v-max I am looking to try. Thanks!!!