XBR in the 223 is a winner

Discussion in 'Small Stuff--22s, 20s, and 17s' started by ab_bentley, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. ab_bentley

    ab_bentley I fix stuff, sometimes.... Silver $$ Contributor

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    Tried a new load out with XBR8208, I think it will do.

    LC13 case, Federal GMM primer, 75gr Amax, X-Caliber 3 groove 1-8"t barrel. The two big blobs are 300WM with SSTs.

    Adam
     
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  2. stacy

    stacy 2 TIMOTHY 2 VERSE 15 Silver $$ Contributor

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    GOT ME ONE OF THOSE X-CALIBERS ON THE WAY IN A 7 TW FOR A 223 ACKLEY
     
  3. CharlieNC

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    Good load. I like CFE223 too for long range velocity with accuracy.
     
  4. LitLBoy

    LitLBoy Silver $$ Contributor

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    Adam
    Where you at about 25 gr.?
    LitLboy
     
  5. raptor1ronin

    raptor1ronin Silver $$ Contributor

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    +1 I love 8208 XBR with 80VLD's its hands down flat out awesome!
     
  6. Mozella

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    Out of my best 20 five-shot groups in my F/TR rifle using 80gr VLDs, three are with IMR 8208 XBR; however, 13 of them are with Vihtavuori N-140. The VV also shoots best with a MV of about 150fps faster than the XBR. So, even though 8208 XBR is my favorite powder and shoots best of any powder in my Howa 1500 .223 "fun" rifle, I use the VV N-140 for competition.
     
  7. FN in MT

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    Shooting 80 gr A Max in a .223 AI, 24.9 grs of 8208XBR, CCI450 nets me an even 2900 fps with generally an ES of 8-10 fps. Very accurate in my 700 bolt gun. I'd bet many shoot the 80's faster and hotter in the AI but 24.9 seems to be a node for my gun.

    In the std .223 8208 works pretty nicely as well with 68/69 and 75/77 loads.
     

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