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#7182836 - 05/29/18 02:06 PM Benchmark Powder
DLALLDER Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/23/05
Posts: 3327
Loc: Pittsburg, Texas
Has anyone used Benchmark in their 223? What kind of accuracy did you get at lower loads? I am going to start working up loads with some 60 grainers. I have not found a large number of loads using Benchmark.

#7182838 - 05/29/18 02:08 PM Re: Benchmark Powder [Re: DLALLDER]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 28452
Loc: Texas
I shoot 22.5 grains of benchmark with 60 grain Nosler partitions. It has always been a great shooting load for me.
It's hell eatin em live

#7182998 - 05/29/18 04:52 PM Re: Benchmark Powder [Re: DLALLDER]
mulish Offline

Registered: 04/24/11
Posts: 589
Loc: N,TX
I have been using benchmark for 5 or 6 years now on three different 223's and it works excellent.I was shooting prairie dogs in New Mexico this weekend in hundred degree weather and it is not temp sensitivity. But I was a little .

#7183051 - 05/29/18 05:49 PM Re: Benchmark Powder [Re: mulish]
pdog2062 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 42
Loc: north central Texas
I use Benchmark with almost all my 223 loads,25.5 with 50-55 grain bullets and a little bit more with 40 grain,works great
Y,all hang on I'm gonna drive closer

#7183058 - 05/29/18 05:56 PM Re: Benchmark Powder [Re: DLALLDER]
RiverRider Offline
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Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 8223
Loc: Wise Co.
A 50-grain V-Max over 26.5 grains of Benchmark works well for me.

I'm here to give and receive knowledge, not affirmation or adoration. If you don't like it, mierda dura. Intellectual honesty is not for fragile egos.

#7183312 - 05/29/18 10:28 PM Re: Benchmark Powder [Re: DLALLDER]
DStroud Online   content
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Registered: 11/02/11
Posts: 1840
Loc: In the Right lane
Benchmark is certainly in my top 5 favorite powders for 223 with Bullets weighing under 65gr.
N133 is tops.
"Anyone taking up handloading necessarily plays with unknown factors and takes chances. But so does anyone who drives a car,goes to a cocktail party,eats in a restaurant,or gets married."

Jack O'Connor 1963

#7183629 - 05/30/18 10:02 AM Re: Benchmark Powder [Re: DLALLDER]
Bbear Offline

Registered: 11/24/13
Posts: 931
Loc: West Texas
Using 22.8 gr with the 64gr BSB

Pay it forward - Kids are the future.

Rifles are similar to boats and young women...there's no end to how much money you can pour into them without making them any more useful.


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