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#7182836 - 05/29/18 02:06 PM Benchmark Powder
DLALLDER Online   content
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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.
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#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.
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#7182998 - 05/29/18 04:52 PM Re: Benchmark Powder [Re: DLALLDER]
mulish Offline
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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 .

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#7183051 - 05/29/18 05:49 PM Re: Benchmark Powder [Re: mulish]
pdog2062 Offline
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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
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#7183058 - 05/29/18 05:56 PM Re: Benchmark Powder [Re: DLALLDER]
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Registered: 11/11/07
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Loc: Wise Co.
A 50-grain V-Max over 26.5 grains of Benchmark works well for me.
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#7183312 - 05/29/18 10:28 PM Re: Benchmark Powder [Re: DLALLDER]
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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.
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#7183629 - 05/30/18 10:02 AM Re: Benchmark Powder [Re: DLALLDER]
Bbear Offline
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Registered: 11/24/13
Posts: 931
Loc: West Texas
Using 22.8 gr with the 64gr BSB
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