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Benchmark Powder #7182836
05/29/18 07:06 PM
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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.







Re: Benchmark Powder [Re: DLALLDER] #7182838
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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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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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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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A 50-grain V-Max over 26.5 grains of Benchmark works well for me.


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Re: Benchmark Powder [Re: DLALLDER] #7183312
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Benchmark is certainly in my top 5 favorite powders for 223 with Bullets weighing under 65gr.
N133 is tops.


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Using 22.8 gr with the 64gr BSB


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