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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:01 PM

Cant find the load data in any books using imr 4198 :/ anyone have the load data. They aren't open today and I have 25 cases fully prepped. Need the Min - max load using IMR4198And the COAL. Anyone have this info handy?

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 04:10 PM

My Barnes Reloading Manual Number 4 shows no data for IMR 4198 for the 53 gr TSX FB bullet in 223 Remington.It does show data for powders, XMR 2015, X-Terminator, BL-C(2), TAC, H4895 and Varget. The C.O.A.L. for all of these powders with the 53 gr TSX FB is 2.200".I checked out Hodgdon's web-site and they didn't have any Barnes 53 gr TSX FB data.On Hodgdon's web-site for the SIE 53 gr HP they show a minimum load of 19.0 gr of IMR-4198 and a maximum load of 21.4 gr of IMR-4198, it also shows a C.O.A.L. of 2.200".Since the Barnes 53 gr TSX is much longer than the Sie 53 gr HP I would start at the minimum load of 19.0 grains of IMR-4198.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 05:38 PM

I never had any great success with 4198 in 204 or 223. Prolly the reason I stll have over a half a Jar on the bench. Good luck with the loads and keep us posted.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 06:45 PM

All ive been using is the IMR 4098 with my rem 700 sps varmint it seems to work great with 52 or 53 grain sierra bthp match rounds. Dont remember if they were 52 or 53. The vmax 50 grain FB bullets with 20.5 they do dimes at 100. I had the load written down but I moved and dont know where the paper went. :/ Gonna have to call back tomorrow or monday and see what they recommend. If I remember correctly it was 19.0 starting and 22.0 max. But I want to make sure before I even think of loading it. For safety reasons.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 07:53 PM

Good luck with your loads., I prefer H335 for my uses. Look forward to your load developement.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 09:26 PM

I'm gonna give another powder in a bit. right now I have no issues using 4198. Gun seems to like it. I haven't tried anything else though. I would like to when I get some extra time and money. Next purchase is the RCBS reloaders case prep center

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:25 PM

What is the twist recommendation for those bullets? I tried a few that a buddy had given me in my 22-250 with a 14 inch twist and they would not quite stabilize.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:14 PM

Barnes recommends a 1-12" twist or faster for the 53 gr TSX FB bullet.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 07:10 PM

It recommends a 1:12 or faster. My rem 700 sps varmint is 1:12. So I think it should work just fine. Once I get the load info this will be what I would use for pig.I am also eying the winchester razorback xt bullets in 223. They are 64 grain lead free and from what I've been reading are pig slayers. But at 64 grains I dont think my Rem 700 would like it with a 1:12 twist. Might have to put them in the AR.Ok so I called barnes and they gave me the best starting and max loads for imr 4198.19.0-20.4 is what they recommend with a COAL of 2.200I also got the load for 130 grain .308 barnes tipped tsx bt rounds I'm going to be loading for my friend. And they recommend varget powder. 47.5 - 52.0 an da COAL of 2.810. These will be our pig rounds. All lead free and kind of expensive for a box of 50 for .224 its 29.99.Loaded up 25 for me to test at the range this sunday. And I'm waiting for my friend to get the 308 dies and powder so I can load some other ammo for him to shoot out of his new 308. It only has about 80 rounds through the barrel at the moment.




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