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Old May 15th, 2013, 12:43 AM   #1
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Who here has used IMR 4007 SSC?

I bought a one pound bottle of this today. The guy at Cabela's said it was a great powder for .308.

IMR and Winchester are both owned by Hodgdon. I like their Title Group pistol powder a lot.

I was looking for some Hodgdon's Varget powder, but I was lucky to find what I did. So, does anyone else out there use this IMR powder? It says it's new.

I'd appreciate any information you could provide me.

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Hodgdon's website has load data for .308 using that powder for 150-200 gr. bullets. Hope this helps. For me, I always like the powder mfg. data, it's seems very reliable.
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Hodgdon's website has load data for .308 using that powder for 150-200 gr. bullets. Hope this helps. For me, I always like the powder mfg. data, it's seems very reliable.
Thanks, I checked it out. Looks like I'm covered for my .308. I've got 165g and 168 Sierra MatchKing bullets. I'm still looking for .223 bullets, but I had planned to use 55 to 65g bullets. The IMR 4007 SSC will work for .223, but looks like only for 75 - 80g bullets. Maybe I'll try some, if I find bullets that weight.

Looks like for my purposes, the IMR 4064 would be about perfect. Now to find some.

Oh well, I just got a reminder from Midway this morning telling me my .223 dies are still on backorder and are passed the expected by date.

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I don't have a .308 but I do us IMR4007 in 7-08,22-250,and 338-06.
Works great.
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Re: Who here has used IMR 4007 SSC?

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I don't have a .308 but I do us IMR4007 in 7-08,22-250,and 338-06.
Works great.
Thanks, that's good to know. Now if I can find some primers..
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Hi

I have a 7400 in 30/06 that loves 4007 with 180gr Hornady bullets.
Also very useful in 22/250 with 52gr bullets.

I've tried it other applications but wasn't all that great.
Never know until you try it..
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Just be sure you have a fast enough twist for that heavy of a bullet in .223 if you do go that route, it might lead to disappointment if you have keyholing or accuracy issues! Around here the heavier bullets are easier to find because most don't have a rifle that shoots them well.
I know several who are quite happy with that powder in hunting loads, but it can be hard to find around here.
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i use varget for 308 and 223, but my 300wsm loves 4007ssc
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Just be sure you have a fast enough twist for that heavy of a bullet in .223 if you do go that route, it might lead to disappointment if you have keyholing or accuracy issues! Around here the heavier bullets are easier to find because most don't have a rifle that shoots them well.
I know several who are quite happy with that powder in hunting loads, but it can be hard to find around here.
I'm probably just going to use the 4007 in the .308. My AR has a 1:9 twist, which I think is quick enough. But I'd still like to get a powder better suited to the .223.
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i use varget for 308 and 223, but my 300wsm loves 4007ssc
Varget is what I'd like to get IF I can ever find any!
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Where's 4007 fall on the burn rate chart?...

Probably in place where it is surrounded by powders that have been available for years and years and will do the same thing...

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Where's 4007 fall on the burn rate chart?...

Probably in place where it is surrounded by powders that have been available for years and years and will do the same thing...

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It's about number 100 in the burn rate chart. I checked it a few days ago. It's right there around Varget, which was my preference when I found this. Haven't been able to find any Varget.
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Thanks, I checked it out. Looks like I'm covered for my .308. I've got 165g and 168 Sierra MatchKing bullets. I'm still looking for .223 bullets, but I had planned to use 55 to 65g bullets. The IMR 4007 SSC will work for .223, but looks like only for 75 - 80g bullets. Maybe I'll try some, if I find bullets that weight.

Looks like for my purposes, the IMR 4064 would be about perfect. Now to find some.

Oh well, I just got a reminder from Midway this morning telling me my .223 dies are still on backorder and are passed the expected by date.
What about Hodgdon's CFE 223? Hodgdon's annual reloading manual has an excellant article on it.

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Whar about Hodgdon's CFE 223? Hodgdon's annual reloading manual has an excellant article on it.
I've heard good things about it, but haven't found any. I also want to avoid the hazmat fee for buying powder or primers online. It pretty much doubles the cost of a pound of powder and don't want to buy bulk without having tried it first.

Last week I was able to score a bottle of IMR 4320, which is supposed to be pretty comparable to Hodgdon's Varget, my Holy Grail powder.
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Not sure if you've called Bruno's Shooting Supply...623-587-7641.
They show Benchmark and BLC2 in stock and those are both great powders for .223, especially in AR type rifles. They burn clean with good velocity and no compressed loads.
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