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I got a pound of CFE 223. Anybody tried CFE223 yet?

Post by EdgarEg on Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:41 pm

I got a pound of CFE 223. Anybody tried CFE223 yet?
I got a pound of CFE 223.
http://www.hodgdon.com/new_prod.html
http://www.hodgdon.com/rifle.html

Supposed to clean your barrel. The last time I was at the 10Ring they were out of it but they had some this time.

Anybody tried it yet?

It looks a lot like BL-C2 to me. And it smells like BL-C2. And I weighted some of it and it seems to weight like BL-C2.


I notice that the recipes given on the Hodgdon website http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp say you can put in about one more grain of CFE 233 than BL-C2 in the lighter bullets for .223 Remington. But the recipes call for CFE 223 and BL-C2 to use the same charge weight for heavier bullets for .223 Remington.

Lee publishes what the densities of powders are here: http://leeprecision.com/cgi-data/instruct/VMD.pdf but I could not find that for CFE 223. Anybody been able to find that?

Anybody tried CFE 223 yet?



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Post by nicholst55 on Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:36 am

It's on my list for after I get back to the States and get set up. It definitely sounds interesting.
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Post by RemMan700 on Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:29 pm

I want to try it. I would like to know what is in it that cleans the barrel and will that chemical have any adverse affects on the barrel over time.
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Post by hawcer on Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:02 pm

If it somehow cleans the barrel, does it clean out the gas system as well?

Or is it just a cleaner burning powder so that the barrel requires less cleaning?

If I come across some...I might have to give it a try. I'd like to see how it compares with the Varget I use as my goto powder in my 223's(cleanness and accuracy)

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Post by scorge30 on Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:23 pm

It is on my powder to try one of these days list.

I use a lot of H332 & H335 in my .223/.223 AI/5.56 NATO. My standard load for SS109 clone and for 55 gr plinking is H335.

I also use some AA2230 and AA2015 for .223 AI but I just started working loads for these two powders in my .223 AI.
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Post by RemMan700 on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:43 pm

It is supposed to remove copper fouling each shot.
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Post by fletch_medic on Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:20 am

Hmmm.... Clean my gun the old fashion way Sad , or clean it the new way ar15 Decisions, decisions.
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Post by hawcer on Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:22 am

fletch_medic wrote:Hmmm.... Clean my gun the old fashion way Sad , or clean it the new way ar15 Decisions, decisions.
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Post by RemMan700 on Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:27 am

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Post by EdgarEg on Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:25 pm

On the burn rate chart CFE223 is at 103 right next to BL-C(2).

http://www.hodgdon.com/burn-rate.html

http://www.hodgdon.com/PDF/Burn%20Rates_121211.pdf


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Post by fla9-40 on Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:26 am

My .223 Savage LOVES this stuff! I did some testing @ 100yrds first I started the test with upping the charge by .5grs through the whole load range and found my gun loves 25.0gr then I did the test of all loaded with the same charge and playing with the bullet jump and my gun liked it .030 off the lands.....shot a .700 MOA Here is the target....

Added Later: I did find that the cleaning after a day at the range did not take as long, just was not that dirty!



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