Retired Postal and Air Force and avid reloader
I reload and shoot 9mm. 38 Spl, 357 Mag, 40 S&W, 45 ACP, 45 Colt, .223 and 30-06/M1 Garand.
We can all use more funds for the toys which always seem to keep about 2 weeks ahead of the income....I also am only reloading what I shoot; 243, 40 and 45. I want to start on 223 for my Mini-14, I just need to get the brass and powder. I haven't found a powder yet and also need to get more funds for the toys.
Give Hodgdon H335 a try. Meters great, a real good powder for the .223.We can all use more funds for the toys which always seem to keep about 2 weeks ahead of the income....
When i first started loading the 223 for the AR15 i used pretty much IMR3031 powder which is about what was used from the start. I have since moved to the Hodgdon Bl-C2 for my rifle powder. Meters very good and gives me very good performance using 55 to 68gr bullets. I load 223, 308 and 30-06 with this powder.
I started reloading .45 acp in 1979 with a Lee reloading kit using the hammer. Now I have moved Way up the food chain with the Dillon XL-650. Most of what I load is very forgiving, so the extra care that I take in QA/QC is likely unnecessary, but a job done well is it's own reward.30-06, 22-250, .338 lapua, 45 acp, 44-40, 28 gauge, 12 gauge, 10 gauge. Will soon be adding .454 casull.