Hodgdon CFE 223
Hodgdon CFE 223 Smokeless Gun Powder
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Hodgdon CFE 223 Smokeless Gun Powder


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Hodgdon CFE 223 Overview

This revolutionary, spherical powder(Hodgdon CFE 223 ) introduced by Hodgdon in January of 2012. This extremely versatile rifle propellant developed as a copper fouling deterrent as it incorporates in its formula CFE or Copper Fouling Eraser, an ingredient initially used by the military.

The resulting powder produces longer periods of consistent accuracy with less barrel cleaning required for many popular cartridges such as the 223 Remington, 22-250 Remington, and 308 Winchester. This powder is ideal for the Match, Varmint, and AR shooters.

Important Information:

  • Do not exceed the loads displayed in the reloaders guide.
  • Never mix any two powders regardless of type, brand, or source.
  • Never substitute any smokeless powder for Black Powder or any Black Powder substitute.
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FAQ On Hodgdon CFE 223

  • What is Hodgdon CFE 223 good for?

Hodgdon’s CFE 223 is amazingly versatile. Being able to use it in many different rifle cartridges makes it very useful for the handloader. It’s also formulated to reduce or eliminate copper jacket fouling, a big advantage for high-volume shooters.

  • Is CFE 223 accurate?

CFE-223. One of the most accurate and versatile rifle powders available. 5.56 7.62×51, 30-30. The big three of rifle cartridges love this powder and velocities are among the highest you can attain.

  • Is CFE 223 temp sensitive?

CFE 223: This powder had moderately high temperature sensitivity between 64°F and 129°F with 77 grain bullets. However, it showed more stable velocity performance between 34°F and 64°F. It was not evaluated with 55 grain bullets.

  • Which accurate powder for 223?

Accurate 2230 is a fast burning, double-base, spherical rifle propellant. This versatile powder was designed around the 223 Remington, but can be used in many small and medium caliber cartridges including the 308 Winchester. 223 also works well in big bore straight wall cartridges such as the 458 Winchester.

  • What is the cleanest burning reloading powder?

Vihtavuori powders have a reputation for being some of the cleanest burning powders available. Many competitive shooters use them for that reason, in addition to fulfilling their other needs. The other thing Vihtavuori powders are known for is their accuracy.

  • What is the slowest burning powder?

AAC-8700 is surely the safest and slowest, while DuPont IMR-7828 produces higher velocities without the loading density problem. We rated these slow-burning powders by their burning time.

FAQ On Smokeless Powder

  • What is smokeless gunpowder called?

Smokeless powder is the name given to a number of propellants used in firearms and artillery which produce negligible smoke when fired, unlike the older (Gunpowder) black powder which they replaced. Types of smokeless powder include Cordite, Ballistite and, historically, Poudre B.

  • What is the advantages of smokeless powder?

Nitrocellulose propellants produce much less smoke and flash than black powder and deliver much more mechanical work per unit of weight. The other advantages of smokeless powder are its improved stability in storage, its reduced erosive effects on gun bores, and the improved control obtainable over its rate of burning.

  • Can wet gunpowder still explode?

However, if suitably compacted (to give good propagation to the shock wave) and given a powerful booster to start it, high-nitrogen nitrocellulose can also be detonated as a high explosive. This reaction can occur even if soaking wet and fully submerged.

  • Does smokeless powder need oxygen?

Oxygen from the air is not necessary for the combustion of smokeless powders since they contain sufficient built-in oxygen to burn completely, even in an enclosed space such as the chamber of a firearm. In effect, ignition occurs when the powder granules are heated above their ignition temperature.

  • How much smokeless powder can I ship?

Quantities, in shipping containers approved by the U.S.D.O.T., of not more than twenty (20) pounds of smokeless powder or not more than five (5) pounds of black sporting powder (or any combination thereof) may be transported in a private passenger vehicle without a permit.

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