This is one of our top picks for heavier bullets in 5.56.
We threw in some other powders for direct velocity comparisons. These are variable 6 and 7 round strings, not 5 rounds. Most are 6 rounds. A few sight in and sight adjusted rounds on first shots, marked.
Good performance. This is 50 yards.
Faxon is using a Crimson Trace 1x8 LPVO. The dot is pretty large, so precision aiming at 50 yards, I would call not super easy, but good enough for about .2MOA deviation.
The WOA is using a Bushnell 24x scope, and can achieve more precise aiming point.
Human error for me is narrow, around .1MOA, as the shots and holds are very steady and secured.
Notice Hodgdon website says maximum using this type of bullet is 22.6Compressed. As you can see, 23.3 is 2800+ FPS and super hot, probably beyond 60K PSI. My guess is that a little under 22.5 is probably near 55k psi range. Another popular youtube site tried to do Nato load clones and stopped at 22.8 whcih was for him, around 2770 FPS. So Hodgdon load data is reasonable, but maybe on hot side. I am testing 2 different lots to see if they are same, or different FPS.
I put the AA2230 in here for a reason, because I know the H4895 would be hot around 23 grains. Look how similar the FPS is between AA2230 and H4895 at same grain load of 22.5. Guess what is also going to be super close? Hodgdon Benchmark. So I really don't understand the point of Benchmark or H4895 since the load results are virtually the same in reality.
See Nosler 77 grain test for more comparison in FPS between H4895 and Benchmark and AA2230 HERE