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Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:14 am    Post subject: 223 Reply with quote

Howdy. Ordered my 12fv in 223 Very Happy . I have never hand loaded for the 223 any suggestions or tips anybody would like to share would be helpful. I got my dies full length and neck sizer, 200 cases ( BHA match ) got a box of 50 gr nosler balistic tips, cci br primers, gonna try varget powder first.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:58 am    Post subject: Good luck with the .223 Reply with quote

I have been loading for several .223s for a number of years. My best is a Winchester Model 70 Lightweight carbine and is used for groundhogs. My preference has been IMR4895, Winchester primers and 55 grain spitzers and have not found a reason to change. All the best...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 3:10 pm    Post subject: Re: 223 Reply with quote

Congrats on getting your new .223. There is a lot of things to consider to obtain the best accuracy. I load 55 gr.v-max using Varget. Have had good luck with it. I preferr neck sizing over full length. Finding the the Over All Length is also important. Stoney Point makes tools for this.
Overall a lot of field testing loads is needed. But then thats alot of fun.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 3:37 am    Post subject: Re: 223 Reply with quote

I love the 223, I shoot it more then the 22-250 and it will reach out there perty darn good. My favorite loads are 55 gr. bullet (Hornady) with H322 powder or since it is getting hard to find H322 powder my backup is 4320.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 9:12 am    Post subject: Re: 223 Reply with quote

WW 748 with a 50 gr Sierra Blitz or Blitzking or a Hornady 50 gr Vmax.

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