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Reloading .223 for AR's
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading .223 for AR's Reply with quote

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Slim has a press now and crimps all his loads, but what else???

I came in 3rd!

I guess I missed this part...

Good shootin!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:18 am    Post subject: Re: Reloading .223 for AR's Reply with quote

Thanks, hunterjoe.

Reloading for long-distance shooting is a different ball game than shooting deer out to 300 yards. Everything is critical and accuracy with small standard deviations is key.

It's going to be a long hot summer. Got to find some good long-distance shooting ranges.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading .223 for AR's Reply with quote

Went back to the range today to try out Varget and BL-C(2) loads. Things are starting to come together.



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading .223 for AR's Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:52 am    Post subject: Re: Reloading .223 for AR's Reply with quote

Looking good, hunterjoe!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading .223 for AR's Reply with quote

They are nice groups HJ...all well within Minute of Critter mate.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading .223 for AR's Reply with quote

Vince wrote:
They are nice groups HJ...all well within Minute of Critter mate.

Vince,

Prairie Dogs are little butty suckers. Once I get on them, I wanna be sure they go away. I'm finding out that many ranchers here will let you on their place (as long as the cattle aren't around) just to try to eliminate some of them.

I have a few places in mind, I just gotta get there and start knocking on doors.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading .223 for AR's Reply with quote

hunterjoe21 wrote:
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They are nice groups HJ...all well within Minute of Critter mate.

Vince,

Prairie Dogs are little butty suckers. Once I get on them, I wanna be sure they go away. I'm finding out that many ranchers here will let you on their place (as long as the cattle aren't around) just to try to eliminate some of them.

I have a few places in mind, I just gotta get there and start knocking on doors.

Go get some mate...I reckon the accuracy is there.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:48 am    Post subject: Re: Reloading .223 for AR's Reply with quote

For lighter bullets I have found 26.5 -27.”gr W748 with a 52 or 53 gr bullet shoots sub moa in about any AR I shoot it in. OAL of 2.240”. With Varget fill up the car with 27.0-27.2gr.

For a 1:9 try 68-69 gr bullets 24.0 gr of H4895 or 23.8 gr of IMR8208XBR again loaded 2.240”.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:02 am    Post subject: Re: Reloading .223 for AR's Reply with quote

Dawgdad, good to hear from you. How is it going?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Reloading .223 for AR's Reply with quote

hunterjoe21 - I see this is an old post, I hope you have it figured out by now, but if you didn't or want to make adjustments. Watch the video in the attached link.

www.midwayusa.com/prod...er-combo-2
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