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11-10-2006, 4:32 PM
For those of you who reload, can you share some successful and accurate 223 Remington loads you have come up with, with some details on the cartridge? Also I would like to know what the barrel length is for your AR. Thanks.
11-10-2006, 4:39 PM
25.3gr or Varget
Lake City brass
1/4MOA groups with my DPMS 16" bull barrel.
I have tested a number of different loads and this one seems to do the best all around in all my 223 rifles. You really have to do you own testing to find out waht your rifles like but the load above is a nice place to start. Good luck
Also I'm going ot have to move this to the reloading section. Hang on tight.....WEEEEEEEEEEEE
The gunsmith who built my upper uses 23.5 gr. of H4895, CCI primer, and the Hornady 75 gr. bullet as her "proof" load.
I don't know what the speed is, but it's accurate. If I find the test target, I'll post it up.
I personally use 24.5 gr. of RL15, Remington 7.5 primer with the same bullet for my loads out to 300 yards.
11-10-2006, 6:38 PM
Thanks guys for the loads... What are the twist rates on your barrels?
11-10-2006, 6:50 PM
Around 19.0gr of IMR 4198 with 55gr projectiles here.
oy, forgot to add the barrel info:
1:8 twist, 20", Lothar Walther barrel, Wylde chamber
.223 is not a finicky caliber to load for, very easy to find an accurate load
In my 15" Remington XP I use:
Hornady 55 grain SX
27 grain BL(c)-2
In my 1:9", 20" Bull barrel AR type upper
Hornady 50 grain VMax
25.5 grain H4895
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