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steveOsteezy
06-04-2012, 1:42 AM
Hi Y'all. I recently started shooting .223/5.56 and being a broke college student with more time than money I went ahead and ordered a lee reloading kit so I can roll my own ammo. So far all I got is PMC once fired brass and some hornady 60gr sp bullets. I am looking for a recipe that is optimized for my barrel length and twist rate. Any input is appreciated! Thanks.

luchador768
06-04-2012, 7:50 AM
I use 62gr FMJ "take downs", CCI #41 primers, and 22grs of AA2230. I short em' out of a 14.5 Noveske mid-length with a 1/7 twist. It's good, cheap blasting ammo, I haven't put it on paper yet.

luchador768
06-04-2012, 7:51 AM
Edit: read your reloading book and work up your own load. That's always the best, safest way to go.

21SF
06-04-2012, 10:24 AM
Google 77gr blackhills ammo or Mk262 recipe.

steveOsteezy
06-04-2012, 1:37 PM
I'll look for a mk262 recipe since my local ranges don't allow steel core. Thanks for the tip luchador, I don't want to harm myself or my rifle so safety first!

steveOsteezy
06-04-2012, 1:55 PM
I didn't realize there was a reloading discussion page on cal guns! Should have posted this in there, but there is already a thread that seems to be what I am looking for
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=54716

bender152
06-04-2012, 2:45 PM
Just a heads up, PMC brass normally comes crimped. If you plan on reloading them, you will need to swage the primer pocket.