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1stLineGear 11-09-2012 11:20 AM

Where can i find .223 64 grain HPBT bullets
 
Where can i find .223 64 grain HPBT? links?

Mostly all I can find are .224. Will .224 work in my .223 rifle?

357shooter 11-09-2012 11:31 AM

224 is 223 that's what size bullet you use in a 223. You can find it right here.

http://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/...ategoryId/913?

ireload 11-12-2012 3:29 AM

I've never heard of a 64gr HPBT .224 bullet before. Win and Speer has 64gr but in a SP (soft point) non-boat tail config.

GeoffLinder 11-12-2012 9:25 PM

Yep, 64gr is an oddball weight. Typical .223 bullet weights are 55, 60, 62, 68, 69, 70, 72, 75 and 77gr.

.223 is the caliber size or bore diameter of the lands, .224 is the actual bullet diameter and exactly what you want to use for .223 / 5.56mm. Bullets need to be just oversize or they won't seal the bore ;)

DirtyDave 11-12-2012 9:54 PM

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Originally Posted by GeoffLinder (Post 9712954)
Yep, 64gr is an oddball weight. Typical .223 bullet weights are 55, 60, 62, 68, 69, 70, 72, 75 and 77gr.

.223 is the caliber size or bore diameter of the lands, .224 is the actual bullet diameter and exactly what you want to use for .223 / 5.56mm. Bullets need to be just oversize or they won't seal the bore ;)

Bore Diameter is actually .218 or .219 on all .22 caliber centerfires and they all shoot the .224" dia bullet.
The name of the cartridge is JUST A NAME. .220 swift, .221 Fireball, .222 Rem, .223 Rem, .224 Wby, .225 Win, .22-250, .223 WSSM, ALL shoot the same .224" Bullet.
Just like the .38 Special and .357 Magnum use the same .357" bullets. The name is just a name.

Wrangler John 11-14-2012 2:13 AM

The bullet you are looking for is here:

http://bergerbullets.com/Products/Va...20Bullets.html

Scroll down to 22 Caliber and the bottom listing is for their 64 gr Match Grade FB Varmint bullet, Part Number 22316. Berger bullets are among the most accurate available.

Barnes Bullets also makes a monolithic TTSX 62 grain bullet that would be ideal for larger game up to deer (for use in 1:8" or faster barrel twists). http://www.barnesbullets.com/product...ed-tsx-bullet/

Barnes makes a TSX 62 grain hollow point that will work in a 1:9" twist or faster: http://www.barnesbullets.com/product...le/tsx-bullet/

Difference between the 62 grain Barnes and the 64 grain Berger is that the Berger has a lead core and will shoot in 1:12" standard or faster twist barrel, while the Barnes are copper without a lead core and require the faster twist.

Arcaporale 11-14-2012 7:33 PM

I'm a little confused, are u looking for .223 loaded ammo or actual bullets? All bullets that one would buy for loading .223 cartridges are going to be actually .224 bullets. If you are reloading you may want to study up a little more, it's kind of common knowledge for reloaders that the .223 Rem cartridge uses .224 bullets.

Out of curiosity, why 64gr HP's? What's your twist rate? Are you looking for accuracy or terminal performance, or both?

GeoffLinder 11-14-2012 11:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DirtyDave (Post 9713109)
Bore Diameter is actually .218 or .219 on all .22 caliber centerfires and they all shoot the .224" dia bullet.
The name of the cartridge is JUST A NAME. .220 swift, .221 Fireball, .222 Rem, .223 Rem, .224 Wby, .225 Win, .22-250, .223 WSSM, ALL shoot the same .224" Bullet.
Just like the .38 Special and .357 Magnum use the same .357" bullets. The name is just a name.

Excuse my mistake, land should be grooves here, grooves are .223 maximum diameter, lands are undersize by .001-.0012 to ensure proper engraving of the bullet. .224 bullet diameter lets the bullet fill the grooves to compression point and seal the bore properly. Written at o-dawn-thirty, brains cells asleep ;)


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