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Old 05-06-2008, 9:57 AM
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Default Fresno Area .223 Reloaders (80 gr-pill)

I am looking for someone in the Fresno area that is willing to help me with some reloading questions. I have no equipment and I am trying to decide if reloading is something I really want to invest in at this time. I have never reloaded and I have lots of questions. Many of them may seem stupid, but Iím new to this. I have done a lot of reading on this forum and the Hide to get some understanding but I don't understand some of the terms used for reloading.

So here is what I am looking for. I am not interested in mass production at this time but instead i want to produce percision rounds. I own a J&T 24 match-15 AR and want to learn to load 80 grain bullets for 1000 yard shooting. I know if I want to shoot 80's I have to load my own since there is no production 80's. I know these will not magazine feed and require some precise tools to ensure proper OAL and many other aspects. I am not sure I really want to go this route at this time and may decide to not shoot 1000yrd and stick with production ammo instead. (I know the limits of production ammo)

Is there someone in the Fresno area (Nees and Millbrook area) that may be willing to help me better understand reloading and perhaps show me the ropes via on-line, phone, and in person?

Please PM me or e-mail me if you are willing to help. I will try very hard not to waste your time. Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:37 AM
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Actually, there is production 80gr .223 ammo. Federal XM223M1 is carried by Ammoman.com and is $13 per box of 20. It uses Sierra 80gr Match Kings. It's not something I've seen anywhere else, so it's a risk in several aspects:

1. Will it even shoot accurately in your rifle?
2. If it does, can you even get more if it when you need it?

Personally, it's too much of a risk to even use that Federal stuff since 80gr loads need to be tailored for your rifle's chamber (as far as seating depth), which is why you don't see 80gr .223 ammo being sold.

Get the NRA Guide to Metallic Reloading from the NRA store and you'll understand reloading without having to find anyone to show you anything.
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Old 05-08-2008, 3:18 PM
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BTT still looking!
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Old 05-09-2008, 2:55 PM
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I live in Fresno, been reloading for about a year now. Got a dillon 550 and a single stage reloading 5.7x28, .223, 30.06, 7mm rem mag, and .308. I can help with starting questions, but I'm still pretty green myself.
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Old 05-11-2008, 5:59 AM
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Yo, did someone get my PM??
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Old 05-11-2008, 6:32 AM
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Just a basic question that you might have already answered, but is your twist rate fast enough for an 80 grn. bullet?

http://ammo.ar15.com/AR15_Ammo_FAQnR...0etc.)%20rifle
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Old 05-12-2008, 7:44 AM
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Got the PM! I will give you a call today!

What Just Happend? - yes I checked the twist rate to ensure it to handle 80+ I have a 1:8
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