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Old 05-15-2021, 1:42 PM
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Default Hornady 62gr FMJ

Checking to see if anyone has experience with these .223 bullets with the AR platform?




Brownells has them for $500.99 for 5500 and you can use $40 off coupon "VST" on $450 purchase.
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They are not match bullets. But they shoot good enough for me.
I bought one of those bulk pack two years ago. Still have more than half left.
You can shoot clover leaf groups if you get the right loax.
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If the 62 grain bullets shoot like Hornady's 55 grain bullets, they're a steal at 9 cents apiece.
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They are not match bullets. But they shoot good enough for me.
I bought one of those bulk pack two years ago. Still have more than half left.
You can shoot clover leaf groups if you get the right loax.
Good just looking for a plinking round.
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If the 62 grain bullets shoot like Hornady's 55 grain bullets, they're a steal at 9 cents apiece.
Good reviews on the 62's.
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If your shooting at steel. You can hear the difference between 55g and 62g.
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For target rounds they go bang just find and group well if you have time to build a ladder.

Not match bullets but your not missing at 300 yards.


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People seem to shrug off the cheap bulk Hornady bullets. My AR shot their 55gr SP's better than sierra smk's, maybe a coincidence or load issue, but the Hornady bullets have always just plain worked for me.

As far as bulk plinkers go, I think they're the best by a decent margin.
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In the current market buy what you can. But those shoot great if you have the skills involved.
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Delivery scheduled for 20th.

On hand powder hodgdon H322 & Varget, CFE 223.
Primers Tula srmp & cci 41.
.556 LC brass

Have you guys had good results with the options above?
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I have good results with Hornady 62gr.
Imr4064 24gr.wimchester srp. Seated to 2.2xx"
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Delivery scheduled for 20th.

On hand powder hodgdon H322 & Varget, CFE 223.
Primers Tula srmp & cci 41.
.556 LC brass

Have you guys had good results with the options above?
I would work a load with H322 and CFE223 at the same time. Varget i save for 308.
But CFE 223 is my least favorite.
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I would work a load with H322 and CFE223 at the same time. Varget i save for 308.
But CFE 223 is my least favorite.
Where on the same page.
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I really like CFE 223
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I have good results with Hornady 62gr.
Imr4064 24gr.wimchester srp. Seated to 2.2xx"
I'll keep this one in mind if they other loads don't work out.
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I really like CFE 223
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