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Old 03-22-2010, 05:40 PM
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Best BC Bullet for AR15?

I was wanting to start loading for my ar 15 varminter. What is the heaviest and best ballistic coefficient bullet that will feed from the magazine? Any load ideas and tips also welcome. Iv never hand loaded for a semi auto. Thanks
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:03 AM
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Re: Best BC Bullet for AR15?

You can stuff a 90gr into a .223 magazine, but you wont get the best performance from the bullet because your powder capacity may be compromised and it is not real good to have so much bullet below the shoulder.

Having said that, I load 80gr smk's with 24 gr RL15 to mag length and they work great. And 77 gr Nosler are my standard XTC bullet for service rifle.
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:32 AM
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Re: Best BC Bullet for AR15?

We have had good luck with the 73gr Berger BT in the ARs. Not the highest BC, but very accurate and good match for the case capacity.
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:40 AM
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Re: Best BC Bullet for AR15?

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Have you guys tried loading the 70gr VLD into an AR? I've been wanting to try this but havn't had time.
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:42 AM
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Re: Best BC Bullet for AR15?

The choice of bullet weight will depend on what twist you have most importantly.

90 grs call for 6.5-7 twist, while you probably have a 8 or 9 twist.

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Old 03-23-2010, 11:49 AM
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Re: Best BC Bullet for AR15?

I have great luck with the 69 grain SMK and Varget. I have had good luck on the terminal end on coyotes from 50 yards out to 275 so far. Not the best BC out there but it seems to be a good compromise for me. I am shooting them out of a 1 in 8" twist.
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:31 PM
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Re: Best BC Bullet for AR15?

The 70 gr berger vld sounds pretty cool. I have a 1 in 9 twist and according to their website it would work fine. Anybody else tried em? Thanks for all the replies!
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