Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

223 ballistics

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-21-2008, 09:08 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: WA
Posts: 91
223 ballistics

I am testing some bullets in a Weatherby Vanguard 223. 22" bull barrel, 1/12 twist.

I have shot 10 loads for each bullet and have not seen any signs of excessive pressure. Here's what I have so far. I will save accuracy comments until I have my new trigger and I'm not sitting next to a 300 win mag with a muzzle brake.

Brass: Winchester
Primer: CCI small rifle mag
Powder: Benchmark
bullets: 40gr v max moly & 36gr varmint grenade


26 grains of benchmark, 40 gr v max average 3470 fps

28 grains of benchmark, 40 gr v max average 3642 fps

28 grains of benchmark, 36 gr varmint grenade average 3719 fps

I am also trying to get my hands on some Vhitavouri 120 or 130 to test as well. "It shines like a diamond in a goats *****" , so I am told.

I know 10 isn't alot to base an average off but interesting none the less. And all I could shoot in time to be home for the UFC fight Saturday.
__________________
Steve

.................................................. .....................
I'd rather be hunting with Uncle Ted!
Backstrap fever!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-22-2008, 03:14 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Montana
Posts: 432
better try H-335, it's been proven in 223 also!
__________________
Magic
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-22-2008, 03:54 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: WA
Posts: 91
I was at sportsman's warehouse and cabela's and they were out (of the 335). I hope to get my hand on some soon. Between the viht, reloader 7 & 10x, H-335, Varget, and benchmark powders, and mix of v max, berger, varmint grenades, and CT silver tip I should find something the gun likes.
__________________
Steve

.................................................. .....................
I'd rather be hunting with Uncle Ted!
Backstrap fever!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: 223 ballistics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
6.5mm-06 ballistics JPH Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 10 10-21-2008 09:53 PM
338 Lapua Mag Ballistics (Black Hills 250 gr ballistics?) EYESOFTEXAS Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 1 12-07-2005 02:12 PM
.22 LR ballistics Gerald89 The Basics, Starting Out 10 02-25-2005 02:42 AM
Ballistics help??? 308shooter Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 2 07-25-2004 11:32 PM
6MM Ballistics dbhostler Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 11 10-24-2003 02:49 AM

Current Poll
Are you on Facebook?
Yes - 46.34%
1,120 Vote
No - 19.53%
472 Votes
No, but I may join - 1.78%
43 Votes
No way, are you kidding? - 36.08%
872 Votes
Total Votes: 2,417
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC