Re: Rem 700 .223 BDL Custom Deluxe $700
I loaded some 52 gr. Sierra MatchKings over 26.5 gr. of Hodgdon 4895 in Federal Gold Medal Brass with Federal Gold Medal primers. The C.O.L. was 2.2" and the brass had been worked with everything except the necks turned. I shot a five shot group from a cold clean bore. I had the usual cold, unfouled bore shot that was 1/2" from the rest of the group. The other 4 shots were easily covered by a quarter. The next 5 shot group was the same except the cold bore shot was not as far from the rest of the group. I was shooting prone with a bipod and monopod at 100 yards. It is not only beautiful and still available, it is a shooter!