Originally Posted by Loud by design
I thought about going the ai route but the only problem is I am no expert in reloading and also I don't know of any competent gunsmiths in the area. Plus I was worried about forming the cases for it. Witht the .223 I should be looking at right around 27 cents a round using hornady 53 gr Amax I believe where as reloading for my 338 win mag will be right around 58 cents per round. At that point there's not nearly as huge of a price difference as buying factory ammo but it's still roughly twice the cost. Also the 223 has the added benefit of 1/10th the recoil. The ai has intrigued me though and is not entirely out of the question
The reason I mentioned it was that you said you were getting into reloading,and it sounded
like you realy wanted to stay with the 223.
The 223 is the round that I recomend for shooting at the range because of the cost of factory
If the chamber is cut correctly, factory ammo can be used for hunting and the brass can be
fire formed at the same time for loading the AI.
I build a lot of 280 AI Remington's for hunters and a match rifle for F class with the same
chamber so the guys can hunt with a hunting weight rifle with factory ammo and load the
fire formed brass for the match rifle.
The AI version is very close to a 7mmRM in performance and the plane version 280 rem
is a great hunting round.
The 223 and the 223 AI have about the same relationship.
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