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.223 Ackley dies

 
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:17 PM
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.223 Ackley dies

I'm getting my .223 rebarreled to a fast twist .223 ackley improved soon, I'm currently using a lee collet neck die and a redding competition seater die, is it possible to modify them to work with the .223AI? Or even use them as is?



Anyone here played with a .223 AI (or standard .223) with heavy bullets, 69-75gr range, in a bolt action? I'm planning on using either a 69gr locally made RBBT VLD with a BC of .4ish or the 75gr Amax.
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:04 PM
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Re: .223 Ackley dies

So can I use .223 collet neck die and redding comp seater with .223AI?


Anyone know?
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Re: .223 Ackley dies

Hey petenz

You will be able to use the Lee Collet but not the Redding Comp seater. For my 280AI I use the regular 280 rem Lee Collet and Lee Factory Crimp Die but had to buy the Redding Comp seater and Redding Body Die specifically for the 280AI.
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:31 AM
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Re: .223 Ackley dies

I'm using the redding comp seater in 223AI and from what I understand, the Lee collett neck die should be fine (I went a redding bushing die)

I'll be trying out some Hornady 75 HPBT and 39.8gr AR2208 (Varget) for fire forming tomorrow so i'll report back how they go in a 1:9 Lothar-Walther barrel. The 69 SMK was nice at 24gr of AR2208 (Varget) as a fire forming with most shots falling within about .2 to .4 MIL at 50 meters (indoor range - haven't been able to get out to the 200m outdoor range as yet :( )
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:22 AM
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Re: .223 Ackley dies

The 69 SMK and the Hornady 75 HPBT both made one hold about 1 MOA at 50m indoors today, in the next couple of weeks i'll start doing load development for both and see how they go.

Good luck with yours as i'm sure looking forward to how mine works out

*edit* forgot to mention that these were fire-forming loads so they weren't "up there' in terms of powder capacity (24.5 grains of AR2208 / Varget for the 69grn SMK and 39.8 grn AR2208 / Varget with the 75 HPBT)
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:53 PM
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Re: .223 Ackley dies

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The 69 SMK and the Hornady 75 HPBT both made one hold about 1 MOA at 50m indoors today, in the next couple of weeks i'll start doing load development for both and see how they go.

Good luck with yours as i'm sure looking forward to how mine works out

*edit* forgot to mention that these were fire-forming loads so they weren't "up there' in terms of powder capacity (24.5 grains of AR2208 / Varget for the 69grn SMK and 39.8 grn AR2208 / Varget with the 75 HPBT)

that's a hell of a hot load

My barrel arrives this week
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Old 05-19-2009, 10:12 PM
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that's a hell of a hot load

My barrel arrives this week
:S oops, I meant 24.8 grains for the 75 HPBT, it's looking likely that i'll be settling on 26gr of varget for the 75gr AI loads too
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