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Old 10-09-2012, 05:18 PM
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.223 heavy bullet load

Does anyone have a pet load, powder or starting point for a .223 load with 75-77 grain bullets
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:44 PM
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Re: .223 heavy bullet load

I use 24.0 grs of Varget out of my AR with 77 grs SMK's, it shoots very well for me, as does the same charge with RL-15
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:56 AM
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Re: .223 heavy bullet load

Bigboy

Are you getting any more velocity with RL 15? I just bought a pound to try. I'm shooting a WOA upper with a 7 twist.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:00 PM
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Re: .223 heavy bullet load

My ar load for a nato chambered dpms

75 grain priv. partizan hpbt
23.0 h4895
cci 450(or mil-spec)
max ar mag length
lc 5.56 brass (or fed 223)

2800 fps in a 20" ar-- chrono'd

loaded with standard rcbs dies and no crimp this will do 1.5" at 100 yards with the factory peep for 5 shots. In a bolt it would probably be 1/2 moa as I wasn't even bagged up but had my 30 round mag rammed into the hard rubber surface on the local bench.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:58 PM
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Re: .223 heavy bullet load

75 gr A-Max
24.5 Varget

My best right now is:
70gr berger
26 varget
CCI BR 2 primers
Winchester brass

That load gets me <.25 MOA if i do my part.

These loads are near max if not on max.....no problems in my rifle though

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Old 11-30-2012, 10:35 PM
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Re: .223 heavy bullet load

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Bigboy

Are you getting any more velocity with RL 15? I just bought a pound to try. I'm shooting a WOA upper with a 7 twist.
I'm not sure of the velocity I'm getting, I've never chronographed them. I shoot a White Oak as well, mine has a 1-7" Krieger on it. This is a standard load for several High Master shooters I know and for myself. It has shot extremely well for me out of four rifles. I'd guess 2,600 fps though for velocity.
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Old 12-02-2012, 02:32 PM
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Re: .223 heavy bullet load

I have been using the Hornady 75gr BTHP in my Stag 6H AR-15 with very good results - .5" at 100 yards. Chronographed at 2800fps with no pressures signs using the load below.

75gr Hornady BTHP
23.9gr Varget
LC Brass
CCI 400 primer
Seated to maximum magazine lenght
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