Re: 223 loads
I'm not brand specific I use em all! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] I have the nosler manual, barnes manual, hornady manuals,and the newest speer.
I myself would use nosler Balistic tips for plinking and shooting gophers and prarrie poodles because they are cheap and fairly accurate in most all rigs! Here goes a few loads for them.
40 grain BT
H-322 powder from 23 to 25 grains max
H-335 powder from 25.5 to 27.5 grains max
Hodgdon Varget from 25.0 to 27 grains max
W748 powder from 26 to 28 grains max ( most accurate powder tested with this bullet according to nosler )
50 grain BT
IMR 4064 powder from 25 to 27 grains max
Hodgdon benchmark 24.5 to 26.5 grains max ( most accurate for this bullet according to nosler )
H-335 powder from 24 to 26 grains max
IMR 4198 powder from 20 to 22 grains max
W748 powder from 24.5 to 26.5 grains max
55 grain BT
IMR 4198 from 19.5 to 21.5 grains max
H-335 from 23 to 25 grains max ( most accurate with this bullet )
Benchmark 23 to 25 grains max
Varget 23 to 25 grains max
IMR 4895 from 23.5 to 25.5 grains max
W748 from 24 to 26 grains max
IMR 4064 from 24.5 to 26.5 grains max
All these loads are listed in the Nosler #5 manual as being safe loads when worked up from the starting points.
They used winchester brass and remington 7 1/2 primers seated to S.A.A.M.I specs of 2.260 max overall length.
I listed the most available powders that are easier to find.
Hope it helps a little!
P.S sorry it took me sooo long to reply but I can't type and read at the same time. ( I can barely type LOL [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] )
Guns and ammo, what more do we need?