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Old 06-03-2005, 01:06 AM
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223 loads

I have a savage 11f 223 1 in 9 twist anyone have any loads that work well for plinking gophers maybe 150 yards max.
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Old 06-03-2005, 01:16 AM
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Re: 223 loads

Hi robins! I don't personally have any loads for you but I can give you a few out of one of my manuals to get you started if you want. What bullet you going to be shooting?
How is your interest in reloading coming along or have you already got a setup and wanting to try it out?
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Old 06-03-2005, 01:22 AM
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Re: 223 loads

I actually just bught my press kit today. RCBS i know your a Lynman guy (i probably mispelled that along with about every other word but oh well). I am going to pick up my dies tommorow but i figured i would try to have figured out what pounders and bulletts i wanted before i went to town. Living out in the boonies has it disadvantages.
I have been shooting a Factory winchester load that was a 45 or 42 hp that shot wounderfully but the manual i have that came in the kit only has speer loads. oops should have looked a little more closely.
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Old 06-03-2005, 01:36 AM
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Re: 223 loads

actually its a winchester cxp1 45 jhp i just look it up.
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Old 06-03-2005, 01:46 AM
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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] )
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Old 06-03-2005, 01:58 AM
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Re: 223 loads

The books seem to specify that the brass maker is inportant. I have alittle of everything but have especially alot of remington, would using one of these loads with remington brass be a mistake.
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Old 06-03-2005, 02:08 AM
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Re: 223 loads

Not really. I use a lot of remington brass and find it's fairly good brass. It lists winchester brass and primers for a 22.250 and I dont use either one. My loads shoot half inch or less pretty much all the time with almost any bullet. I do however take a few accuracy enhanceing steps like deburring primer flash holes and uniform the primer pockets but those steps are not guaranteed to improve accuracy but they make me feel like I'm doing all I can with what I have. I have never used any high quality brass like Norma or Lapua so I can't really compare but I don't think you will notice a difference in winchester brass's accuracy and remingtons accuracy. I may be wrong. I have used some of each and noticed no big difference.
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