Re: reloading for an ar 15 223
there are a couple of things that I do different when reloading for an AR-15, first is that I run more neck tension than for a bolt action but I dont crimp (or use cannalured bullets).
On a bolt action I never full length size my cases unless they need it, on an AR15 they need to be full length sized every time. set-up your FL dies so that you are setting back the shoulder about .001" this will also slightly size the body and web area.(AR's require a slightly looser chamber-cartridge fit to ensure reliable operation).
as for powders it depends on bullet weight, what bullets are you planning on using?
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Last edited by uncleB; 11-15-2008 at 09:31 AM.