.223 heavy bullet load

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Rimfire, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Rimfire

    Rimfire Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have a pet load, powder or starting point for a .223 load with 75-77 grain bullets
     
  2. BigBboy25

    BigBboy25 Well-Known Member

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    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
     

  3. Gary Kaney

    Gary Kaney Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  4. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  5. jpbaker

    jpbaker Well-Known Member

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    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

    Start low!
    JPB
     
  6. BigBboy25

    BigBboy25 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. nchunter182

    nchunter182 Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  8. funk

    funk Active Member

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    Lapua brass, cci 450 primer, 24.5 gr varget with 77 nosler cc at 2.285 oal. 2885 fps out of my 24" tikka
     
  9. Nomad

    Nomad Banned

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    24.2 Varget, Win brass prepped, 205M and 75gr Hornady BTHP.......
     
  10. Damascus

    Damascus Well-Known Member

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    Nosler 77gr. BTHP
    24.5 gr. N140
    CCI 450 SR Mag primers
    LC 5.56 brass
    C.O.L. - 2.265" (max length I can reliably use in my mags, still well off the lands)
    I'm getting .6 MOA @ 2720 fps (18" bbl), single digit ES's.

    Hornady 75gr. BTHP
    24.8 gr. RL-15
    CCI 450,
    LC 5.56
    C.O.L. - 2.265"
    .5 MOA @ 2760 fps (18" bbl), ES 9