6.5" Barrel 223 Loads

Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by cowboyarcher, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. cowboyarcher

    cowboyarcher Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    I recently acquired an OA98 AR Pistol and it has a 6.5" barrel with a 1:9" twist.

    I was wondering if anyone knew of a good load for such a short barrel to try and maximze efficiency (even if it's a lost cause!).

    Thanks all and God bless you,

    Adam
     
  2. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    What bullet weight are you going to use?
    I use TAC with 69 grainers.
     

  3. cowboyarcher

    cowboyarcher Well-Known Member

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    I am willing to use whatever bullet weight is recommended but I have on hand 50-62 gr stuff.

    I'm fairly new to reloading in terms of something odd like this so any general thoughts or pointers would be helpful. . .
     
  4. Ernie

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    What uses and distance are you considering?
     
  5. cowboyarcher

    cowboyarcher Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking 200 yards or less. . .
     
  6. Ernie

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    From what positions?
    Light bullets are fine
     
  7. cowboyarcher

    cowboyarcher Well-Known Member

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    From a rest mostly. . .
     
  8. Ernie

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    Optic?
     
  9. cowboyarcher

    cowboyarcher Well-Known Member

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    I have not scoped it yet, do you have suggestions?
     
  10. Ernie

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    Since you are shooting it from the bench, then about anything you want, just as long as your scope is not getting blast from your muzzle.