ar comp load data?

Discussion in 'AR15/10 Rifles' started by ulery2531, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. ulery2531

    ulery2531 New Member

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    hey guys im new to this site and with the recent powder shortage i couldnt find varget anywhere so i bought a few pounds of ar comp. im wanting to load 62gr 223 bullets and cant find any load data. any help would be appriciated. SEMPER FI!gun)
     
  2. BigSkyGP

    BigSkyGP Well-Known Member

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    Did you try GTS?
    Did you try the manufacturers website?
    Gather as much information as you can, and use good judgement.
    I'm not familiar with this particular powder. If there isn't data for your particular projectile selection, that's not normally cause for too much concern. You can calculate by case capacity/volume and figure safe starting loads to work from for your projectile selection. Of course be cautious, and enjoy safe shooting.
     

  3. livtoohunt

    livtoohunt Well-Known Member

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    Alliant does not list a 62-gr load, but if it were me I would start at 23grs and work up to 24.5grs. My AR shoots 25.5 and 55 grainers under and inch at 100. I am replacing H335 with it since it meters better and is cleaner.
     
  4. ulery2531

    ulery2531 New Member

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    thanks for the input livtohunt. i loaded 50 rounds earlier today using 22.5 gr of ar comp. should i bump it up to 23? the bullets im using are lake city m855 they are very long. its already a compressed load with 22.5 gr.
     
  5. livtoohunt

    livtoohunt Well-Known Member

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    You are good starting there and work up slow in .5 incroments. 25.5 grs is a full case! That is why 24-24.5 should be around max with a 62 grainer. I will ask my coworker tomorrow but I think he is running 60-grainers ith it.
     
  6. ulery2531

    ulery2531 New Member

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    ok thanks again.:)