Tac powder in .223? good groups?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by tresmon, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. tresmon

    tresmon Well-Known Member

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    Hey,
    I was curious if anybody has tried to work up a sub-moa load with 75 or heavier grain bullets?? I would like to try to work up a 1000yd. load with it since it acheives higher velocities, but wanted to see if anyone has gone before me first...
    Thanks,
    Tres
     
  2. 6mm Shooter

    6mm Shooter Well-Known Member

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    I was using 24.4gr behind a 75 gr a-max loaded in LC brass in my Savage LRPV. The bullets are only stable to 650yards out of my 1-9 twist barrel. But I did shoot a black bird at 550 yards with it.
     

  3. Forester

    Forester Well-Known Member

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    I just finished messing with a friend's Savage .223 and I did not get great results with TAC. He wanted to limit the options to TAC or Accurate 2230 and 60gr V-Maxes because he had so much of that on hand. 2230 gave much more consistent velocities but was a solid 150-200 fps slower. The TAC groups average about twice the 2230 groups too.
     
  4. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    Never use TAC. In general, H335 for light bullets; Varget for heavy bullets.
     
  5. tresmon

    tresmon Well-Known Member

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    True, but....

    Heavy bullets in a 20" AR with slow powder will not get you very far, literally..