WTB .224 bullets 50-55gr

Discussion in 'Reloading Equipment and Components' started by opie5500, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. opie5500

    opie5500 Well-Known Member

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    I am looking for some bullets to try in my swift. I have shot 50 grain Nosler Ballistic tips and 55 grain V-Maxes, both with RL-15 and Varget, and haven't found a good combo yet. Doesn't have to be a full box, just looking for some options. I have reloaded some before but far from an expert so any wisdom would be appreciated aswell!! I shoot a Rem 700 VSSF with a 1-14'' twist. Thanks
     
  2. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    Get some 55 gr ballistic tips and some H380. My go to load was 38 gens of H380 at a COAL of 2.680 using CCI BR2 primers. Shot awesome out of my Sendero.
     

  3. opie5500

    opie5500 Well-Known Member

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    H380 and 4064 was going to be my next two options if these didn't work. My COAL is shooting best at 2.715 which is .40 off the lands. I have shoot them from right at the lands to .60 off, just couldn't get a group under 1/2'' and I know the gun will shoot better than that. It is my first time loading for my swift, and i didn't think it would be that picky on bullets. I shot some 52gr sierra HP bullets a guy had loaded up for P dogs and they shot a small bughole group, I am in the process to find out what powder he used in them. Would the A-Maxes work on coyoyes or just for paper?
     
  4. 37L1

    37L1 Well-Known Member

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    A-Max will work on coyotes.
     
  5. opie5500

    opie5500 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info! Anybody have some 52gr A-Maxes laying around they won't be using?
     
  6. 1sniper

    1sniper Well-Known Member

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    I have two boxes of 52gr sierra bthp matchkings and I might have some others I will have to check
     
  7. opie5500

    opie5500 Well-Known Member

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    I would really like to try some 52gr A-Maxes or 53gr V-Maxes. When I find out what dullet and powder combo I shot the other day I may take you up on the 52gr Sierras. I will shoot you a PM in a few days. Thanks for the help!!
     
  8. opie5500

    opie5500 Well-Known Member

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    Anybody else have some straggler bullets laying around? I just want some for load testing, anywhere from 10-100 bullets would be fine
     
  9. opie5500

    opie5500 Well-Known Member

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    Has anybody shot the A-Maxes in a swift?
     
  10. xring1

    xring1 Well-Known Member

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    Are you looking for loaded bullets or bullet heads ?
    I have a box77 .224 Speer 55gr Spitzer heads. I have had 3 different 22/250's and these have been my best head all around
     
  11. opie5500

    opie5500 Well-Known Member

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    Looking for just the bullet, i would really like to try 52 gr A- Max's or 53gr V-Max's. I shot 50 and 55gr bullets through it but didn't get the results I wanted. I thought mabye somebody on here would have a partial box or something I could buy, and it would keep me from buying a box of 100 just to try