.223 heavy bullet load

Rimfire

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

BigBboy25

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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
 

Gary Kaney

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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.
 

Lefty7mmstw

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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.
 

jpbaker

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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
 

BigBboy25

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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.
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.
 

nchunter182

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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
 

funk

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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
 

Nomad

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

Damascus

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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
 

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