75 grn. hornady match .223

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by skiingbear, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. skiingbear

    skiingbear Member

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    Any suggestions on using h335 with this bullet. I really like the Hornady factory 75 grn. tap load in .223.
     
  2. Kevin Thomas

    Kevin Thomas Well-Known Member

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    Skiingbear,

    First suggestion, go with another powder. H335 is a great powder, but a bit fast to give best velocities with this heavy a bullet.try RL-15, Varget or N140 and I think you'll see better velocities and better accuracy.

    The H335 is fine for this cartridge, but really better suited to the lighter to mid range bullet weights.
     
  3. skiingbear

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    Thank You. I will go with Varget. But RL 15 sounds good. This is the first time I have been past 69 grain. Do you have any good ideas on where to start?
     
  4. Kevin Thomas

    Kevin Thomas Well-Known Member

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    Anything Varget will do, RL-15 will do, and vice versa. Both are good choices for this weight. With the Varget, I'd go with somewhere around 24.0 grains, give or take a few tenths. Should give you somewhere around 2700-2750 fps, depending on your barrel.

    Hope that helps!
     
  5. strombeckj

    strombeckj Well-Known Member

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    +1 for Varget, BL-C(2) or H4895 out of Hodgdon's line of powder's
    +1 for around 24.00 +

    A slower burn then H335 will work better with that heavy bullet.

    Jon
     
  6. Nomad

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    Worked up a load with varget with the 75gr bullet and with the 69 RL-15 did a good
    job.......Now you figure....
     
  7. skiingbear

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    I loaded a box this morning. With Varget 24 grains, it done good. I shoot them at 200 they did as good as the tap loads.