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 Need a loading data for Accurate 2520 & .223 Remingtong with Hornady 55g FMJ
hardwarz  [Member]
12/17/2008 5:13:41 PM
Title says it all...

I need a loading data for Accurate 2520 & .223 Remingtong with Hornady 55g FMJ

I know some cranky old bastard is going to say, "Check your manual."

1) I'm at work, not at home. My one manual is at home and the 2nd resource I check is the manufacturer's websie.
2) Accurate's website doesn't have anything for .223 Remington/Accurate 2520 & 55g FMJ.
3) My friend just bought 8 lbs of 2520
4) My friend just bought 100 55g Hornady .224 bullets

Can anyone help? I'm trying to get data together before we start the process later tonight.

Hardwarz
AeroE  [Moderator]
12/17/2008 6:23:39 PM
I know what I would do, but I'm too old and cranky to tell you. But mostly, I doubt that it's a published load, and I haven't tried it myself.

2520 is on the slow end for a 55 grain bullet.
Detached  [Member]
12/17/2008 6:27:56 PM
This data is based on the load sheet that came with my Lee dies.

55 grain jacketed bullet

Start grains 24.8

Never exceed 27.5 (compressed load) Velocity 3224 FPS MIN OAL 2.230"

I am also loading .223 with 2520 and I've been using 24.0 grains which is enough to cycle the action, but doesn't seem to be enough to lock the bolt back on the last round.

Hope this helps
spqrzilla  [Member]
12/17/2008 7:07:44 PM
Not the best powder choice, I'd pick one that is a hair faster. That's why the data is harder to find.
deuce03  [Member]
12/17/2008 7:49:03 PM
I would like to know too, someone gave me 8lbs of 2520. 223 with 55gr is only what I load in rifle loads. I guess load a few at 24.0 try them out then work my way up.
hardwarz  [Member]
12/17/2008 10:31:35 PM
I got to my Lee book. I found Start: 24.8 Max: 27.5

I went with 25.

Originally Posted By AeroE:
I know what I would do, but I'm too old and cranky to tell you. But mostly, I doubt that it's a published load, and I haven't tried it myself.


Sorry, on another forum I go to, no one wants to help out and everyone tells you to get a manual. I have a manual for my primary source and the 2nd source I use is usually the webistes of the powder manufacturer.

Hardwarz
AeroE  [Moderator]
12/17/2008 11:00:08 PM
Originally Posted By hardwarz:
I got to my Lee book. I found Start: 24.8 Max: 27.5

I went with 25.

Originally Posted By AeroE:
I know what I would do, but I'm too old and cranky to tell you. But mostly, I doubt that it's a published load, and I haven't tried it myself.


Sorry, on another forum I go to, no one wants to help out and everyone tells you to get a manual. I have a manual for my primary source and the 2nd source I use is usually the webistes of the powder manufacturer.

Hardwarz



That's alright, it happens here often, too. I was at work and didn't have any information but what is on Accurate's web site, but in an emergency I would have started with about 24.5 to 25 grains based on what I found there for other bullets, and maybe a tiny bit of experience.
AssaultRifler  [Team Member]
12/18/2008 6:25:10 AM
data here for 55 gr

http://www.accuratepowder.com/data/PerCaliber2Guide/Rifle/Standarddata(Rifle)/22Cal(5.56mm)/223%20Remington%20pages%20185%20to%20187.pdf
AeroE  [Moderator]
12/18/2008 10:08:34 AM
That's interesting. I can't find an obvious link from the web site.
AssaultRifler  [Team Member]
12/18/2008 2:19:45 PM
Originally Posted By AeroE:
That's interesting. I can't find an obvious link from the web site.

They deleted the link to their data from the second edition, myself and someone else wrote a thread on it, but the data from the second edition stuff is still hosted.

You can also find their data from the second edition by using the waybackmachine archives http://www.archive.org/web/web.php

old thread 1 http://www.jobrelatedstuff.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=42&t=253885

old thread 2 http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=6&f=42&t=256888