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Posted: 2/1/2012 6:53:07 PM EST
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Does anyone have a really great load for target accuracy in terms of brand of bullet, type of powder and grains and type of primers? I would truly appreciate some guidence for reloding the 5.56/223. I have reloaded thousand of rounds of pistol but never reloaded any type of rifle ammo. A little help please.
BTW, it is a 1:8 twist, true 16" barrel.
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Posted: 2/1/2012 7:02:30 PM EST
I just loaded up 90 rounds

68 gr bthp with AA2230

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75 gr bthp with IMR 4895

let you know how they do tomorrow.
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Posted: 2/1/2012 7:49:21 PM EST
My favorite load is 26.2 grains of Win 748. It produces good velocity and outstanding accuracy with a vast array of bullets. I use it predominantly with 55 gr FMJ's, 55 gr Rem PHP, Nosler 55 gr BT, and my all time favorite, the 60 gr Nosler BT. I typically use the Rem 7 1/2 small rifle BR primer, but also use the Winchester WSP's when I can get them. This load generally produces sub-MOA in all of its iterations, through just about ant rifle I've used it in.

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Posted: 2/2/2012 8:00:29 AM EST
For the eleventy billionth time this was my all time best load/grouping.


And heres the sammich maker shooting the offending weapon and the Sig 229R next to her too...

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Posted: 2/2/2012 9:06:57 AM EST
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Posted: 2/2/2012 3:56:07 PM EST
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77 Sierra Match King

24grn RL-15 or 24grn Varget or 23.2grn XBR-8208

LC case at 1.750

Wolf SRM primer or Remington 7.5

2.245 COAL


Typical Civilian Marksmanship Program / NRA Hipower competition load


eta: the course of fire is 200, 300 and 600 yards. About half the shooters do 77 for all stages (like me) and some do 80SMK for the 600 portion
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[span style='font-style: italic;']A sincere thank you to all you guys who offered information to your best loads. It is truly
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Posted: 2/2/2012 7:32:08 PM EST
Remington 7 1/2 Primer
Lake City Case
24.5 grains Varget
77 grn Sierra MK

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Posted: 2/2/2012 7:51:32 PM EST
I have the same barrel on one of my rifles. After playing around with 20+ different bullets, here is what worked the best for me:
(many worked great but by "best" I mean by only millimeters)


Hornady 60gr V-max
IMR 8208 XBR =23.1gr
CCI small rifle primers
LC brass
2.240" with a slight crimp

68gr HPBT
AA2230 =23.0gr
winchester primers
LC brass
2.245

77gr HPBT
IMR 8208 XBR =22.8gr
Winchester primers
Winchester brass
2.255" light crimp

Tested at 340 mtrs
18 deg.C

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Posted: 2/3/2012 8:21:37 AM EST
Originally Posted By vranasaurus:
Remington 7 1/2 Primer
Lake City Case
24.5 grains Varget
77 grn Sierra MK



+1

Also, 24.0 RE-15 for alternate powder to the above.
Magazine length.
(always work your way up to this level before jumping in too quickly, YMMV)
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Posted: 2/4/2012 1:40:32 PM EST
I have a RRA Predator Pursuit with a 1 in 8 16" barrel. At 100 yards it can put ten 69 gr Sierra Matchkings in one ragged hole that it the same size as a dime.

LC 11 Brass
Federal Match Primers
25.6 gr Varget
2.260 length
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