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Posted: 3/26/2009 4:42:27 PM EDT
Okay guys have been reading your forum for a long time now. I just got my rcbs rock chucker kit, Lyman case trimmer, tumbler and other equipment. I just snagged 4,000 CCI 400 SR primers, 4,000 rounds of brass and 6 cans of H4895 and IMR 4895 Powder. So I am just about ready. I chose the 4895 based on the Hodgdon load chart for loading 40 Grain up to 90 grain bullets. So now I need to get the bullets take my time and start loading. I am not looking for superb accuracy just plinking with my son and his friends. So if I want to throw bullets at paper and other items for them to shoot, what grain bullets do I need to get. I ordered a stag 5.56 H2 upper from pete, It is a 1/9 twist. I have learned alot from you folks and I am taking my time loding and learning as I go. I appreciate the help and any comments
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 4:46:09 PM EDT
55gr fmj, try the hornadys, or you could get some surplus stuff. Not the most accurate bullet but you can usually find 1000 for around $79.
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 5:34:59 PM EDT
look on GB you can usually find 55gr FMJBT by the 1000. Don't, however, make the mistake I did and get ones that have been "pulled" down with claims of no marks. Trust me....
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 6:15:59 PM EDT
thanks for the help guys
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 6:31:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/26/2009 6:33:46 PM EDT by AeroE]
Link Posted: 3/26/2009 6:56:41 PM EDT
Start with 55 gr bullets. FMJBT or soft point. I recommend Hornaday's.

When you are ready for a powder that measures easy, try Tac, BLC2, AA-2230, H-335 or W-748. All ball powders.

Don't be afraid of pulled bullets, they shoot fine and save some money.

Good luck.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 10:28:38 AM EDT
55gr and a .223 Case Gage
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 10:48:57 AM EDT
I would respectfully suggest that you be very careful with those powders as a new loader. People can get confused as the numbers are way too similar.

Keep good notes and double check everything.

Try H335 or TAC
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 11:24:53 AM EDT
You're going to need more powder.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 12:52:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BlackOp:
You're going to need more powder.

ummmm what is this powder, you speak of?
I have not seen any.

Link Posted: 3/27/2009 1:43:31 PM EDT
Yes guys, I am going slow and using a single stage press and watching what powders I am using. Have looked all over the place for a case guage with no luck. Have 16 pounds of powder also coming from powder valley. so that will keep me busy for a while, lol. Thanks guys.
Link Posted: 3/27/2009 6:39:07 PM EDT
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