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Posted: 2/14/2013 3:19:13 PM EDT
Has anybody loaded this combination for an AR?

There is a very wide discrepancy between Hornadays 8th edition manual and Hodgdons 2013 manual.

start load for Hornaday is 23gr. with a max load of 25.3gr.

start load for Hodgdon 21.5 with a max load of 23.6gr.

The only real difference is w/ the primers; a SR primer for Hodgdon and a WSR for the Hornaday load? and 2" more barrel for the Hornaday.

Has anyone else ran across this?
Link Posted: 2/14/2013 4:59:03 PM EDT
IIRC, Hornady is on the 9th, and the max charge is around 24 gr for .223 pressure.

They also list a 5.56 pressure load, and with 8208 the max is 24.4 at a COL of 2.200".

I'll check when I get home, but I've seen a lot of descrepencies in load data. Pay attention to the listed COL as well.
Link Posted: 2/14/2013 5:09:52 PM EDT
Both C.O.L. are the same. IIRC

Like stated before primer's are the only difference. I would like to see the 9th edition data if possible.
Link Posted: 2/14/2013 5:49:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2013 5:50:09 PM EDT by The_Accuser]
I'm looking at the 9th edition and for the 60 gr v-max with 8208 xbr they have a start load of 23 and a max of 25.3 with a COAL of 2.250". I would go by what Hornady has published.
Link Posted: 2/14/2013 7:24:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2013 6:43:16 AM EDT by bp7178]
The Hornady 9th lists a different COL for 5.56 pressure and that is 2.200" and a max for IMR 8208 XBR of 24.4 gr. for 3000 FPS from a 20" Colt barrel.

The .223 data lists 25.3 gr (max) at 3000 FPS with a COL of 2.250", but keep in mind it is shot with a 24" in the .223 loads.
Link Posted: 2/15/2013 1:56:56 AM EDT
Thanks guys!


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