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Posted: 9/7/2010 11:34:55 AM EDT
I'm about to start reloading .223 / 5.56 on my Dillon 650. I have the conversion kit and the actual Dillon die set.

I'll be loading 68 grain Match Kings and firing them from a 16" long 1:7 barrel.

I imagine there is a very "figured out" load for this combo. I target shoot with the gun, but I may take out a 4-legger here and there, or, God forbid an attacking 2-legger...so I'd like to load both lighter target loads as well as hot self defense / hunting loads. I have a huge supply of both Hornady and Remington brass, and I prefer VV powders...or anything that burns super clean.

Any advice? I understand the legal ramificaions of reloading data and have read the sticky.

Thanks for any help!
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 11:42:25 AM EDT
Check out the database stickied in the forum...

I like TAC powder for the Dillon 650. Cheap, good powder that meters like a dream in the 650.

- AG
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 11:59:35 AM EDT
I have done quite a bit of reloading for the 69 Sierra, and had very good luck with BL-C(2). If you can find it, RL-12 was also very accurate.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 1:12:06 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 3:25:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Wingman26:
In Glen Zedeker's book "The Accurate AR15" he points out BLC2 for particular attention, unfortunately it isn't a recommendation, in the entire book he only warns against one powder for 223, and that's BLC2, he calls it "spooky under the sun", not exactly a glowing recommendation!

If you want to use it, it's temperature sensitive so keep your loads on the moderate side.


Varget is supposed to be better in temp swings.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:35:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 4:36:09 PM EDT by EWP]
Ramshot Load Data

223 Remington 1 in 7 or 9 twist barrel

Barrel: 24", Twist 1-7" or 1-9", Primer FED 205

TAC––- 68 HDY BTHP––- 23.0––- 2,714––- 25.5––- 3,015––- 52,580––- 2.260
TAC––- 69 SIE HPBT–––– 22.7––- 2,704––- 25.2––- 3,004––- 51,780––- 2.260
TAC––- 75 HDY BTHP––– 21.2––- 2,511––- 23.6––- 2,790––- 50,760––- 2.260
TAC––- 77 NOS HPBT––– 21.2–––– 2,515––- 23.5–– 2,794––- 52,500––- 2.260
TAC––- 80 SIE HPBT––––20.7–––– 2,444––- 23.0–– -2,715––- 53,500––- 2.260
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