Just bought some of this, hopin to try it out very soon...
What load are you using with this Mule?[/rquote]
I'll check my log book tonight and post up for you.
26.0gr Sierra 55gr BTHP
25.5gr Nosler 60gr Partition
23.5gr Sierra 69gr BTHP
Primers CCI BR4
All shot from a Mini-14
Thanks, accurate's website has this for 55 gr bullets.
Pwdr start gr Vel. Max gr Vel. CUP/Psi
2230 22.5 2773 25.0 3152 51055
Rifle was a 24" barreled wilson, they did not give twist rate.
I was thinkin about starting at 23gr's and moving up from there....:thinking:[/rquote]
Looks like I'm running hot. I have used that load for at least 10 years. I will look through my old books this weekend and try to find out where I came up with that. Thanks![/rquote]
My 55 gr load comes from the 5th Edition Loading Guide for Accurate Smokeless Powders- a freebee given to me by Mike Graf in 1992.
For AA2230 powder in the 223 Remington and 55 gr bullets a starting load of 24.6gr is listed along with a max load of 27.3gr for a velocity of 3450 from a 24inch tube.
Looking to my Accurate Loading Guide Number Two-published in 2000. 223 Remington with a 55 gr Nosler SPBT using AA2230 starting load is 23.4gr, max load is 26.0 for a velocity of 3216 from a 24 inch tube.
Eighteen years later Max load is 25.0 grains, only 0.4gr more than the old starting load. I didn't know I was living dangerously.
Just depends what i want,if i want speed and safe pressue i use TAC Powder with 55 grn or 62 grn pills,But AA2230,H335,BLC2,3031,Varget,4064,4895 also works very well,But another powder i use for plinking is RE7 but it is a very fast powder and you have to be very safe as you can double charge a case very easy if your not 120% paying attention.
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