i need some reloading data for .223

Discussion in 'Guns & Ammo' started by JBMan, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. JBMan

    JBMan New Member

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    Nov 16, 2004
    Jackson
    i need an accurate 60 -68 grain bullet behind____ grains of ____ powder that will give me velcocity somewhere between 2900 and 3000 fps.

    please help!
     
  2. Big John

    Big John New Member

    Oct 24, 2003
    Hornady 60 Gr. Spire point Win 748 powder 24.3 GR. @ 2900 fps 25.4 GR. @3000 fps. These are NOT MAX LOADS.
     

  3. glennasher1

    glennasher1 Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2004
    Radcliff, KY
    25.5 Varget with 69 Matchkings works well, maybe a little faster than that.
    24.5 AA-2230-C (NOT regular 2230) runs around 2900fps in a 24" bbl.
    I've used these loads in matches at 200 yards, shooting at eggs, and at PDs in heavy wind, in SD. H-335 and 748 will work as well, though they don't burn as cleanly, at least in my rifle. You should have at least a 1-9" twist barrel to stabilize those bullets......
     
  4. winger

    winger New Member

    Oct 24, 2003
    one of my favorite loads in .223 is the 40 gr. v max with 27 gr. of 748. tese are tack drivers out of my howa. will do a job of p dogs and coyotes. for 60 gr. v max 26 gr. of 748 will move it a little over 3000 fps.
     
  5. Mule

    Mule Well-Known Member

    Sep 27, 2003
    Franklin County, MO
    H4895 25gr under a WW 64gr PP

    With Seirra 69gr BTHP I am using up the last of my AA2200:dancin:
     
  6. glennasher1

    glennasher1 Well-Known Member

    Sep 16, 2004
    Radcliff, KY
    Hey, Mule, you know where I can find some of that 2200? I have had several people recommend it for the .221 Fireball I just bought. I haven't seen any for years and years, and yeah, I know it only comes in 8 pound jugs..... just like the 2230-C I like in my .223s...... I think an 8 pounder would last a LONNNGGGG time, feeding a Fireball......
     
  7. JBMan

    JBMan New Member

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    Nov 16, 2004
    Jackson
    thanks, my loadbooks aint in yet.... this gives me something to work with.:eek: