Work up load testing

Work up load testing

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    Work up load testing

    I got out today and shot 20 rounds of 55 grain 223. I worked up from low to medium powder charge to see what should work for a basic target/ training load. Using h335 powder it seems 24.5 grains works well and isn't going to beat up the brass. No issues and great to be out in the sun.
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    Finally got some sun, huh? Nice way to celebrate Spring!

    As of last week I've got a couple thousand 55 gr 223 bullets to go along with my pile of used brass and untouched case of SR primers. Now if I could just find some powder!
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    Took me about a month to find powder locally, luckily I did. I scored some pulled 55 grain bullets for short range work, they seem to work well enough.
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    I got out and did some shooting too. I feel like I'm coming out of hibernation after this long cold winter.

    I am going to work up some .223 loads this week as well.

    How much H335 did you find? Were you able to stock up or is the supply short term?
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    Just for us reloaders I have two 1lb bottles of 335 still sealed. I do not reload rifle anymore any body around ft myers needs it let me know

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    Good on ya', Rocky.

    I too am fine with 55 grain bullets in my AR 15. It has a 1-12 twist and eats 'em like candy.

    Sounds like quite a good load. It's nice to have stable full of moderate loads worked up for general purpose use.
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    while .22lr is hard to find, it can be done (at 8-10c per round) if you are persistant and know how and where to look. While that seems "exhorbitant" to many people, it's a lot cheaper than 223 ammo. Ciener's .22lr conversion unit for the AR-15 is $200, with the 30 rd mag. For snapshooting practice to 75m, it works just fine, and it's accurate enough for small game taking, too. I've owned half a dozen over the years, seen as many more in the hands of friends. All seem to group 2" at 50 yds or better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quix View Post
    while .22lr is hard to find, it can be done (at 8-10c per round) if you are persistant and know how and where to look. While that seems "exhorbitant" to many people, it's a lot cheaper than 223 ammo. Ciener's .22lr conversion unit for the AR-15 is $200, with the 30 rd mag. For snapshooting practice to 75m, it works just fine, and it's accurate enough for small game taking, too. I've owned half a dozen over the years, seen as many more in the hands of friends. All seem to group 2" at 50 yds or better.
    The heck with rimfire ammo if you have a 223. Just use Unique powder and a 45-55 weight bullet and you can load them from 22 long rifle to 22 mag velocities. Just use the lead bullet data. Very accurate and great for squirrels or whatever.
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    Try a few 50gr SX bullets in front of a charge of Unique. About as cheap a plinking/small game round as can be found.

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    Glad it is working for you. I've been doing the same with AR-Comp.
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