What bullets should I reload for 223? Ive heard that sierra 77 grains are the best but what is your approved?

What bullets should I reload for 223? I’ve heard that sierra 77 grains are the best but what is /k/ approved?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    yeah, you should only shoot match ammo, especially if all you do is punch paper at 50-100 yards.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      not op but if you're bothering to reload 223 at all yeah you're probably trying to do match. 223/556 aren't calibers you save money reloading in vs off the shelf cheapshit.

      as far as your question op yeah they're fine but 223 isn't something ive ever bothered to shoot for serious long distance accuracy so dunno if there's anything else. for 6mm/224/30cal etc I really like pva's seneca series, though make sure you have a barrel with a twist that can stabilize them

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      that's literally what match ammunition is for you fricking idiot

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >he thinks 100 yards is "precision" work

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why reload such a ubiquitous and cheap cartridge? How much money are you saving?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It’s fun, I use the press for my hunting cartridges anyway.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      try out RMR's 69 and 75 grains
      so far ive gotten pretty promising results with the 75, and theyre pretty cheap compared to the sierras

      cheapest 77gr rounds i can find atm are PSA's AACs at 62.5 cpr
      with reloading, itd be about 30-45 cpr

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        And how long does it take you to crank out a case of 1000?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          if i had a progressive press with press mounted powder throw and primer, i would guess it could be done over 2 days or so but i only have a turret press and electric measure so much longer than that
          my current flow is decap, wet tumble, size, clean again, trim and ream the primer pocket, then load. trimming and reaming is definitely the most labour intensive so i really want to get something like the mark 7 trimmer and maybe a primer swager for the press

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah so it doesn't really make any financial sense unless it's a hobby you're having fun with.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >Yeah so it doesn't really make any financial sense
              Kinda sorta but .223 match factory loads are sort of obscenely priced, if you need small batches for competitions or something and produce empty casings anyway, it can be a little cheaper if you're already into reloading

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            i'll ream your primer pocket beta b***h boy

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Why reload such a ubiquitous and cheap cartridge?
      Because it's fun
      >How much money are you saving?
      Not much, but it's fun

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hijacking OP's thread to ask, is there any way a private individual can buy corrosive small rifle primers?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Hypothetically how would a 40 grain hollow point ballistic tip bubba screamer out of a 22 inch barrel perform?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If loaded properly it’d be about 3800 fps and would almost explode upon hitting soft tissue. Probably a very gnarly but shallow wound cavity

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        3600 fps

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What bullets should I reload for 223?
    What is your goal? Cheap plinking ammo? Super accurate target/match ammo? Hunting? If so, what kind of game? Defense? Different kinds of projectiles exist for different purposes.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    77SMKs give my shitty little ruger 556 a 0.75moa
    and they say 1-8 twist isn't appropriate

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      It's black magic what rounds and bullets will work
      55gr bulk anything groups like shit out of my 1:7 20" barrel
      55gr Sako hunting rounds on the other hand are basically perfect

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Ballistics is amazing isn’t it?
        This tiny hunk of metal propelled to crazy speed, imparted with a twist, and you get wildly different results just from a slightly different shape

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That's because your bulk bullets are short lead bullets which weren't meant for such a fast twist while the Sako is probably solid copper long bullet meant to comply with European lead-free hunting regulations which actually requires a faster twist

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you should load tandem rounds
    .224 bullet in front (base drilled out)
    .17 bullet in back (attached via wax)

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Best really depends on what you want to do.
    I reload 223 because I want the best accuracy with the bullet I like most for hunting, and for my 223 hunting rifle that is a Hornady 88 ELD, so that is "best".
    Those don't fit in an AR mag so not only are they not best there they don't work at all. I generally don't reload for ARs but when I did I loaded Barnes 62 TSXs for hunting and Hornady 75 BTHPs for target. Those latter weren't that much better accuracy wise than factory loads so I quit, and I mostly just whiz shit downrange with ARs now or ring steel and any factory stuff is good enough for that.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >What bullets should I reload for 223?
    For what? Hunting? Target shooting?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The Best really depends on what you want to do.
      I reload 223 because I want the best accuracy with the bullet I like most for hunting, and for my 223 hunting rifle that is a Hornady 88 ELD, so that is "best".
      Those don't fit in an AR mag so not only are they not best there they don't work at all. I generally don't reload for ARs but when I did I loaded Barnes 62 TSXs for hunting and Hornady 75 BTHPs for target. Those latter weren't that much better accuracy wise than factory loads so I quit, and I mostly just whiz shit downrange with ARs now or ring steel and any factory stuff is good enough for that.

      >What bullets should I reload for 223?
      What is your goal? Cheap plinking ammo? Super accurate target/match ammo? Hunting? If so, what kind of game? Defense? Different kinds of projectiles exist for different purposes.

      try out RMR's 69 and 75 grains
      so far ive gotten pretty promising results with the 75, and theyre pretty cheap compared to the sierras

      cheapest 77gr rounds i can find atm are PSA's AACs at 62.5 cpr
      with reloading, itd be about 30-45 cpr

      My apologies for not specifying my purposes.
      In order to make this for a variety of people. What’s your favorite reloading bullet for the following?
      >precision shooting
      >cheap practice
      >hunting deer
      >varmint control
      >self defense against humans

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Hornady ELD-VT 62g
        >Hornady ELD-VT 62g
        >Hornady ELD-VT 62g
        >Hornady ELD-VT 62g
        >Hornady ELD-VT 62g

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Get something that’ll fragment and go ballistic with acceptable accuracy.

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