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#3089436 - 12/20/12 10:11 PM who handloads for there AR?
Rockhound
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Ive heard mixed reviews on crimping 223 loads in an AR, what do you guys think? Also who loads for a 1 in 8 twist barrel and what size bullets work best?
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#3089491 - 12/20/12 10:55 PM Re: who handloads for there AR? [Re: Rockhound]
Plateau Hunter
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I reload for my ARs- for coyotes I generally use a 50 or 55g TNT over 748, Varget, or X-terminator more recently. I use Winchester 64g PPs for my .223 deer loads. My rifle has a 1/9" twist. I use a light crimp for my AR loads because it makes me 'feel' better; I think most people don't crimp.
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#3089618 - 12/21/12 06:33 AM Re: who handloads for there AR? [Re: Plateau Hunter]
Mausermeister
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I loaded for years without crimping. Then I got a Lee factory crimp die in a bunch of stuff at a yard sale. I now have them for everything I load. Variations in velocities on my crimped loads were about half that of uncrimped loads. Also you can just crimp instead of seating bullets out to the lands on target loads.
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#3089633 - 12/21/12 06:43 AM Re: who handloads for there AR? [Re: Mausermeister]
Rockhound
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Do you guys load mag length on most everything? 2.26 is what I've read
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#3089678 - 12/21/12 07:14 AM Re: who handloads for there AR? [Re: Rockhound]
bjohnson
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Give ramshot Tac a try, people get good velocities with it.
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#3089734 - 12/21/12 07:52 AM Re: who handloads for there AR? [Re: bjohnson]
Sako
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Do you mean Their AR
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#3089859 - 12/21/12 08:57 AM Re: who handloads for there AR? [Re: Sako]
Rockhound
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 Originally Posted By: Sako
Do you mean Their AR


Shut it \:D
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#3089960 - 12/21/12 09:31 AM Re: who handloads for there AR? [Re: Rockhound]
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for plinking ammo I use the 55 Hornady FMJ and 26.5 Varget,,for anything serious I use the 69 SMK and 25 grs Varget,,and no I dont crimp
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#3090172 - 12/21/12 11:22 AM Re: who handloads for there AR? [Re: mr.big]
vonb
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My goto p-dog load for all .223s I have:

Hornady 55 gr VMAX
25 gr Benchmark
2.260 OAL
Various brass (mostly domestic manufacturers)

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#3091765 - 12/22/12 08:44 PM Re: who handloads for there AR? [Re: vonb]
MWoodard
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For long range target shooting

24.5 grains of varget with a 68 grain hornady BTHP

For coyotes

24.0 grains of benchmark with a 55 grain ballistic tip.

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