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#3157781 - 02/09/13 07:37 PM Loading 223 ammo
mr.big
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John William has watched me load several thousand rounds of ammo and has been helping me prime cases and stuff for 2-3 years,I have let him seat quiet a few bullets also,

and now at the ripe old age of 9 he can work the powder dump pretty well also..

this batch is all his,,he neck sized,cleaned the primer pockets,primed cases,dumped powder and seated the bullets.

with the 69 SMK and 25 grs Varget load the case will not hold enough powder to be an over pressure load.

he said tomorrow we was gonna line up 4-5 milk jugs at 500 yards and see how many jugs it would take to stop the bullet..
check back tomorrow for range results.

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#3157858 - 02/09/13 08:33 PM Re: Loading 223 ammo [Re: mr.big]
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Congrats Mr B, looking very good there.

I taught my twins at age 13 to handload and I can tell it has helped them in other areas-like FOCUS, which most teens seem to have a problem with. Plus, the boys got bragging rights at school.

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#3157979 - 02/09/13 09:42 PM Re: Loading 223 ammo [Re: DaveB]
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Does he use the cross cut too?
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#3158024 - 02/09/13 10:01 PM Re: Loading 223 ammo [Re: KPH]
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Man i wish i had gotten started on rifle at that age!
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#3158071 - 02/09/13 10:38 PM Re: Loading 223 ammo [Re: Rockhound]
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Good stuff right there.
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#3158847 - 02/10/13 04:15 PM Re: Loading 223 ammo [Re: UPSman]
mr.big
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we didnt brave the weather and do any shooting today,,looks nasty from here,,
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#3158875 - 02/10/13 04:37 PM Re: Loading 223 ammo [Re: mr.big]
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#3159400 - 02/11/13 06:50 AM Re: Loading 223 ammo [Re: DaveB]
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mb, I just loaded some 223 this past weekend myself, for the first time. In your experience, what differences should I expect from 25gr, to 27gr per the speer manual specs, as far as accuracy, or, is it just going to be relative to the weapon I'm using and what IT likes mostly? Using Varget btw, and Sierra 55gr bt fmj bullets.
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#3159966 - 02/11/13 04:13 PM Re: Loading 223 ammo [Re: MUP]
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I could never get over 25.5 grs varget in a 223 case,,it shoots lights out but you can get more speed with H335 and shoots as well,,W748 is a good powder for 50-55 gr bullets also,,

I dont load anything lighter than the 65 Sierra any more..
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#3160572 - 02/12/13 04:43 AM Re: Loading 223 ammo [Re: mr.big]
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I've loaded test loads up to 26.5, but it is almost a compressed load looks like, with powder up to the neck. I still have yet to shoot them tho. Thanks for the info mb!
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