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Old April 13, 2008, 05:34 PM   #1
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need help with .223 load

I just bought 65 grain seirra spitzer boat tail bullets for my .223 bolt action and I cant seem to find load data anywhere. I'm using varget powder and was wondering if anyone new the starting grains and max grains. Thanks in advance.
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Old April 13, 2008, 09:28 PM   #2
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This doesn't give stating and max, but it will be a start. Be sure to start low and work up slowly.

http://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=206
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Old April 14, 2008, 04:07 AM   #3
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That is what I'm loading, Sierra Game King and Varget only for my Bushmaster. I had the same question and ended up e-mailing Sierra. They said to use the 63gr loading data and so thats what I've been using.

Check their web site and you can download/print out the data, I think. They e-mailed me the data.
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Old April 14, 2008, 12:54 PM   #4
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Check their web site and you can download/print out the data, I think. They e-mailed me the data.
Sierra has been pretty good about emailing you a PDF file for specific cartridge data in response to email inquiries. However, I don't think you can donwload from their site. Obviously Sierra wants to sell their reloading manuals.....
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Old April 14, 2008, 03:26 PM   #5
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Lots of 223 info here including Sierra data for AR‘s and separate data for bolt guns -

http://www.6mmbr.com/223Rem.html


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Old April 14, 2008, 06:55 PM   #6
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Use the data for 63 grainers and back it down at least 1/2 grain to 1 full grain for maximum. Stick with H335 or WW 748 or similar powders and all should be fine.
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Old April 15, 2008, 10:44 PM   #7
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That's odd- I had no trouble finding it in the Sierra manual--page 220
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