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Old March 14, 2012, 06:51 PM   #1
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.223 Hornady 55gr. V-Max bullet loads with Win.748

Anybody got any suggestions with the listed components? I understand that one can not count the tip as part of the o.a.l.? Have never used these bullets. Don't have a new Hornady manual, so these bullets are not listed.
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Old March 14, 2012, 09:48 PM   #2
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Accurate lists OAL of 223 Remington with a 55 grain V-max as 2.260".

Honestly just use the 748 load data for 55 grain bullets. I know that everyone here has a different amount of reloading experience but the weight of the bullet is far more important than the specific profile of it. You are going to reduce the load to 90% and watch pressure signs as you work up anyway right?
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Old March 14, 2012, 09:53 PM   #3
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Can't count the tip as oal

Book oal means little unless you just want to make rounds to factory specs.

Find what works best for your rifle. That is what handloading is all about. Custom loads taylored for your gun.
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Old March 14, 2012, 10:32 PM   #4
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With 55 grainers I run 26.6 grains of 748 (for my 20in with Wylde chamber) for 3013fps and 26.3 grains of 748 (for my 18in with 5.56 chamber) for 2724fps. These loads are tailored for each weapon and are safe in my weapons with my components.

I stick to OAL including the tip. Mags don't care if it is plastic or not, got to fit.

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Old March 15, 2012, 09:50 AM   #5
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Thanks

Appreciate your time and effort. I'm just going for something close to factory specs as the rifle is 2000 miles away. Wish I had it here! I try to match my work to the bullet producer's specs, but as I said, my Hornady manual is an older version and what I hear about the new version is that it is a history book as much as a manual. Best of shooting to everyone! Try to always be cognizant of pressure signs. That's one of the reasons I am watching my loads so closely.
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Old March 15, 2012, 11:39 PM   #6
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Anybody got any suggestions with the listed components? I understand that one can not count the tip as part of the o.a.l.? Have never used these bullets. Don't have a new Hornady manual, so these bullets are not listed.
Why would you not measure off the tips? Not any different that a bal tip round, anyhow
page # 165 of the new hornady book reads as follows
item#22271 v-max
B.C.-0.255 COL-2.250
AND LIST THE FOLLOWING FOR W748
22.7gr= 2800fps min...
23.7gr= 2900fps
24.6gr= 3000fps
25.5gr= 3100fps
26.4gr= 3200fps max...

I always use the Hornady compartator because it measures off the OGIVE instead of the tips.
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