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Old February 3, 2011, 09:49 AM   #26
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Most of the time for anything over 55 grain 223's I use H-4895 basicly on Hornady 75 grain A-Max with outstanding resuts sub MOA at 100 yards from a bolt gun.

Recently I started using IMR 8208 XBR for 60 grain V-Max's out of my AR and got great results.

There are a lot of good choices, these are mine.

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Old February 3, 2011, 10:24 AM   #27
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Darkgael--- Bench rest and Will not mention sights as ,don't need to start another trash debate. It's a 10-40x50 scope though.
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Old February 3, 2011, 10:03 PM   #28
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yep

4runner: I hear that OK. I thought, maybe, with all the talk about highpower and .223, etc., that you were doing in slinged up from prone position with irons.
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Old February 4, 2011, 07:29 AM   #29
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4runner: I hear that OK. I thought, maybe, with all the talk about highpower and .223, etc., that you were doing in slinged up from prone position with irons.
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Oh God would that be nice No it's a home made wooden box with 2 v slots cut in it.Looks like hel- ,but works great.
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Old February 4, 2011, 07:35 AM   #30
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It depends

My RRA Varminter really likes Varget and Benchmark for 69gr. During the Panic of 2008/2009 it was very difficult find Varget, so I tried Benchmark. I feel Benchmark is cleaner, and in the Midwest, easy to find. YRMV
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Old February 4, 2011, 08:31 AM   #31
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I use Benchmark in my RRA with good results. 68 or 69 grn with 23.3 grns. @ about 2950fps.

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Old February 4, 2011, 01:45 PM   #32
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I have a DDM4 with a 1:7 twist and I use 69gr SMKs. I have great Success with Varget and RL-15. Nothing else has ever come close for me.
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Old February 6, 2011, 03:16 PM   #33
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I have been getting great results with 8208xbr useing a 69gn NCC.my charge is 24.0gn's with a CCI 450 primer all in Lapua brass.the C.O.A.L. is 2.290 and out to 300 yards I have been getting 1.5 inch 15 shot groups.but at 100 its just one ragged hole.so fare at 500 with bad wind I can get a 4-5 inch group with 15 shots.just need a good wind free day to see if the group will get any better at 500.
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Old February 6, 2011, 05:19 PM   #34
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Look at my thread on the same topic. I got good results with 22.5g of H335 with 69g SMK HPBT
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Old October 4, 2012, 04:37 PM   #35
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69 gr Sierra BTHP

Using my 1:8 upper with 16" bbl. I have moa results with 23.5 gr of VVN135. I was told MOST AR's shoot well with that load. 69gr sierra bthp, LC brass, Federal match primers Loaded length to fit magazine.
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Old October 5, 2012, 06:47 PM   #36
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i load the 69gr matchking with 24.5grs of varget or 25grs of cfe223. these are the most accurate loads with that bullet out of my ARs.
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Old October 30, 2012, 03:26 PM   #37
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Funny bc Varget behind the 69gr didnt shoot worth a darn for me. Rx15 did a little better. H335 even faired better. Rfiles are like personalities. Every one is different
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Old October 30, 2012, 09:10 PM   #38
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just curious as to how the 75-77 gr would do through a 1:8 twist.... heard bad things, ....had probs at 300-600 with 75 gr. once, kinda wobbly, had to dial down the load and don't want to sacrifice velocity either. Varget always did well, especially with a milder 1:12 twister. but almost too well with the heavier .223 bullets and a faster twist than 1:10. read in other forums that the 77s over 2900 fps will really do some wierd stuff out of a 1:8, but i guess there's only one way to find out right??? .
Re: Twist - I shoot 75 gr Hornady HTBT in a 1:9 twist Savage bolt gun and find it very accurate out to 400 yds (as far as I can shoot at my range). That said, I am not supposed to get that kind of result according to this chart:
"Overall, what twist rate is best? For varminting we like a 12-twist. The slower twist will give you a bit more velocity, and minimize the risk of jacket failure at high rpms. For general use, an 8-twist barrel will let you shoot the excellent 77gr and 80gr Sierra MatchKings and nearly all varieties of non-tracer milsurp ammo. We’d only select a 1:7″ or faster twist barrel if we had a need to shoot the 90gr VLDs.
Barrel Twist Rate 1:14" 1:12” 1:9” 1:8” 1:7” or 1:6.5”
Max Bullet Weight 55gr FB 65gr FB 73gr BT BOgr BT 9Ogr BT VLD".
I am happy I can shoot 75's out of my 1:9, but I do not plan to spend money to by 80 or 90's just to try and push my luck.
http://www.accurateshooter.com/cartridge-guides/223rem/
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