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Old April 21, 2012, 04:39 PM   #1
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.223 cal 55 gr Hornady Vmax load data needed

I plan on working up loads for 55 gr Vmax using Winchester 748 powder. I have a pile of reloading books, but Hornady is not one of them. Does anyone have a reference for starting and max loads?
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Old April 21, 2012, 06:48 PM   #2
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From the book of Hornady, 7th edition.

55 gr v max using w 748

minimum load
22.7 gr for 2800 fps
23.7 gr for 2900 fps
24.6 gr for 3000 fps
max load
25.5 gr for 3100 fps


I shoot the same bullet but I use H335 at 22.7 gr and get superb accuracy.
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Old April 21, 2012, 08:01 PM   #3
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Thank you er775, I appreciate the information.

Interesting how the range is much less than that for a FMJ.
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Old April 21, 2012, 10:35 PM   #4
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I use H-335 as well. I use the Nostler guide's accuracy load of 25.0 grains with a standard Small Rifle Primer. They shoot way better than I can milk them for.
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Old April 21, 2012, 11:19 PM   #5
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From Hornady 8th Addition

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Old April 22, 2012, 02:39 AM   #6
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Interesting how Hodgdon's and Hornady's load data for the same powder, weight bullet and OAL is so different. I have always used 25.0 grains of H-335 for the V-Max with excelent results and no over-pressure in an AR. It is pretty much my standard load.

Now the question is whom do we believe, Hodgdon or Hornady??

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Old April 22, 2012, 08:49 AM   #7
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Interesting how Hodgdon's and Hornady's load data for the same powder, weight bullet and OAL is so different. I have always used 25.0 grains of H-335 for the V-Max with excelent results and no over-pressure in an AR. It is pretty much my standard load.

Now the question is whom do we believe, Hodgdon or Hornady??
Jim, here is Nosler's data and it agrees with your 25.0g of H-335, it even says it's the most accurate. Also take note that Nosler does not list a OAL for the load.

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Old April 22, 2012, 09:17 AM   #8
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Another excellent source for load data is:

http://www.loaddata.com
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Old October 20, 2014, 03:40 PM   #9
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Hey guys, I was just wondering if anyone had any load data for my 223 tikka t3??? I've just bought some new hornady v max 55gr tips and had some adi benchmark2 laying around but can't find any load data.

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Old October 20, 2014, 04:57 PM   #10
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Hornady #9 min load for Win 748 is 22.7, max (in red) is 26.4 grains.

Thommo, try ADI's website. Failing that, I think benchmark 2 is what the Yanks just call Benchmark, in which case 21.6 grains is starting and 24.5 grains is max per Hornady, but confirm that for yourself at the ADI site before loading anything up.
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Old October 20, 2014, 08:32 PM   #11
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I load 25 grs of 748 under a 55 gr zmax. Not sure just how accurate it is but it cycles my ar and hit center mass at 100 yards with iron sights.
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