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Old August 26, 2012, 02:14 PM   #1
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.223 bullets

New here and to reloading I'm wondering whats the best bullets for reloading .223 for my AR15 which i will be mainly using for target shooting.
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Old August 26, 2012, 02:17 PM   #2
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check out Midway USA, they have some Dog town and Hornady on sale right now.
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Old August 26, 2012, 05:25 PM   #3
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If you are willing to buy in bulk quantities (and get free shipping) two other sources are:


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Old August 26, 2012, 05:33 PM   #4
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Need a little more info here like what twist rate is the barrel and what length is it?
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Old August 26, 2012, 05:58 PM   #5
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1/12 twist white oak 24" ss bull barrel
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Old August 26, 2012, 11:17 PM   #6
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Bullet information

Aside from this forum, your best source of bullet information comes from bullet manufacturers. Many, such as Sierra, provide specification and application for each bullet they manufacture and sell.

As for a .223 plinking bullet you can do quite well with Sierra's or other bullet maker's .224" 55gr FMJBT. I use this bullet in my Mini-14 for plinking and 10" steel plate shooting at 100 yds. Lot of fun.
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Old August 26, 2012, 11:36 PM   #7
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You will have to try a few to find out which ones works best for your rifle.

My 1-12 twist Rem 700 likes Hornady 55 gr V-max.
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Old August 29, 2012, 12:38 AM   #8
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Hornady Zmax or Vmax bullets are good
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