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Old January 25, 2013, 11:41 AM   #1
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loading nosler varmageddon 55 gr oal ?

You guys that load nosler 55 gr varmageddon bullets for your AR 15, what OAL gives you the best accuracy ? I am loading them with 24.0 gr of H335 and a CCI #41 primer. I have found little difference when using 2.225 and 2.250 OAL. 2.250 seems to be a shade better. I am not sure why accuracy would be close using both OAL's.
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Old January 25, 2013, 11:56 AM   #2
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What are your groups looking like? What are you expecting to get?
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Old January 25, 2013, 12:27 PM   #3
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groups are under 1 inch @ 100 yds, I would like to get them down to 1/2 inch.
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Old January 25, 2013, 02:51 PM   #4
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Is this from a 16" barrel? If yes then continue with that load.


4 MOA Accuracy is MILSPEC standard shooting 55g NATO ammo so your already doing pretty well.

My AR also shoots at or under to 1 MOA at 100 yards with 40g Z-max but, with 55g FMJ's it's closer to 1.5-2 MOA.
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Old January 25, 2013, 03:48 PM   #5
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I'm Not sure you can get much longer than 2.250" in an AR magazine? Anyway, that is the length I seat my Nosler Balistic Tip .223 ammo. Seems to shoot well for me at <1MOA. I have always been satisfied with that grouping!
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Old January 25, 2013, 04:44 PM   #6
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2.24 so far, just started using Nosler BT bullets. Seems to work OK so far.



I will have to see what it does with a scope off a rest, rather than off the elbows with iron sights.
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Old January 29, 2013, 09:27 PM   #7
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Thank you for the replies, I appreciate it.
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