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Old January 19, 2013, 02:28 PM   #1
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OK, a bit over dramatic maybe. But small rifle primers have been generally unavailable here for quite a while. Today I unexpectedly found Remington primers and bought 2000.

I've loaded .30-06 for decades. Now I'm ready to try .223, though my cases are all 5.56mm. I bought my rifle the day after the election. Since ammo has been scarce I've only fired one load, PMC 55gr FMJ, which it seemed to shoot pretty well. My rifle has a 1 in 7 twist.

I'm looking for good bullet/powder starting recommendations. I'm not going to shoot competitively, so I'm not looking for the ultimate in accuracy. I want something that's potent enough for personal defense, accurate enough for some metallic silhouette plinking and maybe an occasional coyote.

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