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Old April 20, 2005, 04:55 PM   #1
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.223 Rem loads for a 1-14" boltaction

Hi, I got a Rem 660 carbine that was rechambered from a triple duece / .222 at the beginning of march. I have got a reasonable selection of powders, I load for a .17 rem, a 250 sav and 2, 7mm08's plus a few other larger case /slower burn powders. It had been bedded and and has a trigger job that is nice. Some of the local police officers used this combo to qualify for .223, so there is at least 1 more in town. A change of rules has changed the quals, and I think they need to use a AR clone. Anyway mine came from a local gun shop ( consignment)with no load data, even though I asked them to ask the owner.
This will be a light carry gun for fun, plinking, pest control, varmints, small game and maybe coyote. I had 3 position training in H.S. Rotc and H.S. 3 position league competition. I would like to wring some accuracy and shoot some small pukas ( hawaiian for holes "0" ) at the range too. I have a Rem 7 sts (been camo'ed) in 7mm-08 for a light carry gun of larger caliber when needed for more muscle (ie. bigger coyotes, speed goats, deer etc.) so this gun does not need to cover a broad range of needs. Also, Anybody got some light gain loads to with the new lighter hornady v-max's..
thanks... ...b
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Old April 21, 2005, 09:48 AM   #2
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Without dreaming up recipes for you, I can point out that the .222 Magnum has (Had? I don't know if any are being made now.) a 14 inch twist and was factory loaded with 55 grain flatbase spitzers. So any published load for a 50 to 55 grain bullet in .223 should work just fine. I am not real strong on the current crop of flyweight bullets.
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Old April 21, 2005, 10:19 PM   #3
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Here is some info I noted after a session with a Rem 788 - it has a slow 14" twist in the 223 caliber. This is from a 100 yard range. It doesn't have any of the current crop of 35/40gr bullets but the following worked ok for me.

52 gr Nostler, 27 gr Win 748 .5” group 2” high at 100yds
55 gr Horn SX, 26.5 gr H335 horiz group centered 1.75” high
53 gr Sierra match 27.5 gr Win 748 a 1” group approx 1.5” high
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Old April 22, 2005, 01:26 PM   #4
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Thanks Jim & Longspurr, I appreciate the info and I will print out the page and put it in my 3 ring binder for this rifle... ...safehands / ...ben
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Old April 23, 2005, 06:59 AM   #5
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I happen to like the speer #1023 bullet, 45 grains, made for the .22 hornet.
It has an extremely thin jacket and soft point (Made to expand violently at 2650 FPS, hornet velocities.), and has been very, very accurate for my rem 700VS (1:14), combined with H4198 in .223 rem.
Start COL at around 2.155, and at about 21 grains of H4198.
I stamped out about 40 billiondy gazillion a few years back, and don't think I'll need to look up that load data for a long time.....
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Old April 25, 2005, 08:45 AM   #6
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.223 Remmington with 1-14 twist load

.223 Remmington with 1-14 twist load
Wife's Ruger with a regular barrel [55 grain bullet].
26.5 to 27.5 grains of Winchester 748

My Ultra-Lite [Pencil Thin barrel]
55 grain bullet...21.5 grains of Winchester 748
60 grain bullett...25.0 grains of Winchester 748
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