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Old May 7, 2007, 12:05 PM   #1
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40 Grain .223 load.

Hey all, when I normally put a load together I will press nine or twelve together, go to the range, fire them, make adjustments and repeat. I don't have time for that today because I am going varmint hunting tomorrow. I am asking for some input on your favorite 40 Grain load with a bolt action rifle. They will be going through the Savage Model 12FVSS. The bullets I am using are Nosler 40Grain Ballistic Tip. I know I could just pick a load out of a book but if there is anything out there that you might have that is tried, tested and true that would be great.

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Old May 7, 2007, 12:18 PM   #2
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I use 26.4 grs 2230 under that bullet in my Remington Varminter. It shoots under .5" at 100 yds. It is a max load per Accurate data. Otherwise, 25.0 grs of 2230 under any 55 gr bullet will get under an inch out of any 223 I've ever put it in- bolt or auto.
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Old May 7, 2007, 12:27 PM   #3
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A friend of mine's favorite is a 40 grain siera with 25 grains of imr4064. They shoot great (5/8") in my Stevens 200 .223
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