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Old May 28, 2007, 02:32 PM   #1
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Good .223 load data for auto's ????

First of all thank you to everyone who helped me out with the .223 brass& dies posts. I have found this site is a wealth of knowledge, and a great tool for beginers like myself. I have yet another .223 Question!!!!
I have 3 lbs of 4198, 3lbs of 4895, 1lb of 3031, 1lb of 748,and 1lb of 4320. I have about 900 55g fmj's, and 700 53g siera hollowpoints. I want to "work up" a nice accurate 53g hp round for my Stevens 200, and load the 55g fmj for my Mini's and AR. I need some advice on what powder & load I should try that will reliably opperate my Auto's. Since I have the most of 4198 & 4895 I would like to use that if possable. any Ideas? It will just be used for plinking, having fun, and the occasional Varmint.

I also am curious of any decent varmint loads with a 53g hp. in a Bolt action with 3031,748,or4320

Thanks in advance.
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Old May 28, 2007, 04:37 PM   #2
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Get a good manual like Seirra # 7. Or one of the LOAD BOOKS. You must get and use reliable data untill you know what your loads are doing. There is a ton of info on the net, but it needs to be compared with real data before you even think about it. As each rifle is an individual, so is the data you develop for yours.
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Old May 28, 2007, 06:05 PM   #3
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Well I have never loaded a round with a bullet weight less than 69 grains. Saturday though, I was in the pits next to a bud High Master and was talking about bullets. He had had excellent results with those 52 ish grain varmit bullets and H4895. Since 4895 and H4895 are similiar, but not identical, you should get excellent results with your IMR 4895.

I believe I got excellent results with 69's between 24.0 and 24.5 grains IMR 4895. I would say, in you gas gun. start at 24.0 and see what happens. I don't think you should attempt to load more than 25.0 grains. Should shoot great.
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