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Old June 1, 2001, 07:01 PM   #1
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Hey, just for fun try this load in the .223 Remington:

13 grains Blue Dot

40 grain bullet, (V-max, Ballistic tip, etc.)

The noise is like a 22 Mag but the velocity will be in the 3,000 FPS range. You can almost leave your ear muffs off. The point of impact will be very near a 50 grain or 55 grain standard load, you don't even need to change scope setting for varmint shooting.

It's a pleasant load, accurate and quiet. You can turn your .223 rifle into a Hornet with this ammo. Just never increase that 13 grains of Blue Dot powder charge in the .223.
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Old June 1, 2001, 09:11 PM   #2
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Old June 2, 2001, 04:14 AM   #3
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does it work the action of the AR????? Dick
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Old June 6, 2001, 08:32 AM   #4
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The load is for a bolt rifle, it will not cycle an autoloader.
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Old June 9, 2001, 03:44 PM   #5
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I tried the load and I'm IMPRESSED !!!!! useing my NEF single-shot and BSA scope I wacked a 3/4 inch group at about 125 yards, at 200 the group size swelled up to over 2 inches but I'm still happy with the short range results. real fun load to shoot but it still is loud enough to warrent ear plugs. thanks again
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Old June 11, 2001, 06:59 AM   #6
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Here is the way I "Squib" load the 223

There are several ways to down-load the 223.

You can load either 4.0 to 5.0 grains of Bullseye.

I use 5.6 grains of Unique [1850 feet per second].

You can use your "regular" powder by sending $5.00 to Lee for their SQUIB load program. If you have their MODERN RELOADING by Richard lee, you can find information for it on pages 90 to 93.
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