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FNewbie
02-02-2006, 04:59 PM
I have a friend who offered to reload my brass for me useing .223 and as much as I want free reloads, I thought I'de run the idea past all the veteran reloaders out there. let me know what you think!

btown02
02-02-2006, 05:11 PM
I have a friend who offered to reload my brass for me useing .223 and as much as I want free reloads, I thought I'de run the idea past all the veteran reloaders out there. let me know what you think!
There are several posts in the reloading section where the members are reloading using .223 rounds. Load data has been posted on a few.

p99guy
02-02-2006, 05:49 PM
.223 Remington bullets are really .224 dia and typically heavier than the 5.7 case is normally loaded with, except when building heavy bulleted sub sonic loads.
the normal range is 28 to 40 gr bullets......and the most common in the .223Rem is 55-62 gr.

FNewbie
02-03-2006, 12:34 PM
Thanks for the responses boys. I, not being at all literate in the reloading genre, just thought it a little strange that there was any room for leeway in slug size (even if it's only .001 :) ) I've found some .223 slugs for sale that are 50grain that I will be sending to my friend. I've tried to find the powder amounts for SB 193 since this seems to be the 5.7 bullet closest to what my relaods are going to be. I dont really care if the reloaded rounds are subsonic, actually I would like to know what the safest maximum powder amount would be to get the .223 speeding on its way. Anybody have some powder suggestions I could forward to my reloading friend?

Rnelson11
02-04-2006, 05:30 AM
I've been testing loads using 55 grain bullets. Before I received my Sierra Gameking bullets I pulled 20 from my AR15 ammo. By the way, they are both listed as .224 diameter. I've used both HS6 and AA7 powder. The AA7 seemed a little slow since I split several cases. The HS6 does very well. The minimum load is about 3.7 grains which pushes the bullet to about 1050 fps. I've loaded up to 4.9 grains which gives about 1375 fps. I saw no signs of high pressure and plan to load 5.1 and 5.3 grains today.

I also received my 3N37 powder this week and plan to test it as well. It's about halfway between HS6 and AA7 on the burn chart and should do well since you normally use a slower powder for heavier bullets.

748
02-04-2006, 08:47 AM
I am useing Accurate No. 7 in my 230gr 45ACP+P rounds, it is clean burning even in my low 23,000psi+ range and makes a big muzzel flash.
I bought Accurate No. 9 to load 5.7's. I have not used it to load any thing yet.
I might try and load some brutal 230gr 45ACP+P loads in the next day or 2.
The loads I have gotten off this sight for 5.7 + AA No. 9 are...
7.0gr of No. 9, a CCI small mag pistol primer and a 35gr V-Max bullet.
Velocity is 2420fps
Load range is 6.9 to 7.1 gr of powder.
The other one is..
A 55gr FMJ-BT, same primer, same powder.
6.6gr should push the bullet along at 1450fps.
Load range is 6.5gr to 6.8gr
These are old loads I got the off the first or second page of reloading posts from this site.

p99guy
02-04-2006, 09:12 AM
FNnewbie....caliber names all to often dont reflect what they really are once you whup out the calipers. 218 Bee, .221 Fireball,222 Remington,222Remington Magnum= .224, .38Special=.357 Its confusing to say the least at times.

the .22 Hornet has been bored for .223(early), and currently .224 diameter bullets!