loading for ar 15


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djpullen
November 6, 2006, 02:29 PM
I have a 16" barreled car ar 15. I'm going to start reloading for it in the near future. I already have several pounds of IMR 4895 pull down powder. According to my lee book, they only show using IMR 4895 for 55 grain bullets and not 62. Do you guys have any favorite reloading recipes you'd like to share? Thanks in advance.

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trickyasafox
November 6, 2006, 03:24 PM
i don't have my book in front of me, but IMR4895 is good for 62 gr, i've had good luck with it up to 69gr BTJHP for hi-power.

sorry this isn't really helpful, but the data is out there.

1911user
November 6, 2006, 07:06 PM
http://www.imrpowder.com/data/rifle/223rem-2005mar28.php

useful throughout the range of 223 bullet weights. If this is surplus powder, did it come with any reloading data or loading suggestions?

djpullen
November 6, 2006, 07:19 PM
It just says use IMR4895 loading data. I haven't ordered any bullets yet so I'm not sure wether to get 55's or 62's.

1911user
November 6, 2006, 07:23 PM
If your barrel twist is 1:12, get 55 grain (or lighter) ammo. If it is 1:9 or 1:7, either one will work. I'd go for the 55 (vs. 62) myself.

djpullen
November 6, 2006, 07:39 PM
It's a 1 in 9 twist. 55's are cheaper for pulldown. I'm leaning that way myself. Thanks, Guys.

Lennyjoe
November 6, 2006, 08:20 PM
Though not 4895, I use H-335 and 55gr pull downs for range loads out of my 16" Oly AR-15 with very good accuracy.

My load is 25gr of H-335, CCI mag primers and 55gr FMJ's in Lake City brass.

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