.223 Reloading


PDA






Historian
December 25, 2007, 11:15 PM
I want to start reloading .223 brass for my Bushmaster Varminter. Does anyone have experience with this and does anyone know of a shop in the Dallas area that sells the proper equipment and components?

Historian

"Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it."

If you enjoyed reading about ".223 Reloading" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
Dave R
December 25, 2007, 11:48 PM
.223 is an easy caliber to reload. There must be dozens of shops in DFW area that have the necessary goodies.

Search the reloading forum, and check the stickies, and you'll be off to a good start.

TIMC
December 26, 2007, 12:08 AM
MidwayUSA.com is a good place to buy your stuff. I get most of my reloading supplies from them.

Walkalong
December 26, 2007, 10:03 AM
There are many places to get .223 once fired brass or new brass, bullets, powder, etc. There are a lot of threads on this so a search would probably pull up a lot of info.


Here's a good list of places to start with provided by Shoney (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=324931) in this thread.

tkcomer
December 26, 2007, 10:41 AM
I went with the Lee Classic Turret press, Pro Auto Disc powder measure and the Lee deluxe die set with the factory crimp die. You can use it as a single stage to size the brass and then tumble the lube off. I also use the Lee Case trimmer chucked up in a drill. I just sit in front of the TV and trim the brass. I use an RCBS chamfer tool as I'm doing this. Ditto on priming. I use the RCBS hand prime for that. By the time you buy a loading book, tumbler, scales and the little stuff, it won't be cheap. But over time, it will pay for itself. Or not. Most people that reload end up shooting a lot more. Just wish they made an auto cleaner for my guns. That I hate.

target1911
December 26, 2007, 11:09 AM
Southwest Ammo in Mesquite......Located in a little strip center on the south side of the road 1.5mi east of 635 on Military Pkwy. The absolute BEST prices I have found.

Historian
December 26, 2007, 02:26 PM
Thanks Target1911, I'll give them a try. They're just down the road from me a little way.

Historian

K3
December 26, 2007, 02:32 PM
.223 is probably my favorite to load for.

I can load varmint rounds, ammo for deer, plinking ammo that is very accurate, and matchgrade target ammo.

Yeah, I know that you can technically do that for many other cartridges, but it just seems like the .223 is more versatile and good at everything to me.

dracphelan
December 26, 2007, 02:46 PM
Some other options for supplies are Sportsmans Warehouse in Lewisville (east side of I35E off of Hebron Pkwy?), Cabelas (east side of I35W south of 114) and Gunmaster in Plano (west side of Ave K south of Spring Creek Parkway).

res45
December 26, 2007, 05:57 PM
Surplus Brass and Bullets for .223
http://www.polygunbag.com/index.html

If you enjoyed reading about ".223 Reloading" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!