Contender dudes....... .223 loads??


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P95Carry
August 18, 2003, 06:49 PM
Not so long ago .. I posted about T/C Contender, cal choice etc ...... and settled on finding a .223 Rem ..... my original choice.

I found one - and now have the piece, complete with Redfield scope ....

http://www.patriotnetwork.net/cb_gun2/contender_01_s.jpg

I reload .223, but thus far only for rifle ..... I think here I need a round which does not produce a fireball .. but still gives good results and grouping ....... slightly reduced load with slightly faster powder maybe?? What powders might be best?

I haven't really dug deep yet but as ever, take the first option of probing the many good minds here ........ what suggestions does anyone have??

Oh .... 14" tube BTW.

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critter
August 18, 2003, 08:20 PM
In my contender stainless super 14", I use 50g Nosler BT's with 20gr IMR 4198. It is superbly accurate in my gun. It is not a 'hot-fast' load, but it does all I have ever asked of it. Have fun!

P95Carry
August 18, 2003, 08:24 PM
Thx Critter ....... just thought (haven't done a ''twist test'' yet) ...... what twist might I expect from this tube? Had thought of using std 55 grainers.

HSMITH
August 18, 2003, 11:14 PM
Mine is so far sub-moa with Federal Premium 55 grain Sierra Gamekings you would not believe me if I told you how far .........

I would seek to duplicate the load if it were me, and it will be here soon. I have everything here to do it except the time.........

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