1-12 twist .223 need an accurate load.


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hsiddall
September 13, 2008, 01:23 PM
Looking to possibly shoot matches such as IR50/50 with my howa 1500. 1 in 12 twist so i need a lighter bulett right??? Please help...

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VARifleman
September 13, 2008, 01:30 PM
52 SMK should do the trick for that.

rcmodel
September 13, 2008, 01:41 PM
52 grain HP match bullets, or 50 - 55 grain Hornady V-Max or Nosler Ballistic-Tips will give you all the Howa has got.

rcmodel

Ben Shepherd
September 13, 2008, 01:48 PM
Your gun may like different powders or slugs. But one thing it almost sure not to like is heavy bullets. Stay at or under 55 grains.

Rokman
September 13, 2008, 03:19 PM
How about 52gr. Hornady A-Max. Nosler and Hornady ballistic tips in 50-55gr. work well for my shooting needs.

Ol` Joe
September 13, 2008, 08:27 PM
My 1/12 twist Winchester Hi-Wall likes the 53 gr bullets, Sierra or Hornady, with Benchmark or H4895. The 50 gr Nosler BT does quite well too.

cliffy
September 13, 2008, 08:53 PM
Although I prefer 55 grain Nosler Ballistic Tips for general use, 52 grain Hornady Match Hollow Points with boat-tails are the more accurate of the two by a significant smidge according to my best efforts. Remington-Peters cases work fine, but if I HAD to hit the ten-x ring, I'd opt for Lapua cases with CCI BR-4 primers and Alliant RL-10x powder. In my .223 Ruger Mod 77rifle, 23.7 grains of 10x works hard for me at 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Your rifle may like a different grain load, so you're never finished experimenting by a long-shot. Remember ambient temperature - barometric pressure - altitude - humidity all affect accuracy, requiring custom powder grain loads to match conditions. Then there's the wind . . . cliffy

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