Loading up 223 tracers


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shootinxd
March 7, 2010, 09:05 AM
I just got 100rnds of 223 tracers,has anybody reloaded and shot any of these?I generally reload 223 55grn with accurate 2230 @ 25grns.Is there a minimum load for them to be effective?:evil:

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NCsmitty
March 7, 2010, 09:36 AM
I have no experience loading tracer bullets, but I do know that most milspec tracers are loaded with hotter burning powder to facilitate igniting the compound in the bullet. Whether A2230 will work ok, you'll have to try a couple to see.
Pats Reloading has some of the milsurp tracer powder for sale. It's designated "WC844T" and uses H335 data for loading.
Tracer powder is a bit harder on the barrel, because of the more intense flame front.

www.patsreloading.com/patsrel/prices.htm



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robfromsc
March 7, 2010, 11:24 AM
I have some tracers too, and have noticed their length is much longer than a comparable 55gn fmj, so be careful as to not compress that round.

I havent loaded mine, and doubt I ever will fyi

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