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HOLY DIVER
December 28, 2011, 04:39 PM
i'm trying to work up a load strictly for practice,training for tactical rifle matchs. wondering who has the cheapest 55fmj bullets. whats the cheapest powder that will work.

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J_McLeod
December 28, 2011, 04:45 PM
Might not be the cheapest, but they are close. Also look at how much powder you'll be using. 1 grain savings adds up after a while.

http://www.shop.rmrbullets.com/product.sc?productId=8&categoryId=7

Another option is to buy a case from Montana Gold.

HOLY DIVER
December 28, 2011, 04:54 PM
thanks those bullets are just what i'm looking for!

RustyFN
December 28, 2011, 06:04 PM
Not sure about bullets but for powder you can't beat WC-844. It's pull down powder that is supposed to be the same as H-335. H-335 is my favorite powder for 55 grain bullets. I have been using WC-844 and been getting the same results as with H-335. You can buy WC-844 for $85 for 8 pounds. Check out http://patsreloading.com/patsrel/prices.aspx?category=Powder.

ArchAngelCD
December 28, 2011, 11:29 PM
Not sure about bullets but for powder you can't beat WC-844. It's pull down powder that is supposed to be the same as H-335. H-335 is my favorite powder for 55 grain bullets. I have been using WC-844 and been getting the same results as with H-335. You can buy WC-844 for $85 for 8 pounds. Check out http://patsreloading.com/patsrel/prices.aspx?category=Powder.
I agree WC844 is just about the best surplus bulk powder you will find for the .223/5.56mm.

Wildbillz
December 29, 2011, 04:31 AM
Normaly I would say check Hi-tech ammo, but there out of the 55grn ones now and I don't think you can beat the free shipping.

They do have pull down 62grn bullets 3k for $205.00 + shipping.

http://www.hi-techammo.com/

WB

capreppy
December 29, 2011, 09:04 AM
Normaly I would say check Hi-tech ammo, but there out of the 55grn ones now and I don't think you can beat the free shipping.

They do have pull down 62grn bullets 3k for $205.00 + shipping.

http://www.hi-techammo.com/

WB
That is a pretty awesome price. With that bullet, their WC844 powder and some of their CCI primers, you can make a really cheap practice round.

HOLY DIVER
January 1, 2012, 10:36 AM
thanks for the information guys! that WC844 powder sounds like a great deal.now who has loading data for it? my loading manual does not list it?

RustyFN
January 1, 2012, 10:53 AM
WC-844 uses the same data as H-335, it should say that on the bottle when you get it. Start at the starting charge and work the load up.

mtrmn
January 1, 2012, 11:00 AM
wideners.com has 55 gr bullets pretty cheap.


My pet load right now is 55 gr fmj with 24.5 gr TAC

rromeo
January 1, 2012, 04:16 PM
That is a pretty awesome price. With that bullet, their WC844 powder and some of their CCI primers, you can make a really cheap practice round.
Yes. I have always saved all of my brass, but I've never reloaded 223. I usually trade rifle brass for more pistol brass. I might look into this now, that I realize I can shoot for roughly 1/3 cost.

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