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.223 Reloading

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Historian, Dec 25, 2007.

  1. Historian

    Historian Well-Known Member

    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?


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  2. Dave R

    Dave R Well-Known Member

    .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.
  3. TIMC

    TIMC Well-Known Member

    MidwayUSA.com is a good place to buy your stuff. I get most of my reloading supplies from them.
  4. Walkalong

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  5. tkcomer

    tkcomer Well-Known Member

    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.
  6. target1911

    target1911 Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. Historian

    Historian Well-Known Member

    Thanks Target1911, I'll give them a try. They're just down the road from me a little way.

  8. K3

    K3 Well-Known Member

    .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.
  9. dracphelan

    dracphelan Well-Known Member

    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).
  10. res45

    res45 Well-Known Member

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