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

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by P95Carry, Aug 18, 2003.

  1. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    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 ....


    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.
  2. critter

    critter Well-Known Member

    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!
  3. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

    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 Well-Known Member

    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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