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1-12 twist .223 need an accurate load.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by hsiddall, Sep 13, 2008.

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  1. hsiddall

    hsiddall Member

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    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...
     
  2. VARifleman

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    52 SMK should do the trick for that.
     
  3. rcmodel

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    52 grain HP match bullets, or 50 - 55 grain Hornady V-Max or Nosler Ballistic-Tips will give you all the Howa has got.

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  4. Ben Shepherd

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    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.
     
  5. Rokman

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    How about 52gr. Hornady A-Max. Nosler and Hornady ballistic tips in 50-55gr. work well for my shooting needs.
     
  6. Ol` Joe

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    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.
     
  7. cliffy

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    Boat-tailed 52 Grain Hornady Match

    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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