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223 practice loads

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by HOLY DIVER, Dec 28, 2011.

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  1. HOLY DIVER

    HOLY DIVER Member

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    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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    thanks those bullets are just what i'm looking for!
     
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    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.
     
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    I agree WC844 is just about the best surplus bulk powder you will find for the .223/5.56mm.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    wideners.com has 55 gr bullets pretty cheap.


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