52 grain speer hp 223 pet loads

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  1. mountain_man

    mountain_man Member

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    I was gonna try working up some 223 loads with blc2 and 52 grain speer hp. I have the speer data, but didn't know if any of you had pet loads for this powder and bullet combo.
     
  2. GooseGestapo

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    26.0gr BLC2. An old bench rest formula.
    Work up to 27.5 at 0.2-0.3gr to peak accuracy.
    Also, 21.5gr IMR4198.
    23.0gr H322.

    Actually, too many good choices.
     
  3. Bush Pilot

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    I can't speak to Speer bullets but my favorite prairie dog round is a 52 gr Sierra HP with 26.0 grs of H335 with a Remington 7 1/2 primer. It's a tack driver and you can fill the freezer quickly.
     
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  4. GooseGestapo

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    How do YOU cook a prairie dog?

    Most I’ve shot were with an 85gr Nosler BT. Not enough left to bother with.
    “Flea bitten varmint” comes to mind!
     
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  5. Ifishsum

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    One of my favorite match loads for 300yds and less is 26.5gr BL-C(2) behind a Sierra 52 or 53gr HP....don't know why Speer's would be any different. Has worked great for me in multiple barrels and twist rates.
     
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  6. Lee Q. Loader

    Lee Q. Loader Member

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    I find that bullet very accurate in a 16", 1 in 9 barrel. I use H335 however.
     
  7. Barman54

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    I know you asked about 52g TNT, I use the 50g TNT, over 21.0/IMR 4198, 2.250 OAL.
    I use it in a A2 Service Rifle for Practice H. Power, Heavy 1n9 w/ Float Tube.
    Found it in a Old Lyman Book their Accuracy Load.
    Could not get the Rifle to Shoot Groups till I tried it.
    Bought 8# of 4198, can use it in my 45/70 also.
    Good Luck
    Barman54
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  8. Bush Pilot

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    You don't, it was a subtle joke to see if anyone was paying attention.
     
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  9. GooseGestapo

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    BP, I’m disappointed!
    I expected something like the aluminum foil Barbecue technique....
     
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  10. MakBaba

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    I've tried it and the Sierra with 3031, H335, Tac, and WC846. Never did find a load my rifle liked. Maybe just me. I have a few left, so maybe I'll give it another shot
     
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