Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

55Gr. 223 Hornady VMAX load info.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by northark147, Feb 19, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. northark147

    northark147 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2011
    Messages:
    267
    Location:
    North Central Arkansas
    Ive requested a Hornady manual as a present, but in the mean time, I'll have to rely on THR members to fill me in.. I purchased some 22 caliber 55Gr. Hornady Vmax today and my Lyman Manual and IMR's website only list loads for the 60 Gr. The 3 rifle powders I have available are IMR 4895, Hogdgon Benchmark, and Alliant Reloader 7. Much appreciated if anyone has load info for components on hand.
     
  2. NCsmitty

    NCsmitty Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2008
    Messages:
    5,325
    Location:
    North Carolina
    At www.hodgdon.com, you'll find loads for the 55gr Speer SP, which will be fine for the 55gr V-Max. As a rule, bullet weight is the key, rather than bullet brand. If you do not have an exact bullet weight listed, always use the data for next heavier bullet. Always use a starting load, and work up.
    Either the IMR4895 or Benchmark can do the job, as you work up loads with the 55gr V-Max.



    NCsmitty
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2011
  3. northark147

    northark147 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2011
    Messages:
    267
    Location:
    North Central Arkansas
    Thanks Smitty, thats exactly what I was going to do if noone had any better ideas.
     
  4. kelbro

    kelbro Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2007
    Messages:
    1,264
    Location:
    Desert Southwest
    You will like the Benchmark with that bullet. Not necessarily at max but near the upper range.
     
  5. JOHN_T

    JOHN_T Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2011
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    Campbellsville KENTUCKY
    i load 25.5 gr of imr 4895 with nosler 55 gr...
     
  6. jem375

    jem375 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2003
    Messages:
    1,508
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I think you should invest in TAC and H335 powders for the 223.. 25 grs of H335 is a common load for the 55 gr. bullets... I use 24 grs. of TAC for the 60 gr. V-max bullets for my coyote load... I have some IMR 4895 but use that for my Garand..
     
  7. northark147

    northark147 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2011
    Messages:
    267
    Location:
    North Central Arkansas
    I mainly load for 308 thus the available powders, I ended up using 25.4 grs of IMR4895. I know I like the Benchmark for my 308, maybe here in a month or two when I build me a AR15, I'll have to try some in 223 and buy some different powders too.
     
  8. Bula

    Bula Member

    Joined:
    May 22, 2006
    Messages:
    914
    Location:
    Scottsdale, AZ
    I worked up a load with AA2230. 24.8g is what worked the best for me. Nice load, clean and accurate (for my 16" 1/9 HBAR anyways)
     
  9. nastynatesfish

    nastynatesfish Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Messages:
    964
    Location:
    Thatcher arizona
    My favorite powder for 223 is still reloader 10x. The 7 is faster so im not sure. I use 24.5gr of 10x for50 & 55 gr vmax and nosler
     
  10. ssyoumans

    ssyoumans Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2010
    Messages:
    701
    From the current Hornady Manual:
    55gr V-max @ 2.250"
    Benchmark 21.6 - 24.5gr. 2800-3100 fps
    IMR 4895 22.7-25.1gr. 2800-3100 fps
    No data for Reloader 7.

    I like W748, AA2230, TAC, and BLC-2 in that order. These powders are capable of 100-200fps faster than the powders you selected if that is important, and if you can still get excellent accuracy. My fav is 26.0gr W748 (max 26.4)
     
  11. soloban

    soloban Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Messages:
    466
    Location:
    Madison, AL
    I'll second that ssyoumans.

    - Go with the 4895 since you have it on hand.

    - I've had really good results with any good 55 Grain Boattail bullet over 26g W748.
     
  12. CHALK22

    CHALK22 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Messages:
    376
    Location:
    MSO, MT
    I load the V-ma with H322 and X-terminator, so no load data from me, but you will love that bullet!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page