Alright so for the most part I'm pretty much satisfied with factory ammo. I'm not sure that I really want to invest in handloading or reloading except, I really want some loads tailored to my .223. A coworker had an idea, namely that I should get a Lee loader. I've been looking at them and kicking the idea around and it seems to make sense..... which sets off all the red flags. Ideally I would like to come up with a 40~, 50~, and 60ish grain load for this rifle it has a pretty slow twist rate and a very short magazine so I'm not expecting much from heavier rounds, and while I'm indulging in fantasy I would like to use the same powder for all three loads with a preference to get best performance out of the middle load. I would like to avoid fmj and other non expanding rounds, and was leaning towards 60 grain partitions for the heavier load but really don't have too many ideas. All I remember of dads reloading bench was it was like Vegas you pull the lever and out comes a cartridge. I'll try to get to Cabela's this week and see what they have available and get a reloading manual but I thought I might as well pick the brains of strangers on the internet too.