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loading 223 with 55 sp

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by cire, Nov 9, 2008.

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  1. cire

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    First time loading. any ideas on a good 55 grain soft point to use? Shooting
    50 - 200 yards mostly at critters
     
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    Be sure and try some of the plastic-tip bullets like Hornady V-Max, or Nosler Ballsitic-Tip.

    They are among the most accurate bullets you can buy, and offer explosive performance on varmints.
     
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    I haven't tried every 55 grain varmint bullet in the world, but without a doubt the best I ever used (by far!) is Nosler Ballistic Tip.

    Nosler Ballistic Tip cost 5 dollars more per box than most 55 grain bullets. If you can't afford the extra cost, any of Sierra's cheaper 55 grain square base varmint bullets work extremely well for us (until the shots get way past 300 yards). If you shoot past 300 yards, Ballistic Tip will be cheaper because you'll use fewer shots to hit your critters.

    I think you're good to stick to 55 grain as a beginner. There is a ton of reloading information for 55 grain bullets in 223, and most rifles shoot them pretty well. After you learn a lot about your reloading craft you can experiment with both lighter and heavier bullets. Right now, the biggest variable will be you (as both reloader and shooter) so keep it simple until you learn your craft well.
     
  5. cire

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    Thanks for the help I am going with the nosler balistic
     
  6. ilike223s

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    I tried the noslers and hornady plastic tips in 40 -45,along with other company tips, and found I can shoot almost in the same hole with the plastic tips.Great bullets,have fun,and try moving your OAL.little longer or a little shorter,MY tikka wont shoot well with the OAL that the books say they should be,But you have to see what works well in yours.
     
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