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Loading up 223 tracers

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by shootinxd, Mar 7, 2010.

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  1. shootinxd

    shootinxd Member

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    I just got 100rnds of 223 tracers,has anybody reloaded and shot any of these?I generally reload 223 55grn with accurate 2230 @ 25grns.Is there a minimum load for them to be effective?:evil:
     
  2. NCsmitty

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    I have no experience loading tracer bullets, but I do know that most milspec tracers are loaded with hotter burning powder to facilitate igniting the compound in the bullet. Whether A2230 will work ok, you'll have to try a couple to see.
    Pats Reloading has some of the milsurp tracer powder for sale. It's designated "WC844T" and uses H335 data for loading.
    Tracer powder is a bit harder on the barrel, because of the more intense flame front.

    www.patsreloading.com/patsrel/prices.htm



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  3. robfromsc

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    I have some tracers too, and have noticed their length is much longer than a comparable 55gn fmj, so be careful as to not compress that round.

    I havent loaded mine, and doubt I ever will fyi
     
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