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Post Your AR15 Hand-Loads

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Lambo, Jul 18, 2007.

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  1. Lambo

    Lambo Member

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    I've been experimenting with different Powders, Caps, Bullets.
    I'm Shooting these through a RRA LAR 15 NM, 20" Barrel with a 1 in 8 Twist.
    I will attempt to put these to the Test hopfully this weekend,

    5.56 x 45mm
    Case: Winchester (New)
    Primer: CCI- SR Benchrest
    Powder: Hodgdon VarGet
    Bullet: Winchester .224 55gr FMJ BT
    COL: 2.215
    Load:
    Black = 25 grs - Test Results:_________________________
    Blue = 25.5 grs - Test Results:_________________________
    Green = 26 grs - Test Results:_________________________
    Red = 26.5 grs - Test Results:__________________________
    Notes:



    Firearm Used: Rock River Arms LAR 15 NM, 20in Barrel with a 1 in 8 Twist Rate

    Case: Winchester (New)
    Primer: CCI- SR Benchrest
    Powder: Hodgdon VarGet
    Bullet: Midsouth .224 55gr JSPCL
    COL: 2.215
    Load:
    Black = 25 grs - Test Results:_________________________
    Blue = 25.5 grs - Test Results:_________________________
    Green = 26 grs - Test Results:_________________________
    Red = 26.5 grs - Test Results:__________________________
    Notes:


    Firearm Used: Rock River Arms LAR 15 NM, 20in Barrel with 1 in 8 Twist Rate
     
  2. redneck2

    redneck2 Member

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  3. RobZ71LM7

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    Sierra 77 gr SMK or Hornady 75 gr BTHP
    24.5 gr RL-15
    Std small rifle primer or match primer
    1.260" OAL
    RP brass
    ~2815 fps from a 20" BBL @ 50* F-haven't chrono'd yet with my 10.5" barrels. Standard deviation was 7.0 fps from a 5 shot group. It was less than 1/2 moa @ 100 yards from my scoped AR. Be aware this load is kinda hot in a wylde chamber but not so much so in a true 5.56 chamber.

    I'll chrono some 75gr loads with TAC this weekend.
     
  4. Clark

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    I cannot get my AR15s to cycle Blue Dot loads. Not enough powder, and the bullet is gone too fast.
    I have a single shot follower for the ARs.
     
  5. bender

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    2.260?
     
  6. Lennyjoe

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    H-335, Winchester primers, LC brass and 55gr FMJ's shoot super sweet out of my Olympic Arms AR-15, ultra match barrel.
     
  7. jmorris

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    Hornady 68gr MHPBT with winchester 748 did the best with my 1-7 twist AR.
     
  8. RustyFN

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    RRA 16" entry tac. Mixed brass, Win748 24 grains, pulled M855 62 grain bullets and WSR primers.
    Rusty
     
  9. bcominos

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    69 gn HPBT, 26.2 gns of BLC - 2, mixed lot LC brass, CCI primers
     
  10. GunTech

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    52gn SMK, 25.5gns 2230. This has proven fairly accurate, and 2230 meter like water - ideal for bulk loading.
     
  11. Zeke Menuar

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    Blasting ammo:
    26.5gr Varget
    Remington cases
    WSR primers
    Hornady 55gr FMJ-BT
    OAL 2.230
    Speed 3208fps avg of ten

    Still working on this load:
    24.5gr RL-15
    Remington cases
    WSR Primers
    Hornady 75gr BTHP
    OAL 2.255
    Speed 2700fps avg of five

    Stag Lower/CMMG 20" 1/7 twist govt profile.

    ZM
     
  12. SnakeEater

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    LC cases
    24.5 gr Varget
    Hornady 75 gr BTHP
    Fed. primers
    2.26 OAL
     
  13. threefeathers

    threefeathers Member

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    Lake City Cases
    26 grains of TAC
    62 grain Golden West bullets
    WSR primers
    3120 fps from 20 inch barrel.


    Lapua Brass
    25.5 grains of Varget
    70 grain Berger bthp
    CCI Benchrest primers.
    3005 fps from 20 inch barrel
     
  14. Lambo

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    I got to the Range today and put them to the test from 100yds.,

    5.56 x 45mm
    Case: Winchester (New)
    Primer: CCI- SR Benchrest
    Powder: Hodgdon VarGet
    Bullet: Winchester .224 55gr FMJ BT
    COL: 2.215
    Load:
    Black = 25 grs - Test Results:_________________________
    Blue = 25.5 grs - Test Results: My best results, 1/2 in group
    Green = 26 grs - Test Results:_________________________
    Red = 26.5 grs - Test Results:__________________________
    Notes:



    Firearm Used: Rock River Arms LAR 15 NM, 20in Barrel with a 1 in 8 Twist Rate

    Case: Winchester (New)
    Primer: CCI- SR Benchrest
    Powder: Hodgdon VarGet
    Bullet: Midsouth .224 55gr JSPCL
    COL: 2.215
    Load:
    Black = 25 grs - Test Results:_________________________
    Blue = 25.5 grs Test Results:_________________________
    Green = 26 grs - Test Results:_________________________
    Red = 26.5 grs - Test Results:_My best results, 1/2 in group
    Notes:


    Firearm Used: Rock River Arms LAR 15 NM, 20in Barrel with 1 in 8 Twist Rate
     
  15. byf43

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    Federal or Winchester brass
    23.0 gr. H-335
    Federal 205M primer
    Sierra 69 gr BTHP

    Seat bullet to fit in magazine

    Groups at 100 yds.:
    [​IMG]
     
  16. byf43

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    Oops. . . double tap.
     
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