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remington VTR in 223

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by mainejohn, Feb 22, 2012.

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  1. mainejohn

    mainejohn Member

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    Does anyone have any sub moa loads for a VTR in 223?
     
  2. Gonzofam

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    50 grain combined technologies, lc brass, varget 26grains
    Ogive ten thou off the lands. I love y vtr's. One thing you need to remember about your rifle. It will not be accurate if you shoot round after round. 3 shots. It wont get warm if fired one after another but give it a minute between each round. The accuracy is there for this rifle. This rifle is meant to be light and put out a great shot or two. In my 7mm 08 , if i fire three fast the second is close to the first but the third is outside an inch. In the 7rum the third is further than the first. But with my handloads i have worked they are all sub moa at 100 yds on the first shot. I love having the lightest rifle in my groupe of hunting buddies and extremely accurate. Not a rifle to take to dog town or a multi target rich environment. There are better.
     
  3. oldfortyfiveauto

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    Good luck with the VTR. Mine took two barreled actions and finally a third barrel to get under an inch.
     
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    Forgot to add I had to replace the stock with a good one. The best part is that when I sent it into Remington (2 years ago) they returned it with a target that was worse than I was complaining about by 1/4" larger. So now I have an standard looking heavy barrel varmint rifle.
     
  5. mainejohn

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    Is anyone willing to share there loads to give me a platform to start at?
     
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    52 gr. Sierra BTHP match, 25.3 gr. H335, seated .010 off the lands, CCI BR primers. This load groups sub-MOA in my Tikka and an AR-15. Even my super finicky Ruger #1V likes it as long as I neck size.
     
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    One person's pet load may or may not group well in your rifle. You will be just as well off going to www.hodgdon.com and choose a start load and work up. If you use a quality SP or HP bullet pushed by a powder that gives decent velocity at a sensible pressure level, it will likely give you the potential to group well. FMJ bullets will usually not give you groups like Hornady V-Max or A-Max or Sierra or Nosler match bullets.

    I use H4895 powder in my 52gr A-Max loads. My charge is a bit over max listing, so I won't show it.
    Start low and work up and do not exceed listed maximum.


    NCsmitty
     
  8. mainejohn

    mainejohn Member

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    Thanks for the help.
     
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    Thanks for posting that.
     
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