Ballistics - 223 loads and bullets:
Anyway, I'm a Remington fan through and through but the Savage was such a good deal I couldn't or wouldn't pass it up.I paid $475 Canadian (@ $300 American) for it.The Savage also had the 1/9 twist rate that I wanted most of all and the Remington VS has only the 1/12 twist.Eventhough I feel the overall quality of the Remington VS is far superior to the Savage 112 FV, I felt the 112 FV represented a better value in my mind for what I wanted this rifle for.By the way a Remington VS will run you about $800 up here.
I know some of you guys out there have 110 FP's or FV's in this calibre and I would appreciate any help with some recomended loads with the following bullets:
68 gr. Hornady Match
69 gr. Sierra Match
75 gr. Hornady A-Max
If any lighter bullets work for you (50-64 gr.) please let me know as well.
Any help would be appreciated.
Jeff Babineau <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Truro, N.S. Canada - Friday, December 18, 1998 at 11:10:11 (EST)
I loaded for several match grade weapons for YEARS, and damn if didn't
discover (in my Prarie Pooch bustin dayz in Gillette WY with a radical
AR match weapon) that friggin Black Hills in SD can load
their 69 gr. "match" stuff in blue boxes of 50 that will shoot as
good as my handloads. I damn near cried.
Anyway, the best I ever "made" to approach the Black Hills with the
Sierra 69 was with 24.0 gr. of BLC-2, a Federal 205m match primer,
fl resize, trim, ream. laq. seal. yadayada... Set OAl at 2.230????
near Blue Eye, Arkansas USA - Friday, December 18, 1998 at 11:21:55 (EST)
I would recommmend the 75 BTHP for social work. The A-Max has not been tested against barriers and gelatin yet. What looks like a V-Max/Ballistic Tip may not act like one.
My current load for the 75s is 23.8 WW 748 loaded to a OAL of 2.250 for the BTHP and 2.390 for the A-Max. This is straight out of the data sheet sent to me from Hornady.
Since most don't have the sheet, here is the mins/maxes for different powders....
IMR 3031 20.0 to 21.5
N135 20.9 to 22.1
AA 2495 20.0 to 22.3
AA 2520 20.7 to 22.8
H4895 20.9 to 23.3
N540 22.1 to 24.0
N140 21.8 to 24.0
VARGET 21.5 to 24.0
WW748 21.7 to 24.0
RL-15 21.7 to 24.0
BLC-2 22.8 to 25.6
No Ballistic Charts are available at this time, but (if you have a ballistics computer) the BC is:
.395 for the BTHP
.435 for the A-Max
SC's are both .213
Bruce Braxton <email@example.com>
College Park, GA USA - Friday, December 18, 1998 at 17:21:28 (EST)
USA - Monday, February 22, 1999 at 13:57:00 (ZULU)
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