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    Reduced 223 loads?

    Curious if anybody has some reduced 223 loads they use.

    I'm specifically thinking about Hornet performance, with the 40gr V-Max in the ~2800fps range....but interested in anything 35-69gr.

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    Re: Reduced 223 loads?

    I use bluedot. with 45s and 50s. Very accurate and a pound of powder goes a long way with little wear on the brass as it doesn't get worked hard.

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    ...As long as you've been on here & have never picked up any good loads yet..lol...12.5grs of Blue-Dot is the magic no# for 35's-50's..As far as anything else goes it could be endless..

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    Re: Reduced 223 loads?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Shot
    ...As long as you've been on here & have never picked up any good loads yet..lol...
    Sometimes my Google-fu is lacking ;D

    Seems like Blue Dot is a popular powder; I've seen many warnings online about it being spiky and the possibility of kabooms, but also many folks saying to weigh each load (vs. throwing charges) and it works just fine.

    Seems like a few folks use Unique too, which I have 3/4lb of.

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    Re: Reduced 223 loads?

    Hi if you use H4895 you can reduce the load all the way down to 60% of max,
    so max for a 40gr Vmax 27.5
    90% = 25gr
    80% = 22gr
    70% = 19gr
    60% = 17gr
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    Re: Reduced 223 loads?

    let me look through my logs, but im pretty sure its 4-7gr of unique with a 40gr bullet.

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    Re: Reduced 223 loads?

    another option is to set up some brass for shotgun primers.
    .223 Rem AI, .22-250 AI, .220 Swift AI .243 Win AI, .6mm Rem AI, .257 Rob AI, .25-06 AI, 6.5x300wsm .30-06 AI, .270 STW, 7mm STW, .416 Taylor

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