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     Steven updated 2 years, 6 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Steven

    Member
    July 7, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    What are some of you people’s favorite VERY hot loads for a 55grain .223 round? Just plain ball ammo. Preferring around 3000fps at the muzzle.

  • 135patriots

    Guest
    July 7, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Plenty of powders will get you there and 3000fps may not be any warmer than a full power 5.56 loading depending on bbl length.

    CFE, TAC, AR Comp, XBR, etc. I prefer ball powder but that’s a subjective and different discussion entirely.

  • ILostMyTalisman

    Guest
    July 7, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    CFE works for me. I’m not trying to push them that fast though. My barrel won’t let me get there. 14.5 pinned and weld like to spew fire balls of unburned prefer.

  • ocelot_piss

    Guest
    July 7, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    I got 3350 from a 24″ bolt gun with CFE223.

  • eps842

    Guest
    July 7, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    CFE 223 with book loads gets you there but accuracy with CFE 223 may suffer, just my experience YMMV. Honest question, do you define “very hot” as over book charges and why the need to run “very hot”?

  • destructornine

    Guest
    July 7, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    A 20″ barrel with cheap Federal XM193 will break 3200.

  • soggybottomman

    Guest
    July 7, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    3000 is ‘very hot’? Is this real life?

  • Brandon-Quixote

    Guest
    July 7, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Cfe and BLC2 took 28.5 grains and still didn’t give good velocities. Win 748 gave me better velocities at 26.5 than the previous powders.

  • NackBlapkins

    Guest
    July 7, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    A friend was shooting some Black Hills Match 55 gr ammo, I noticed several cases had primers blown out. He bagged the ammo and called BH about it. When he gave them the lot number they told him that was part of a recalled lot, the loading was averaging about 4250 fps. Have to admit it was accurate at 300 yds though.

  • MaxBradman

    Guest
    July 7, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    For 223 pure accuracy you are after 25.2 to 25.4gn of ADI 2208 which is equivalent to AA2520, N201, Varget or IMR4064 for you not in Australia. Why run hot if not accurate?

  • Coyote-conquest

    Guest
    July 7, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Favorite hot load for me is 27.2 gr of TAC. Get about 3150 out of 16″ barrel

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