View Full Version : bulett for a 223
08-25-2005, 08:08 PM
I have been kicking the idea of reloading some 223 ammo. Iwill be shooting the ammo in a Colt AR-15 Match Target H-bar. I will be mainly shooting bobcats and cyotes. Anyone have any suggestions for a bullett for this setup?
Mods move this to the reloading forum if you deem necessary.
I'm using the Hornady V-max in 50 grains for both my 22-250 and 223. I'm getting very good accuracy with both rifles.
08-30-2005, 10:41 AM
Thanks VAL I'll give them a try. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-shootin-green.gif
08-30-2005, 03:28 PM
I have had good success with the 40 and 50 grain v-max bullets also , I have 223s and hornets but they have somewhat of a slow twist @ 1 in 14 . I belive the colt may have a faster twist at 1 in 9 ? If that is the case you may do well to try a heavier (longer) bullet .
08-30-2005, 09:05 PM
I have a Bushmaster and I was told that it has a 1:9 twist.
And that the 40 grain HP would work great???
08-31-2005, 04:00 PM
The light bullets you can get a better short range velocity but as the distance becomes greater they will loose velocity faster than the heavy bullets. The faster twist will stabilze a longer (usually heavier) bullet than the slower twist barrels and that gives more options . A heavy bullet will retain more energy down range but the trajectory will also change, also you will find a little less affect by the wind . It really depends on what velocity , distance and what the target at the other end is as to what the best bullet is going to be .As I stated above I have had good results with the v-max bullets , I have had results that were better than would be expected with the cheap TNTs . As always you just have to try some different bullets and see what works best .
08-31-2005, 06:11 PM
Another question: I had a guy that was in the military give me a bunch of Blank's. After firing the brass is it safe to trim the brass to the correct length or is the blank brass too thin or soft?
08-31-2005, 07:50 PM
smokin54, did you see what post # you were at???
666 http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/afraid_face.gif Just kidding!!!
I agree 100% with what you said!!! http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-faces-toast-beers.gif
09-20-2005, 04:34 PM
Going back to my Calif. National Guard days I would say the blank brass is much lighter than regular ball ammo brass and therefore would not be suitable for reloading.
There are any number of good sources for brass, try Midway USA, and buy in bulk, it's not that expensive and you know what you are getting.
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