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Roskoe 02-14-2008 09:32 AM

Heavy Bullet .223 Powder
On of my buddies is having fits with the 75 gr. Hornady A-Max bullet. Trying to seat it in a fast twist .223 so the overall length will fit in an AR-15 magazine. The best powders are being compressed severely. Any ideas on this one?

johnny2 02-14-2008 10:24 AM

RE: Heavy Bullet .223 Powder
What powder is he using there? I would suggest Varget or H335

Dan in Alaska 02-14-2008 11:42 AM

RE: Heavy Bullet .223 Powder
Most folks I know of, that run the 75gr A-Max in the .223, are using H335 and seating them to touch the lands on their bolt actions. When I loaded them for my AR, it was a single shot endeavor.

Briman 02-14-2008 01:24 PM

RE: Heavy Bullet .223 Powder
Single loading is the way to go.

If you are loading 75 gr bullets, its most likely thatyou are looking at doing longer range shooting anyway.

kelbro 02-14-2008 01:39 PM

RE: Heavy Bullet .223 Powder
75gr AMax is not designed to be AR mag loaded.

Simp 02-14-2008 02:40 PM

RE: Heavy Bullet .223 Powder
Exactly. Varget should give you great results.

kelbro 02-14-2008 04:39 PM

RE: Heavy Bullet .223 Powder
60 gr VMax and Varget will work well. If you are dead set on heavier bullets, 69gr Sierra MK or 77 gr Sierra MK.

Roskoe 02-14-2008 06:28 PM

RE: Heavy Bullet .223 Powder
Thanks, guys. He is currently using Varget.

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