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Old 02-14-2008, 10:32 AM
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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?
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Old 02-14-2008, 11:24 AM
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What powder is he using there? I would suggest Varget or H335
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Old 02-14-2008, 12:42 PM
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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.
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:24 PM
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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.
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Old 02-14-2008, 02:39 PM
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75gr AMax is not designed to be AR mag loaded.
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Old 02-14-2008, 03:40 PM
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Exactly. Varget should give you great results.
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:39 PM
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60 gr VMax and Varget will work well. If you are dead set on heavier bullets, 69gr Sierra MK or 77 gr Sierra MK.
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:28 PM
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Thanks, guys. He is currently using Varget.
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