In a bolt-gun or semi-auto AR-15, it is not necessary to use #41 military primers. Used last summer to hunt prairie dogs. Any trimmer will do the job. rifles—a CZ 527 bolt action and a Sun Devil SD-15 autoloader—to use for this report, and I built a lot of handloads to shoot in both guns. What is the Best Method to Fire-Form the Cases? With their multiple bolt lugs and rapid locking/unlocking, AR15s are more sensitive to pressure and bolt thrust issues than stout, modern custom bolt actions. Many varmint shooters use scopes with up to 30X max magnification. If you're looking for do-it-all bullet that can shoot bugholes on paper and also perform in the varmint field, these Bergers will fit the bill. If you handload for .223 Remington, 22-250, 6.5 x284 Norma, .308 Winchester, or .300 Winchester Magnum, check out this new reloading data. I really enjoyed that rifle--it was about as accurate as any production rifle I've owned--it wouldn't quite keep up with the Coopers but the second round was a whole lot faster."--Gunamonth. For handguns, while capable of producing traditional Sierra accuracy, this bullet must be considered too "hard" at handgun … I will acquire more. We've had very good luck with Bergers in the 50-65gr range. Whether its simple curiosity or a desire to increase performance, exploring different cartridges is part of being a shooter. With proper dies, this does not over-stress the brass or lessen the useful life. --ChuckW2, "The only bad thing about hunting with the AR-15 is that the hunts tend to be shorter, as the animals die so much faster!" Let’s see what it … Like all Cooper centerfire rifles, a Montana Varminter in .223 Remington or .223 Rem AI is guaranteed to deliver 1/2" 3-shot groups at 100 yards using hand-loaded ammunition. You can post now and register later. Yep, Varget or H4895 is the way to go for a bolt .223. Your ball powder is going to have pressure variances with temperature. Note how far forward the scope is positioned to give proper eye relief. For varminters looking to acquire large numbers of cases at low cost there are some real bargains to be had. MatchKing: IMR-4064. The Varmint Supreme features a sturdy and very comfortable laminated stock with vent holes for barrel cooling. As a crowning touch, the flutes on the 26" barrel are finished in matte black. Annie did all of the heavy lifting with this post and I added some of my personal experience and recommendations reloading 223 Rem. Wilson also makes inline seater dies and neck-sizing dies for use with arbor presses. Be safe Guys! Sierra. Among the dozens of .223 Rem/5.56x45 brass makers, Lapua produces the highest quality and most uniform brass we have found. You're not blowing the shoulder forward into the neck. More versatile is a 1:12" twist that will allow you to shoot the popular 60-64 grain match bullets. Inexpensive hunting ammo can be assembled from once-fired military brass, your choice of 40-55 grain bullets, and most small rifle primers. How does the Lapua brass hold up over time?   Your previous content has been restored. Vihtavuori's MAX load for BOLT GUN. I lost no cases when fireforming. This means that velocity will be increased with the same powders charges and that pressures will be down as well. For a complete discussion of the .223 Rem vs. 5.56x45 question, read this Tech Notice from Winchester, and this GunZone Commentary by Dean Speir. Commercial .223 Rem Ammo--New and Remanufactured There is a vast array of new and re-manufactured factory ammo available, with bullets ranging from 35gr up to 80gr. It attaches with Velcro fasteners and costs less than $15.00 at However, with an AR15, we strongly recommend you full-length size your cases every time. reloading 223. One caution, this bullet has to be seated to an OAL longer than usual for .223 (book recommends 2.390) or pressure goes above safe limits. The selection of .224 bullets is huge, likely bested only by the number of 30-caliber bullets available. .223 Rem load data for ARs and bolt guns. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. The average group size was .293". In fact, we've found that the "plain Jane" CCI 400s were closely matched with the much more expensive BR4s. Benchresters have shown a bias towards the Federal 205M (match), but in our informal testing, the CCI BR4s shot just as well as the Federals, while the CCIs delivered lower ES/SD with some powders. The old silver Winchester primers worked fine, but the current WSRs are soft and can be pierced more easily than CCI or Rem primers. The 5.56x45 is built to NATO specs, rated to 60,000 CUP max pressure, and has a longer throat, optimized to shoot long bullets. "After six firings the Lapua primer pockets remained tight, bolt closure was still easy, and no cases exceeded the 1.760" maximum case length. Lapua is more expensive, but you can reload Lapua cases a dozen times or more. For use in semi-automatics and AR15s, we advise that you stick to CCI and Remington primers. Factory 55gr ammo reloaded with H4895 and Nosler BTs. For shooters who prefer neck-sizing, the Lee Collet Die produces very straight ammo with low run-out. The action is strong and smooth, and the barrels are probably a bit better, on average, than you'll get from Remington. 2600. Wideners has NEW Guatemalan brass for just $89 per 1000 cases. The latest generation of Winchester primers, with brass-colored cups, should be avoided for AR15 use. For the prairie dog hunter using military brass you can swage 300+ cases an hour with the Dillon tool. Dillon Reloading has a swaging tool specifically for this chore, and it is by far the most satisfactory unit we have used. The inexpensive Lee dies work fine. with the heavy bbl, bird shot in the butt, and a heavy, flat plate on the forearm. For example, Creedmoor Sports offers the remanufactured Black Hills with 77gr SMKs for $26.55 for 50 rounds. Don't just copy one. Jason Baney, to save on barrel wear (and bullet costs), is fireforming using pistol powder and cornmeal: "Try some Bullseye powder along with cornmeal and a patch to give you 95%+ formed cases. Primed brass is also available. Not sure what rifle or the purpose (hunting vs accuracy), but I use the Hornady 75 grain A max (JHPBT) in a bolt action. The low-recoil, high-velocity .223 Rem cartridge, in a platform that allows immediate follow-up shots, is hard to beat as an efficient varmint eradicator. It was based on a new rimless case and filled an obvious void between the .22 Hornet and .220 Swift. 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[Editor's NOTE: If you use new IMG (Guatemalan) milsurp brass, $89/1000 from Wideners, no crimp removal is required.] This will give you a mostly AI-formed case with no bullet. The textured stock is colored black with green webbing and features a contoured beavertail fore-end with ambidextrous finger grooves, and twin front swivel studs to accommodate both a sling and a bipod. Also, Lapua maintains primer pocket tightness with hot loads better than other brands. Welcome to my channel. Graymist's favorite 60gr AR15 load. Shooters report this brass is very uniform and shoots exceptionally well. Discussion of SAMMI specs and variances in pressure ratings and chamber properties. NOTES: All loads with bullets up to 80 grains delivered sub-MOA, five-shot accuracy in the Les Baer Super Varmint with most averaging either close to … Shooting Sporting Clays, Trap and Skeet, Hunting and Fishing, Hunting, fishing, archery,Reloading. Right now these are super cheap, and they shoot like a house on fire." For dies, Forster, Hornady, and Redding sizers and seaters are all good. However, my AR15 barrels all have long throats so I simply load all 40-60 grain bullets to fit the magazines in my AR15s. At one time, the Remington Model 760 pump-action was available in 223. The A-Maxs are indeed a major bargain. It has been around for quite a while. I use H 335 for a lot of loads in the .223. This load shoots so well in my .223 rifles that I have largely stopped reloading .223 varmint hunting ammunition, except for high volume shooting. Its a great resource for reloading. Good choice for groundhogs. In both the .223 Rem and .223 AI, the maximum case length is 1.760". When the US military was looking for a new high-speed small-caliber round to replace the .308 Winchester (7.62x51), Remington started with the .222 Remington, and stretched it to increase powder capacity by about 20% in 1958 to make the .222 Remington Magnum. The AI's greater case capacity will let you run a given bullet faster, or let you step up to a heavier bullet with better BC. Loads great in a Dillon. Likewise, long-range shooters will benefit from improved ballistics. The 70-grainer has good penetrating ability on medium-size game, but it does requires a 1:8" or faster twist to stabilize. I recently had a friend run a 223 AI reamer in a Forster 223 Remington seating sleeve so I could use a Forster Ultra Seater die. The new long-throated 'Wylde' chamber allows safe use of military ammo. Since most .223 Rem shooters prefer bullets in the 50-73gr range, a good "do-it-all" solution is a 9-twist, unless you're a Highpower competitor. Right off the bat, you'll want to upgrade the trigger and fit a metal or carbon free-float tube. The new 90-grainers from Sierra and Berger caused a stir when introduced in 2006, but we haven't heard many reports from shooters using them in competition, possibly because one needs a very fast twist barrel (1:6.5" is preferred), and the 80s already shoot so well. This is why Sierra issues a completely separate load map for AR15s chambered in .223 Rem and 5.56x45 (see notes above on 5.56x45 throat length concerns). × The .223 Remington is a compact case, with relatively limited case capacity. Three years ago I bought processed brass from Scharch and it has worked well. The .223 Rem shoots a wide range of bullets very effectively, from 35gr flat-based varmint bullets, to ultra-long 90gr VLDs. Suggested retail for the VSSF-II is $1284.00, with street price around $1000.00 in .223 Rem. It was simply a joy to shoot. Both can deliver good accuracy with low ES and SD. The cartridge was not accepted by the military, but it was introduced commercially. Winchester brass is favored by many Highpower shooters. Or perhaps the data, such as Nosler’s online load data, lists both 5.56 NATO and .223 Rem, but loads for both cartridges are virtually identical. For normal lead-core jacketed bullets, a 1:9" twist will let you shoot up to 73gr bullets. In their .223 cartridge guide, mentions the AR being more sensitive to pressure than a good bolt gun, and I've always assumed that to be the case. It might also be noted that current lots of Lapua 223 brass are 10 grains lighter (with 2.1 grains more capacity) than the brass I used in this test.". A good AR varmint rifle will benefit from an extended scope rail that will allow you to move the whole scope forward. You really should start from scratch with the bolt action load. A good practical BOLT GUN load. This is a discussion on reloading 223 within the Reloading forums, part of the Gunner Forum category; need a little help, have a savage bolt rifle in 223 will acept factory but not my reloads. (Currently, at Powder Valley, CCI 400s cost $19.00 per thousand, while CCI BR4s cost $29.50 per thousand.) So, you just bought an AR-15 with “556 NATO” stamped on the barrel; your load data manual doesn’t list 5.56 NATO but tells you its .223 Remington loads are safe for your AR-15. Robert Whitley tells us he rarely sees a 22-caliber shooter using anything heavier than an 80 in prone and Highpower matches. Sierra Bullets has LOAD DATA for these four new bullets. Graymist's favorite 50gr load. There ARE differences between the .223 Remington as shot in civilian rifles and the 5.56x45 in military use. Start at 24.2. A custom heavy barrel is a must for a serious varmint rifle--it adds accuracy and won't overheat as quickly. Other manufacturers, such as Fulton Armory, offer modified "match chambers" with extended throats that allow safe use of 5.56x45 ammo in .223 Remington rifles. Ackleyizing the case adds roughly 7-8% to the capacity. This makes the whole rig much more stable when using a pedestal front rest. So many requests for the bullet as a reloading component for use in the wide array of 6.5mm cartridges has prompted Sierra to offer this bullet. On the light end, one can find nearly frangible bullets that almost vaporize when they hit the dirt, yet can withstand whatever velocity (and RPMs) the cartridge can throw at it. Ask a dozen .223 shooters and you'll probably get a dozen different powder recommendations. Have you guys seen the Sierra "Bolt Action" Data for the 223 Remington. Gentlemen, be sure to keep in mind that they are using a 1-14 twist. Compared to other "hot rod" cases such as the 22 Dasher or 22 PPC, .223 brass is cheap and plentiful. What About Dies? To learn more about advanced case prep techniques, read Preparing Cases for Long-Range Accuracy by Jacob Gottfredson. When we would roll up on a dog town, the prairie dogs seemed to be feeding in groups. Shooting the AR on a prarie dog town reminded me of the use of the Sharps rifle on a Buffalo just kill them all." Groups 0.6" at 200 yds in 27" Savage PacNor, LC Brass. Brass and bullets! David Tubb notes: "Even though I normally had my own competitive ammo, on those occasions where I am required to shoot factory ammunition, I always try to pick the best. No particular order. Comparison Review of ArmaLite M-15A4(T), Bushmaster Varminter, Doublestar, Rock River Varmint, DPMS Panther. The .223 Rem traces its roots to the .222 Remington, a round popular with benchrest and varmint shooters in the 1950s. See website for complete poll results. All cases were full-length sized and trimmed to 1.750". Overall, what twist rate is best? Cooper Arms' Montana Varminter is available in both .223 Remington, and .223 Remington AI, using a single-shot Cooper m21 action with Sako-style extractor. NOTE: Though there is no bullet, the cornmeal charge is still very dangerous--use the same precautions you would employ with normal ammunition. Close to book max. Display as a link instead, × So you want hard primer cups. For the full history of the 5.56x45 cartridge, read the 5.56x45 Timeline, by Daniel Watters. I could agg five 5-shot groups in the .285 area in a 9-twist. In my testing, I used 8 grains of Bullseye, topped with 12 grains of cornmeal (you have to settle it a little bit to fit it all in), with half a .22 caliber (1/2" x1") patch stuffed in the neck to secure the charge. Too hot for AR15. The upper loads of certain grain bullets I would approach with caution. Reliable and accurate, that’s how the Ruger American bolt-action rifle is known to its users. I would start off on the edge of the 'party' of dogs and work my way to the other side, killing most of them. If you don't care about that, then burn up the TAC. If you shoot hot 5.56x45 ammo in short-throated SAAMI-spec chambers you can encounter pressure issues. This is once-fired brass has been reamed, cleaned, sized and trimmed to 1.75". To shoot the new 90gr pills, a 1:6.5" is recommended, though a true 1:7" will work in most conditions. Not for hot weather. Powder Bul Weight C.O.L. While the external cartridge dimensions are essentially the same, the .223 Remington is built to SAAMI specs, rated to 50,000 CUP max pressure, and normally has a shorter throat. offers fully processed military brass (mostly Lake City), for $88.99 per thousand. A great load with a new powder. SAAMI recommends that a firearm be fired only with the cartridge for which it is specifically chambered by the manufacturer.". Very Accurate. This is one of the advantage of the Ackleyized case. That said, there are various .223 Remington match chambers, including the Wylde chamber, that feature longer throats. dabob, For a recent prairie dog hunt I resorted to a Dillon 550 manual-indexing progressive press to speed up the chores. Apart from Graymist's .223 AI page, and Reloaders' Nest, there is limited online load info for the .223 Rem AI. However, you'll need the right twist rate for your choice of bullet. Sort by weight if you are loading for competition. Finally, for the heaviest bullets, in the 80-90gr range, good choices include Reloader 15, VV N140, N550, and Varget. This creates a risk of slam fires. Average five-shot group size for all ten loads was .909″ (.868 MOA). But there are many other good combinations. Reason Number Two is Brass Stability. Sierra publishes load data for .223 Rem, and separates it by bolt gun and AR-15 applications. Reloading With Benchmark Powder and Sierra 55gr.   You cannot paste images directly. You'll find good prices on Black Hills remanufactured ammo at Creedmoor Sports, and There is also a risk of slam-fires in AR15s. 5.56 x45 ammo is intended for chambers with longer throats. But this is an appropriate option for some military applications. This is a .223 ballistics chart (external) generated using our ballistic trajectory calculator. Check out the 69gr Lapua Scenar (.321 BC), 75 A-Max (.435 BC), and Berger 75gr VLD (.447 BC). The AR's modular design permits you to easily change barrels by just pulling a couple of pins and swapping uppers. Midsouth Shooters Supply sells the 75gr A-Max for just $13.79/100, and the 80gr A-Max for $14.92/100. With bolt-action rifles, if you shoot a moderate load, just neck-sizing the brass is a viable alternative for a few loading cycles, though eventually you'll have to run the cases through a body die or full-length sizing die. Why the AI? Match your rifle's twist rate to the appropriate bullet weight. Techshooter Load. Super Accurate. Overall length in the .223 Rem varies greatly due to difference in throat length. Long-favored by serious varminters, the Savage 12-BVSS is ready-to-run right out of the box. The plate can mount directly to the float tube or it can be attached to an accessory rail. ", What Brass Should I Use? The popular .223 Rem and Ackley version for Sport, Defense, and Hunting, The Heavy-Barreled AR-15 Varmint/Target Rifle. With 26.8 grains of H4895 I got 3770 fps 40 gr vmax I shot them threw divernhunters chronograph a few years ago. Here's what our readers have to say about the AR in .223 Rem: "I think the AR is the perfect varmint gun. Plus I can buy [quality] .223 ammo to shoot dogs, no reloading. The answer is yes and no. This is very good stuff (with the best .223 Rem brass available) but the 70 grainers are relatively expensive at $26.99 per box of 20 rounds from Forster will hone its dies to your specification for about $12.00 plus shipping. If you have a bolt action 223 Rem rifle check out the below link. The .223 Remington is a reloader's dream. But there are also three very logical (and quantifiable) reasons to go with this chambering. (These are available in either round or box section). This wide selection lets you literally "pick your BC", from .241 for the 50, to .306 for the 64 grainer. Reason Number One is Speed. Very Accurate. We like to use a 28-degree chamfering tool from Sinclair Int'l or Hollands for the inside chamfering, and a 45-degree Forster tool for the outside chamfering. The next step in case preparation is checking your brass length. Since the .223 Rem AI only has about 8% more capacity than the parent case, the best thing to do is to start with a known, good load for the .223 Remington and then work up your AI load incrementally. Taking a closer look at the charts they have heavier loads for the Bolt Guns and lighter loads for the AR platform. Once the cases are properly fire-formed, the steeper shoulder resists case growth. Current Hornady brass has shown very good uniformity (see chart). Many .223 AI shooters also find they can reload the case many times before full-length sizing is required. Paste as plain text instead, × (However, a 1:9" twist is needed for the steel-core 62gr bullet used in the M855 military loads, because that bullet is as long as most 70-grainers.) Dennis DeMille won the 2003 National Service Rifle Championship shooting 77gr Black Hills ammo. Imagine making your beloved 223 Remington shoot the same bullets youve been using faster? That makes a difference, particularly for varminters looking for a flatter trajectory and more explosive effect on target. Develop your load. That natural curiousity can be reason enough to try a .223 Rem Ackley Improved. Chart based on max velocities (by bullet type) in Sierra Bullets' Load Manual for bolt-action .223 Remingtons. Both the Lee and Forster give low run-out and make accurate ammo. Note: This post has been edited to reduce the powder load from H335 25.0 grains to 24.5 grains.200 Yard Tests with my Tikka T3 Lite .223 RemingtonOn June 20th (Father's Day), I headed out to the range to test my 65 grain Sierra GameKing spitzer boat tail .223 Rem hand loads on steel targets at 200 yards.We had 10-15 mph intermittent head and cross-winds but the Tikka shot great. Last step is to chamfer the inside and outside of the case neck. Military 5.56x45 brass often, but not always, has thicker internal construction, and slightly less capacity than commercial .223 Rem brass. Black Hills sells a full line of .223 ammunition, including long-range match ammo loaded with 75gr HP, and 77 Sierra MK. Reloading for AR15s and other .223 Rem Gas Guns It's reasonable to figure you'll gain about 2.5 grains extra capacity. This very interesting new bullet was originally developed for the Sierra Prairie Enemy 6.5 Creedmoor ammunition. Custom 52s in .224 caliber are offered by the benchrest bullet-makers, such as Bart Sauter, Lester Bruno, and Don Gentner. .223 Remington Bolt Action (63 GR Sierra Data - Edition V) Warning! All you would need it a modified chamber and a new set of dies- that… For max velocity and accuracy with the lightest bullets, a 1:14" twist may be ideal. Close to a "standard" load for AR15 long range matches. I have used both reamers and swagers. Also work with Nosler BT and Sierra BlitzKing. It’s one of the more affordable ones on the market. Average group dropped from 1.01" to 0.384". and 5.56 NATO cases are not interchangeable. The Model 700 VSSF-II represents one of the most capable rifles in Remington's inventory. RL15 is good for 2600+. Just to be safe, you should work your way up to the MAX loads. Sierra. Lester also makes a very accurate 57. Fast second shots count when you are shooting small dogs in the wind. Match Bullets Try 28.4 gr H335 for 3500 fps. .223 Remington Bullets But that may change as more competitors acquire faster-twist barrels. MSRP for the Montana Varminter is $1459.00, while the basic Varminter costs $1198.00. --K. Candler. Has worked in every 223 he has owned. Fire-forming .223 AI brass is very easy compared to some of the other Ackleyized wildcats. I was just thinking of reloading a few hundered rounds of .223/5.56 tonight so I opened up the Sierra reloading manual and saw that there are 2 different charts for this caliber. The .293" average Lapua group size is about .197" smaller than the average of the six best groups fired previously in this rifle using Winchester brass." In 1964, the 5.56x45 mm, also based on a stretched .222 Rem case (and very similar to the .222 Rem Magnum), was adopted along with the new M-16 rifle. 21.7. Tom, My Sako also has a 1:12 twist. 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