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  1. #1
    Sharpshooter

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    Loading for 223/556 in an spr?

    Hey ingo.

    Looking into taking a spr class and the requirement is hits at 500-600 yards.

    I can ring steel at 500 with a 50gr vmax from a 20", but this will be a carbine class and they specify heavier bullets...like 75, 77, 80gr.

    Are the gains from deep seating a 75gr bullet to mag length in the wind worth the velocity trade off?
    Ill be taking a lightweight buld with a 16" faxon 1:8.

    If limited to an ar mag length, what bullet would ingo load?
    Ive got tac, varget, 3031, xbr8208

    Please and thank you
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  2. #2
    Plinker

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    My daughter is a 3 gunner and rings steel at 600yrds with Faxon 16" gunner barrel 1:8 using Hornady Black 75gr no problems. She uses a Vortex Razor HD 1-6 for the glass.

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    Expert

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    No thought needed:

    77 SMK at 2.250”
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    Master avboiler11's Avatar

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    I like 23.5gr XBR under a 77...
    "'Gun guys' can find a way to get butthurt about just about anything."

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    Plinker

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    Hornady 75gr bthp match also works well with 23.5-24.0 grains of Varget.

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    Sharpshooter

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    Looks like a consensus.

    Will try some 77s.

    Thanks ingo
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    Master avboiler11's Avatar

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    I use 77gr Noslers, they’re a bit cheaper than SMKs.

    The 75gr HPBT has been excellent for me as well, 24.0gr Varget with that bullet.
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    Master Sniper 79's Avatar

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    What about the legendary 69grn matchkings?
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    Sharpshooter

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    I cant justify sierra bullets anymore...i loaded them years ago when they where still a bargain, but now they have become cost prohibitive.
    Matter of fact, reloading is becoming cost prohibitive.

    Love the noslers.

    Never shot many heavy bullets in 223...so this will be new.

    Shred
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    My 1:8 twist loves Hornady 75gr BTHP. I've gotten .468" 5 shot groups with them and 22.8gr 8208XBR @2.245oal

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