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    Known good rifle loads

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    30/06
    55 grains of one of the 4350 variants in any case with any primer and a good 180. If your rifle doesn't shoot this load well, then something is wrong with it. Same goes for 57/4350 and a good 165.


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    5.56 Mk262 Mod 1 Clone Load:
    77 gr Berger OTM
    24 gr IMR 8208 XBR
    Length: 2.264-2.265 in
    Primer: CCI#41
    PMC once fired brass
    Velocity: 2782 fps (18” barrel)



    5.56 Barnes TSX 62 gr
    Col 2.250"
    Varget: 27gr (compressed load! 5.56 pressure!!!): 2934±10fps (14.5" barrel)


    XM-193 Clone Load:
    55gr FMJ
    COL 2.200
    AA 2230: 25.5gr (Can't find this powder anymore)
    2878 fps (14.5” BCM BFH)
    3144 fps (18”)
    2668 fps (10.5” LMT Mk18)
    Last edited by Clusterfrack; 01-29-2016 at 04:43 PM.
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    .308 Gold Medal Match Clone Load
    175 gr SMK
    COL 2.8" (2.24" comparator length)
    45 gr Varget
    2655 ±8 fps (20" bolt gun)


    .260 Rem match load
    142 SMK
    43.6gr H4350
    Fed GMM primers
    Lapua brass
    Comparator length: 2.300"
    ~2.85” COL
    2850 fps +/- 8sd from 24" AIAE / Bartlein barrel (1 : 8.2”)
    Last edited by Clusterfrack; 01-29-2016 at 04:46 PM.
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    223, 7 twist, Bolt Gun:
    Lapua Brass
    Wolf SRM primer
    24.4 8208
    82 Berger BTHP
    2.500" OAL
    2900-ish

    6.5x47L, 24" Bartlein, Suppressed, Bolt Gun:
    Lapua Brass
    Wolf SRM
    37.5 Varget
    123 Sierra MatchKing
    2970 FPS

    308, 22" Bartlein, 11 twist, Bolt Gun:
    Lapua Brass
    Tula 7.62 Primer
    45.0 8208
    155 Scenar at 2.800" OAL
    2875 fps

    223ai, 24" Bartlein, 7 twist, suppressed Bolt Gun:
    LC Brass, formed
    Wolf SRM primer
    26.0 8208
    82 berger at 2.505" OAL
    3050 fps

    223, Wylde Chamber, 8 twist, 16", Gasser:
    Lapua Brass
    Wolf SRM
    62 TSX at mag length
    26.5 Ramshot TAC
    Guessing 2900, I've not run it over a chronograph yet. This is my go to hunting load.

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    Looking for subsonic 300 Blackout loads. Looking for good low cost components to build ammo for shooting steel 10-100 yards. Subsonic 300 Blackout should be like shooting 45ACP 230gr+P as far as safety and target damage. Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Creek View Post
    Looking for subsonic 300 Blackout loads. Looking for good low cost components to build ammo for shooting steel 10-100 yards. Subsonic 300 Blackout should be like shooting 45ACP 230gr+P as far as safety and target damage. Right?
    There will be a little more damage due to the pointed projectiles, but that shouldn't matter to steel.

    A lot depends on your barrel length. I use Leatherhead 220s at 2.12 COAL and 9.9gr of 1680, however that's less powder than many others as my .300Blk is an 11.5" barrel.

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    Known good rifle loads

    Quote Originally Posted by LittleLebowski View Post
    There will be a little more damage due to the pointed projectiles, but that shouldn't matter to steel.

    A lot depends on your barrel length.
    What dies do you use? Do you have a special die to expand the casemouth? Do you have to crimp after seating the bullets? I have used carbide expander balls in rifle dies and they do reduce effort/stress on the person and the shell case. I recommend carbide expander balls bottleneck shell cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clusterfrack View Post
    XM-193 Clone Load:
    55gr FMJ
    COL 2.200
    AA 2230: 25.5gr (Can't find this powder anymore)
    2878 fps (14.5” BCM BFH)
    3144 fps (18”)
    2668 fps (10.5” LMT Mk18)
    I am seeing that powder become available from online vendors again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SecondsCount View Post
    I am seeing that powder become available from online vendors again.
    Yes, and I now have plenty in my stockroom! AA2230 is by far my favorite 5.56 55gr powder.
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