Light .223 Loads

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Light .223 Loads

Postby Macd » 09 Oct 2019 21

Finally got some range time in. Finished off working up some IMR4227 loads using 55 grain Hornady SP. 16.5 grains gave me groups of 1.o to 1.75 at 100 yards. Wind was variable probably 5 to 15 mph quartering from behind me. Five shot groups from a bag in a Savage 10XP with a medium profile barrel and about a 2 lbs trigger pull. Will post targets later.
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Re: Light .223 Loads

Postby mikld » 10 Oct 2019 14

Cool! Sounds like a winner...
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Re: Light .223 Loads

Postby GasGuzzler » 11 Oct 2019 05

Yeah that's pretty good for an economy load.
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Re: Light .223 Loads

Postby Macd » 11 Oct 2019 10

Here are the pictures. I am pleased with the results. I think a calmer day and a bench rest would really tighten the groups up. I was using a Millet TR-01 4-16x50 Mil Dot scope. It is one of my favourites.

Best IMR4227 223 Rem.jpg


Middle IMR4227 223 Rem.jpg


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Re: Light .223 Loads

Postby Ranch Dog » 17 Oct 2019 04

Looks good, what is the shot distance?
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Re: Light .223 Loads

Postby Macd » 17 Oct 2019 07

Ranch Dog wrote:Looks good, what is the shot distance?


100 meters.
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Re: Light .223 Loads

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 17 Oct 2019 14

Nice and you found a use for H4227, Good on ya!

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