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Old 12-21-2011, 06:29 PM   #1
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Default Best bullet weight for 16" 1 in 9 twist and reload data.

I am just looking for a good load for my 16" 1 in 9 twist. I was looking in my book at 62gr data but there didn't seem to be much powder options. Have any of you shot 69gr in a 1 in 9? I was thinking about 55gr with reloader-15 but would love to have a little more mass to carry it to the longer ranges. What has worked for you guys that reload?

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I am just looking for a good load for my 16" 1 in 9 twist. I was looking in my book at 62gr data but there didn't seem to be much powder options. Have any of you shot 69gr in a 1 in 9? I was thinking about 55gr with reloader-15 but would love to have a little more mass to carry it to the longer ranges. What has worked for you guys that reload?

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69 is probably a little heavy for a 1 in 9. I'd stick with either 55 or 62. I've hard good results with Varget. 25.5 grs if I remember correctly, behind a 55 gr FMJBT in 1 in 9 twist barrels.

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I agree with Fred and usually use 52-62 gr. in my ArmaLite 16" 1:9. 55-62 is a good rule of thumb, but give 69 a try, each barrel is different and some are actually 1:8.5, not 1:9. You never know till you try it out and see what loads are most accurate in your rifle.

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Thanks for the replies guys.

Do any of you guys have any tried and true reload data worked up for 55gr. Or 62gr? I have my load data book but I know others have been working up their loads for some time. I would like some proven powder & bullet combos before I go buy some.

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Sorry, I don't reload .223.

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Hornaday makes some 69gr designed for 1:9

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25.5 grs if I remember correctly, behind a 55 gr FMJBT in 1 in 9 twist barrels.

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no offense, Fred, but "if I remember correctly" is probably not really good advice to give to someone on the Internet asking about powder charges! Just sayin'.....
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no offense, Fred, but "if I remember correctly" is probably not really good advice to give to someone on the Internet asking about powder charges! Just sayin'.....
Don't worry, I know enough about reloading to just load a round without knowing what type of powder or without checking the charge book for max safe charge. ... just saying..

There is a min and a max charge for every load and some guys spend lots of time finding the sweet spot. That's what I am looking for someones sweet spot load.

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Mine likes 60 partitions with 24 grs. of varget pushing it.

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no offense, Fred, but "if I remember correctly" is probably not really good advice to give to someone on the Internet asking about powder charges! Just sayin'.....
Good point, and point well taken. In the future I'll either look it up to be sure, or not post it at all. Don't wanna go blowing anyone up.

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