.223 Bushmaster M4 max load
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gear & Accessories > Ammunition & Reloading > .223 Bushmaster M4 max load

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-27-2010, 03:36 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kusterleXD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Hopkinsville,Kentucky
Posts: 453
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default .223 Bushmaster M4 max load

Does anoyone know what the max pressure the Bushmaster M4 chambered in .223/5.56mm can handle? I know different powders yeild different muzzle velocities for the same weight so until I get a reloading press and figure out what powder yeilds the best accuracy for my Bushmaster I will stick to pressure. Much abliged for your input.

__________________

"When in doubt [use] C4." -Jamie Hyneman (Mythbusters)

kusterleXD is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 01-27-2010, 11:41 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Stafford, Virginia,The state of insanity.
Posts: 14,043
Liked 36 Times on 30 Posts

Default

Max pressure is double that what is listed in the records as a max pressure. This is a one time thing and will destroy the firearm.

Why are you wanting to run max pressure loads anyways? If you are shooting factory ammo they are all going to be close to the same pressure because if they weren't they would get sued like no ones business.

So I am not really sure what you are wanting to do here.


But to directly answer your question 62,366 psi.

__________________
cpttango30 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2010, 01:44 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kusterleXD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Hopkinsville,Kentucky
Posts: 453
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

I wanted to know to make sure I didn't accidentally destroy my firearm or hurt myself.

__________________

"When in doubt [use] C4." -Jamie Hyneman (Mythbusters)

kusterleXD is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2010, 02:05 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jpattersonnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: South central,NH
Posts: 5,099
Liked 747 Times on 522 Posts
Likes Given: 793

Default

You should buy a few reloading manuals. Powder manufacturers also have data on their websites. They both give you the max load for a specific bullet/ weight. Max loads are not always the most accurate.

__________________

Freedom is not free. The best of us always leave too soon.

jpattersonnh is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2010, 02:15 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kusterleXD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Hopkinsville,Kentucky
Posts: 453
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

I've got the Hornady reloading manual but it doesn't differentiate what the max load is for the AR-15 style rifles vs. bolt action rifles. I just wanted to make sure I didn't make a stupid mistake.

__________________

"When in doubt [use] C4." -Jamie Hyneman (Mythbusters)

kusterleXD is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2010, 02:38 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Stafford, Virginia,The state of insanity.
Posts: 14,043
Liked 36 Times on 30 Posts

Default

I would look at getting a Sierra 5th edition reloading manual. In my eyes Sierra is the best out there. It also breaks down 223 loads into ar loads and bolt gun loads.

__________________

Last edited by cpttango30; 01-27-2010 at 02:49 PM.
cpttango30 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2010, 11:21 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kusterleXD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Hopkinsville,Kentucky
Posts: 453
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Much abliged, Tango.

__________________

"When in doubt [use] C4." -Jamie Hyneman (Mythbusters)

kusterleXD is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
New BushMaster Back40Bob AR-15 Discussion 6 02-24-2010 09:15 PM
My New Bushmaster BA-50 .50 BMG! billt General Rifle Discussion 4 09-24-2009 02:41 AM
Bushmaster pennyc AR-15 Discussion 21 03-26-2009 04:40 PM
Bushmaster ??? ky2008 AR-15 Discussion 3 02-11-2009 01:36 AM
bushmaster vs RRA ?? lovetoshoot AR-15 Discussion 4 08-21-2008 05:36 PM