Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gear & Accessories > Ammunition & Reloading > 5.56 NATO vs .223 Remington

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-06-2010, 08:29 PM   #11
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
robocop10mm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas, by God!!
Posts: 9,888
Liked 2551 Times on 1339 Posts
Likes Given: 192

Default

That is the ideal way of dealing with the situation.



__________________

In life, strive to take the high road....It offers a better field of fire.
"Robo is right" Fuzzball

robocop10mm is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2010, 03:42 AM   #12
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Brigham City UT,Utah
Posts: 11
Default Brass Differences

I do have another question. Before beginning my first batch of .223 loads, how much difference does it really make when using different brands of cases? I went through the brass I got with my father's stuff and came up with about 5 different brands. I'm not looking for extreme accuracy, just enough for plinking and some sport hunting. Any help would again be appreciated.



__________________
rcted is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2010, 06:17 PM   #13
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: SW OK
Posts: 4,149
Liked 1938 Times on 1039 Posts
Likes Given: 2888

Default

Quote:
Before beginning my first batch of .223 loads, how much difference does it really make when using different brands of cases?
Not much difference unless you load a near max powder charge. Keep the charge weight in the low to mid range for the powder and bullet you are using and you will not have a problem. Couple times a year i load a big batch of rounds using mixed cases for use in my AR-15s.

If you want accurate loads for hunting use just one brand of brass.

For my accuracy bragging loads i weigh my cases and segregate them by weight. The cases are then prepped by trimming, uniforming the primer pockets, and de-burring the flash holes. These loads are gun specific. Sometimes i wonder if all this effort is worth a 1/8-1/4 inch tighter group.
__________________
alsaqr is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2010, 04:50 AM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Brigham City UT,Utah
Posts: 11
Default

Thanks for the help. I have the cases separated. Will double check everything when I start.

__________________
rcted is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2010, 01:54 PM   #15
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
robocop10mm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas, by God!!
Posts: 9,888
Liked 2551 Times on 1339 Posts
Likes Given: 192

Default

I cannot stress this enough. CHECK LENGTH AND TRIM!!! Over length cases WILL cause pressure spikes. You can easily blow you rifle up.

IF you are going to load 1-1.5 grains under max for plinking ammo, brand does not really matter much. IF you want to approach max velocity, you must at least segregate by brand. Weight is also a consideration. I would recommend you weight after triming and other case prep.

For plinking ammo (loaded down a bit) you can simply load 'em all up and then box them according to headstamp. Each batch should be consistant within it's self. Batch A (Rem) will shoot differently than batch B (Win).

__________________

In life, strive to take the high road....It offers a better field of fire.
"Robo is right" Fuzzball

robocop10mm is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2010, 05:14 PM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Trent,Texas
Posts: 47
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

And another thing to look out for in military 5.56 brass for reloading, if it is once fired brass the primer may be crimped in, not too hard most of the time to deprime the brass but if you try seating another primer you will likely crush the new primer. Many ways to take the crimp out, I use the Dillion primer pocket reamer. works well with one stroke and it doesn't have to be mounted on your press. But then if you are using a Dillion 1050 press it has a built in primer pocket reamer. Both are more expensive than other methods, but I like and trust Dillon. Usually the way to tell if the case is once fired if the primer is the same brass color as the case it likely is crimped.



__________________

Last edited by richardnorton; 01-27-2010 at 04:11 AM.
richardnorton is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
5.56 vs .223
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
C.A.I. C93 5.56 NATO Rifle (HK 33 Clone) ARnoob Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 8 01-26-2012 01:09 AM
.223/5.56 Nato opaww General Rifle Discussion 7 07-19-2008 10:28 AM
smle in 7.62 nato herp_man2003 General Rifle Discussion 3 02-22-2008 04:48 AM
.308 v 7.62 mm nato hi by the way i am dogger dogger AK & SKS Discussion 2 01-05-2008 04:28 PM