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Old 01-06-2013, 10:57 PM   #11
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I guess it would depend on how much you plan on shooting. If your going to make a target rifle you might be able to get by with 50 to start. If you want to shoot a couple hundred a range trip more would be better.

If you are going to be shooting a lot of 223 in the future I don't see a reason to hold off on getting dies for it though
I have a bolt .223 that it would be fun to work up a good accurate load and then a new AR that looks like I could rattle off a bunch of ammo per range trip.

Where in the Lyman 49th Edition manual does it give the data for 5.56? Also, what do the BC/SD numbers under each bullet stand for? I've read the book twice and still don't know what they refer to.
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I have a bolt .223 that it would be fun to work up a good accurate load and then a new AR that looks like I could rattle off a bunch of ammo per range trip.

Where in the Lyman 49th Edition manual does it give the data for 5.56? Also, what do the BC/SD numbers under each bullet stand for? I've read the book twice and still don't know what they refer to.
BC stands for ballistic coefficient. Higher the number the better it fly's. I'm not sure about SD. Someone on here will for sure know.
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I found about 150 rounds of brass in .223 that I forgot I had picked up at the range over the summer. This will go with about 200 rounds of what I have picked up from shooting the new AR.

What do most of you consider to be the minimum that you'll buy for a new caliber? I'm just getting started on .45ACP and had thought 9mm was going to be next. I'll have to get a trimmer but that was in my future anyway.

Also found about 50 rounds of .308 but I don't have a firearm in that caliber.
I'll take all I can get.
I never leave the range without looking for brass. I've got near 10,000 223, 1000 308's, and about 500 9mm rounds and I'd guess about 70% of that came from picking brass up at the ranges. Even if I don't have a gun with me I will stop by a range just to look for brass.
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Data for the 5.56 is the same page as 223 Rem. cause it's the same thing. The same reason you can't buy dies for 5.56 cause they are all listed as 223 Rem. Same for the brass and bullets, it's the same cartridge. Lake city brass has one of the largest case capacities of 223 brass but the rumor persists that military brass has thicker walls and less capacity. Check this out. http://www.6mmbr.com/223Rem.html
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Sd is sectional density.
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