Originally Posted by Kraj
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.