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Old 04-08-2009, 02:47 AM   #11
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if money is a little tight...and its a SHTF round...i have had good results using any 55gr,62gr fmjbt or tracers with same weights...alliant 2400 powder is a very clean & dependable powder for the .223 or 5.56's.(good for 44mag too)..there is 7000grs. of bullet loading powder in every pound.so when i dont need 1/16th groups @200yrds and want to stretch that lb of powder i go with 14grs of alliant 2400 using 55gr fmjbt winchesters bullets...take a gr. off for the 62gr.fmj's...dont have to worry about a double charge either..the case will over fill...the little 55gainers clocked in @ 2790fps on the chrony...this reminds me...i need to get back to reloading some more 223's...dont have the 15k rds. like i used to...stay safe & keep at it!
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:14 AM   #12
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25 gr of 748 is what I use. Where do you work that you carry M-855 on duty? That would be one of my last choices out of a carbine. W-W 64gr Power Points are FAR superior.
I work in a very small town with very little backup. We field one officer per shift. So, I keep M855s in my AR. If I need to reach a bit on someone inside a car, I can. Likewise, from what I hear, those rounds are devastating in soft tissue, typically producing multiple wound channels. Thereby the argument is that misses are my concern for over penetration. Making even softball size groups at 100 yards still workable. Short of barracades or active shooters, the likelyhood I'll ever use it is slim.
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if money is a little tight...and its a SHTF round...i have had good results using any 55gr,62gr fmjbt or tracers with same weights...alliant 2400 powder is a very clean & dependable powder for the .223 or 5.56's.(good for 44mag too)..there is 7000grs. of bullet loading powder in every pound.so when i dont need 1/16th groups @200yrds and want to stretch that lb of powder i go with 14grs of alliant 2400 using 55gr fmjbt winchesters bullets...take a gr. off for the 62gr.fmj's...dont have to worry about a double charge either..the case will over fill...the little 55gainers clocked in @ 2790fps on the chrony...this reminds me...i need to get back to reloading some more 223's...dont have the 15k rds. like i used to...stay safe & keep at it!
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