.223 group

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Grommit327, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Grommit327

    Grommit327
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    Just keeping this section alive lol. It's a good feeling to see your groups get smaller. Post up your groups

    25.0g Varget, 69g SMK, who knows how many times fired mixed brass, 2.250 C.O.L.

    AR-15 24" 1-8" twist DPMS barrel (nothin special)

    5 shot group 100yds .450"

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  2. Throckmorton

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    nothing wrong with that !! I have a rossi single shot that won't do that at 50 yards most times :(


    getting there tho. ;) I'll take some pics next time out.
     
  3. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray
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    Nice group!

    I will share a pic of my first range trip with my new M1A.

    .308 (of course) German Milsurp ammo. 100 yards - iron sights.
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    snapping in @ 50 yards
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    I really need to get a scope on this thing!!
     
  4. scrappydoo

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    I'm shooting out of a DD M4 V3 midlength with 1:7 twist. My first attempt at reloading was with a Sierra 50gr Blitzking. My groups were about 3" @ 50m. But I didn't spend much time on that load because I wanted to play with the heavier bullets.

    Here's my results with Hornady 60gr SP's and 22.3gr of AA2230. I'm shooting at 100m now instead of 50m. One group is .431", the other is .5". I'm using the OnTarget program to keep track of load data and group sizes. I just take a pic of my target with the load data, then measure out the groups with the program, then save it in the appropriate folder. It allows me to throw away all targets and envelopes. I'm still new to reloading, so I'm learning new stuff all the time. What's really made a huge difference in my groups is using ogive to measure length instead of COAL.

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  5. vmkeith

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    Under the "General Firearm Discussion" there are sticky's for "Show Your Guns" and "Shooting Pictures"...why don't we have a sticky for "Range Reports" for everybody to show off their targets?
     
  6. civilian75

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    5.0g Varget????
     
  7. 2gr8dgs

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    a lesson on powder charges for me. this is a on a LH savage long action, converted to 223, with a cheap take off bbl. If you knew how bad I shot, you would be impressed. 5 shots, 100 yards. that's a 3/4" dot.
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  8. Grommit327

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    Uh pretty sure that was supposed to say 25.0g lol. Not sure that 5.0 would get the bullet moving
     
  9. deadshot2

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    I noticed that too. My guess is 25 gr which is more common. Good group from a "nothin' special" AR barrel.

    Here's my contribution to the "Nice Group" postings:

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    .202" @ 100 yards.

    Rifle is a Remington 700SS 5-R Milspec, .308

    Load:
    43.5 gr Varget
    175gr Nosler Custom Competition BTHP
    Lapua Case 2.005" long
    BR-2 Primer
    2.800 OAL
    Light Crimp with Lee FCD

    This load, in this rifle, shoots like this all day long, any day. Same load yields <.750" groups at 300 yards on a regular basis if I do my part.
    Only change to the rifle from "stock" is a Timney trigger set @2.25#

    I'm still working on "me". For some reason, I get 4 shots in a "bug hole" and end up with one that just won't cooperate.
     
  10. ron

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    On Target with Varget!! Good job nice group. Try the Varget or VV N140 with some 77 SMK. I think you will see even better groups.
     
  11. ClarkM

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    Ruger1V2007-5-2315grBlueDot33grVmax2170100yardstext.jpg

    I bought a Ruger #1V 223 used on an on line auction, had it sent to an FFL, in Seattle Waffenfabrik, cleaned out the Copper fouling, went to Issaquah range, where the wind is always blowing, put some 33 gr Vmax moly 15 gr Blue Dot ground squirrel loads in it.

    I fired a couple shots and got the scope sighted in at 50 yards.

    Then I shot at 100 yards.

    This is a pic of the 100 yard target.
    Right away, I liked that rifle.
     

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