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60g Nosler partition .223

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by sterzenbach, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. sterzenbach

    sterzenbach Bend Oregon Active Member

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    Hey guys just grabbed a beautiful box of 60g Partition to play around with. Got home opened up the Nosler book and the only info is for a 20in pac nor 1/7 twist barrel. The title for the load page is "223-rem 60/62 grain (Fast twist)". My Remington 700 has an Hart 26in barrel, no idea the twist pending the gunsmiths reply hes looking it up for me. Im wondering if my 700 will be able to handle/stabilize the Partition bullet if it isnt 1/9 or lower? Never encountered this before. Any input or advice would be great.
     
  2. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    I loaded some up for a .22-250 with a 1:14 twist. They shot okay groups. At least all the bullets went through the paper point first, so I'm sure they were stabilized. It was a fairly fast load. I think in a 1:12 twist .223 they would shoot about the same, although you may have to push them fairly fast. I do think they would be right on the edge of stability, so in some 12 twist barrels it could be a bust. I would use the load data Nosler suggests, even though their test rifle was a 1:7 twist barrel.
     
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  3. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    Nosler says 1-12 twist or faster on their site.
     
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  4. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    They shot like poop out of my 1/8 ultra match .223
     
  5. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    Poop is generally how partitions shoot in most guns....
     
  6. sterzenbach

    sterzenbach Bend Oregon Active Member

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    I found it odd that there was a .224 60g Partition to start with. Very light compared to the .30-and up. But I figured what the heck,I know lots of people who have flattened large animals with partitions. Making some .223 loads with the bullets didnt seem like a bad idea.
     
  7. sterzenbach

    sterzenbach Bend Oregon Active Member

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    Not saying 224 is heavy in any way BUT doesn't seem like a standard bullet design for .224
     
  8. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    I too am kinda baffled about why Nosler makes them. Some people like to hunt deer with .22 caliber centerfires, so I guess if they are going to do that, there needs to be a bullet available for those wanting to use such a small caliber for hunting deer.