223 Remington – Bolt Action Rifle

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Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity,  pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may be excessive in others. All loads should be reduced by 5% as a starting point for development where cartridges have greater than 40 grains in capacity and 10% for cartridges with less than 40 grain capacity following safe handloading practices as represented in established mainstream reloading manuals. Presentation of these loads does not constitute a solicitation for their use, nor a recommendation.

 

223 Remington – MAP 55KPS
Firearm Ruger Hawkeye
Barrel Length 22.0″ 1:9″ Twist
Max Case Length 1.760″ +0.000″/-0.030″
Min – Max COL 2.125″ – 2.260″
Primer CCI 400 – Small Rifle
Bullet Diameter 0.2245″ +0.000″/-0.0030″
Reloading Dies Redding FL
Bullet Type Bullet
Weight

Grains
Net H2O
Grains
Capacity
COL” Powder Type Powder
Charge

Grains
Muzzle
Velocity

fps
Muzzle
Energy

ft/lbs
Hornady V-Max 40 26.6 2.225 Alliant Varmint 28.0 3594 1148
Hornady V-Max 40 26.6 2.225 Hodgdon Benchmark 26.5 3561 1127
Hornady V-Max 40 26.6 2.225 Hodgdon CFE 223 30.0 3595 1148
Nosler Varmageddon
40 26.8 2.225 Accurate 2015 26.0 3665 1193
Nosler Varmageddon
40 26.8 2.225 Hodgdon Benchmark 27.5 3715 1226
Nosler Varmageddon
40 26.8 2.225 RamShot X-Terminator 27.5 3628 1169
Barnes TTSX 50 25.3 2.180 Alliant Varmint 27.0 3379 1268
Barnes TTSX 50 25.3 2.180 Alliant AR-Comp 25.0 3434 1310
Barnes TTSX 50 25.3 2.180 Hodgdon Benchmark 26.0 3423 1301
Hornady SPFB 55 26.7 2.260 Accurate 2015 25.0 3263 1310
Hornady SPFB 55 26.7 2.260 Alliant AR Comp 25.5 3289 1321
Hornady SPFB 55 26.7 2.260 Hodgdon CFE 223 29.5 3221 1267
Sierra GameKing
55 26.7 2.260 Alliant AR Comp 25.5 3288 1321
Sierra GameKing
55 26.7 2.260 Hodgdon CFE 223 28.0 3264 1301
Sierra GameKing
55 26.7 2.260 RamShot TAC 26.5 3147 1210
Speer FMJ 55 26.2 2.215 Alliant Re 10x 23.0 3176 1232
Speer FMJ 55 26.2 2.215 Hodgdon CFE 223 29.0 3234 1278
Speer FMJ 55 26.2 2.215 Winchester 748 28.0 3282 1316
Nosler Partition 60 25.4 2.210 Accurate 2520 26.0 3083 1267
Nosler Partition 60 25.4 2.210 Alliant AR Comp 24.0 3109 1288
Nosler Partition 60 25.4 2.210 Alliant CFE 223 27.0 3116 1294
Barnes TTSX 62 23.9 2.250 Alliant Varmint 26.0 3023 1258
Barnes TTSX 62 23.9 2.250 Alliant AR Comp 23.0 3092 1317
Barnes TTSX 62 23.9 2.250 Hodgdon CF 223 26.5 3045 1277
Sierra GameKing
65 25.6 2.260 Accurate 2495 25.0 3027 1323
Sierra GameKing
65 25.6 2.260 Alliant AR-Comp 24.0 3045 1339
Sierra GameKing
65 25.6 2.260 Hodgdon CFE 223 27.0 2916 1228
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