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223 Remington / Reloading:
Reloading Procedure - Reloading Equipment.
How To Handload For Accuracy - Brass - Primers - Powder - Bullets.

Written by: Kim Lockhart, Copyright.

223 Remington Reloading Specifications:
Bullet Diameter = .224".
Maximum Case Length = 1.760".
Trimmed Case Length = 1.750".
Primer Size = Small Rifle.
Maximum Cartridge Overall Length = 2.260".

223 Remington Reloading Data:
 For the Predator hunter hand-loading or reloading his or her own 223 Remington ammunition, Western Powders, Accurate 2520 rifle powder does an impressive job of launching 60 grain .224" diameter bullets at high velocity. Accurates online reloading data shows that a 60 grain .224" diameter Nosler Partition bullet using 23.0 grains of Accurate 2520 powder can be driven to a velocity of 2,856 feet per second loaded at a maximum cartridge overall length of 2.205" in the 223 Remington. This load does not top out until the 60 grain bullet is at 3,121 feet per second at a chamber pressure of 54,500 PSI. For the 60 grain bullet reload if you sighted your 223 Remington hunting rifle in dead on at 210 yards it would only be 2 inches high at 125 yards and only 4.8 inches low at 275 yards which would be an excellent Predator load.

223 Remington Load Data And Ballistics Table
Test Powder Used = Accurate 2520.
Test Bullet Used = Nosler - Partition - .224" Diameter.
Test Primer Used = Winchester - WSR.
Test Case Used = Winchester - 223 Remington.
Test Case Trimmed Length = 1.750".
Loaded Cartridge Overall Length = 2.205".
Test Barrel Length = 24".
Test Barrel Twist Rate = 1 in 12".
Nosler
Bullet
Weight
Grains
Nosler
Bullet
Sectional
Density
Nosler
Bullet
Ballistic
Coefficient
Powder
Start
Load
Grains
Start
Load
Velocity
Fps.
Powder
Maximum
Load
Grains
Maximum
Load
Velocity
Fps.
Maximum
Load
Pressure
P.S.I.
60 .171 .228 23.0 2,856 25.6 3,121 54,500
Short Range Ballistics Table For Above Load:
Recommended
Cartridge
Usage:
Bullet
Weight
Grains
Bullet
Ballistic
Coefficient
Muzzle
Velocity
Fps.
Muzzle
Energy
Ft. Lbs.
Rifle
Zero
100 Yds.
Bullet
Drop
200 Yds.
Bullet
Drop
250 Yds.
Predator 60 .228 3,121 1,296 0 - 3.3" - 7.3"
Long Range Ballistics Table For Above Load:
Bullet 100 yds. 200 yds. 300 yds. 400 yds. 500 yds. 600 yds. 700 yds.
Velocity Fps. 2,704 2,323 1,974 1,660 1,390 1,179 1,041
Energy Ft.lbs. 974 719 519 367 258 185 144
Trajectory + 1.7" 0 - 8.2" - 25.3" - 55.3" - 103.3" - 176.4"


223 Remington Load Data Sources:
Hodgdon Reloading Data Center: The reloading data information displayed on this site, including ballistic data, was derived from tightly controlled laboratory conditions, by ballisticians and expert handloaders. Lists pressure test results as well. Features load data using Hodgdon, IMR & Winchester Rifle Powders.

Accurate Reloading Data Center: The reloading data information displayed on this site, including ballistic data, was derived from tightly controlled laboratory conditions, by ballisticians and expert handloaders. Lists pressure test results as well. Features load data using Accurate Rifle Powder. Accurate is an exclusive brand of Western Powders Incorporated.

Ramshot Reloading Data Center: The reloading data information displayed on this site, including ballistic data, was derived from tightly controlled laboratory conditions, by ballisticians and expert handloaders. Lists pressure test results as well. Features load data using Ramshot Rifle Powder. Ramshot is an exclusive brand of Western Powders Incorporated.

Barnes - 223 Rem.: Load data for the 223 Remington featuring the use of Barnes bullets.

Nosler - 223 Rem.: Load data for the 223 Remington using Nosler bullets. Features; varying case capacity and load density for each bullet weight and accuracy loads.

Norma - 223 Rem.: Load data for the 223 Remington featuring the use of Norma rifle powders.

Vihtavuori - 223 Rem.: Load data for the 223 Remington featuring the use of Vihtavuori rifle powders.

IMR - 223 Rem.: Load data for the 223 Remington featuring the use of IMR rifle powders.

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