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223 Remington Reloading:

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".

Reloading Guide:
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Reloading Equipment Guide
Procedure Guide.
Accuracy
Brass
Primers
Powder
Bullets
Load Testing
Run-Out

Load Data:
 For the Deer and Varmint 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 P.S.I..

 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 deer and varmint load.

223 Remington Load Data:
Test Powder Used = Accurate 2520.
Test Bullet Used = Nosler / Type = Partition / Diameter = .224".
Test Primer Used = Winchester / WSR.
Test Case Used = Winchester.
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 Chart 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 1,298 0 - 3.3" - 7.3"
Long Range Ballistics Chart For Above Load:
Range: 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"

Online Reloading Data References:
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. Data for Hodgdon Rifle Powder, IMR Rifle Powder & Winchester Rifle Powder.

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. 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. Ramshot is an exclusive brand of Western Powders Incorporated.











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