223 Remington Reloading:
Handloading Your Own 223 Remington Ammunition:
Loading, (Reloading) your own rifle ammunition for the 223 Remington is not all that difficult once you are set up properly. The best part is you will no longer pay ridiculous prices for high quality ammunition again.
1. The first most important thing is to select an area where you will set up a loading bench to reload. This area must be away from main living spaces and free from distractions.
2. The second most important thing, you have to work on a solid platform for your rifle reloading equipment to work properly. A good reloading bench is a must have, whether you build it from scratch or use a kit.
3. The third most important thing in reloading your own rifle ammunition is purchasing good high quality equipment that will last a lifetime. When starting out, rifle reloading kits are best to purchase as they will include most equipment to get you started reloading. Visit our reloading equipment guide and then visit our reloading how to guide that walks you through the loading process.
4. It's always good to have a ready reference at the loading bench such as the Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading to cross check load data. As you progress in reloading you will find this book to have very valuable information contained within its pages that will help you in every aspect of reloading.
223 Remington Cartridge Specifications:
Bullet Diameter: .224 Inch.
Neck Diameter: .253 Inch.
Shoulder Diameter: .354 Inch.
Shoulder Angle: 23 Degrees.
Base Diameter: .376 Inch.
Rim Diameter: .378 Inch.
Case Body Length: 1.438 Inches.
Case Shoulder Length: .119 Inch.
Case Neck Length: .203 Inch.
Case Overall Length: 1.760 Inches.
Cartridge Overall Length: 2.260 Inches.
Maximum Cartridge Working Pressure: 55,000 Pounds Per Square Inch.
223 Remington Reloading Specifications:
Bullet Diameter: .224 Inch.
Maximum Case Length: 1.760 Inches.
Trimmed Case Length: 1.750 Inches.
Primer Size: Small Rifle.
223 Remington Loading Data Hints:
The 223 Remington can achieve good accuracy and velocity when using commercial 223 remington cartridge cases coupled with IMR 3031 powder, if you are using military surplus brass be sure to check case capacity.
(55 Grain Bullets) - Varmint.
223 Remington Reloading Data:
Reloading Data Directory.
223 Remington Reloading For Accuracy:
Reloading for accuracy in the 223 Remington is not all that difficult. I have written a nice little guide for rifle cartridge reloading that will solve any issues you may have reloading your empty 223 brass into fully loaded accurate rifle cartridges.
Some of the most important issues when reloading for the 223 Remington is case capacity as this is a variable in reloading not a constant. Just using brass from different manufacturers will show considerable variance in case capacity and when done wrong extreme jumps in chamber pressure will occur, so read well the part on case capacity and load density of powder.