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223 1/9 twist load data

223 1/9 twist load data
« on: February 06, 2018, 10:59:15 PM »
I tried researching on the forum here using different wording etc and have had little luck finding any info for reloading 223.
I finally got my s2 varmint special with 1/9 and have a basic reloading kit on the way.

If anyone is willing to share some info on bullet weight etc or just add a reference link , I would greatly appreciate it 😁

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Re: 223 1/9 twist load data
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 11:10:02 AM »
With a 9-twist, you're looking at 70-75gr max weight, or perhaps 77gr, since you'll have longer than a carbine barrel on your bolt gun. Extra barrel length means extra velocity, which means higher rpms which is more stable. Depending on how fast your barrel is, you might get away with some 80gr stuff, but those may keyhole on you.

Take a look at Nosler's data, along with the online Hodgdon data. Hornady and Speer may also have some good options for you. Be wary of any online data from just random folks. Until you get a handle on handloading and some experience with the process, I'd stick to tested data from manufacturers and you should be fine.
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Re: 223 1/9 twist load data
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2018, 11:41:34 AM »
Thanks for the reply dubyam.
Im probably going to puchase a book on reloading and while ive heard good things about the new hornady book others have also suggested lyman etc..do these books provide other data as to which rifles loads are to be used in or provide information on the overall caetridge length etc?

Thanks again.

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Re: 223 1/9 twist load data
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2018, 09:06:16 PM »
Not sure what you mean by "which rifles loads are to be used in" but any decent handloading manual is going to provide COL, start and max charge weights, and a detailed listing of case brand, primer type and brand, and even barrel length for velocity readings.

If you're just getting started, I'd encourage you to swing by the Hornady Ballistics Resource on their website. It's just about the best treatise on internal and external ballistics out there, in my opinion. I've read it at least a dozen times over the nearly 25yrs I've been handloading.
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Re: 223 1/9 twist load data
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 03:55:59 AM »
Take a subscription to Handloader magazine.
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Re: 223 1/9 twist load data
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 05:38:34 AM »
Thanks guys! The whole firearm realm is pretty new to me in the last 4 years or so.

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Re: 223 1/9 twist load data
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2018, 06:49:01 AM »
Happy to help. And I noticed I mistyped above. The ballistics resource is from Hornady, not Hodgdon. I corrected above, but wanted to point it out to you since you might not re-read my above post. Here's a link, as well:

https://www.hornady.com/team-hornady/ballistic-calculators/ballistic-resources/
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