GUN .223 reloaders share your recipes?

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  1. Camp OTE

    Camp OTE New Member

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    I just got all of my dies, shellplate, case trimmer, and everything to start reloading .223 for the AR on the 550.

    What are you guys happy with for your recipes? I'll be loading for plinking and the occasional club competition.
     
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    25 grains of aa2520 behind a 55 grain hornady fmj for sort range ammo and 26 grains of varget behind a 69 grain SMK for long range ammo.
     
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    CKMustangCobra New Member

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    Where did you get a shellplate? I've been looking for one!

    I have the 5 stage Dillon.
     
  4. AustinL911

    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    Edit- Thought you were the OP. If you've got a Dillon, you can order it directly through Dillon.
     
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    23 grains of IMR 7383 and a pulled tracer pill, lower in velocity than a normal powder charge but cycles the weapon and 95% light ratio.
     
  6. Camp OTE

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    You can order the individual shellplate from Dillon, I think they are $35 for the 650 but you have to know which number or letter the shellplate is-they are not marked by caliber. Just call for that and they'll help you out.

    If you need the whole caliber conversion kit with the shellplate, locator buttons, and powder drop funnel they are like $65 for the 650.
     
  7. Camp OTE

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    Thanks for the recipe input. I just picked up some 55 grain hornady boat tail fmjs and have a lot of brass already. Going to pick up powder and primers tonight.
     
  8. 993kgt

    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    38 grains of benchmark behind 55gr fmj
     
  9. CKMustangCobra

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    Been backordered for the .223 plate FOREVER. I found one at a gun show and the dude wanted $60 for it. WTF?

    People are reloading .223 like MAD... understandable.
     

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