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#11041062 - 03/13/16 Re: 223 reduce loads [Re: gemby58]  
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Thank you, Seafire
Your efforts are appreciated.
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#11041107 - 03/13/16 Re: 223 reduce loads [Re: gemby58]  
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my pleasure gentlemen.....

use proper loading technique to not accidentally doing a double charge....

I'm probably going to do a follow up with using IMR 4198 in the 243.... once the weather cooperates...

#11041974 - 03/14/16 Re: 223 reduce loads [Re: gemby58]  
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I used Seafire 223 blue dot loads and they work very well. Trail Boss is more accurate out of my rifle and I have 12 cans of Trail Boss so I'll use that till I run out of it. But its good to have something to fall back on when I do run out. Blue Dot shoots around 3/4" @ 100 yards where Trail Boss will hold around 3/8" group. With 8.0grs of Trail Boss and sighted in @ 50 yards it prints 2" low @ 100 with a Sierra 55gr HPBT GameKing bullet out of a Savage Axis with a chopped off 18" barrel. Don't know the fps, as this is my squirrel rifle and dont really care.

Going to try Trail Boss and Blue Dot in a 243 this week, have a very good supply of Sierra 85gr HPBT

#11042042 - 03/14/16 Re: 223 reduce loads [Re: NcWhitetail]  
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Originally Posted by NcWhitetail
Yes I'm interested in reduced .243 load data.
Thanks so much.
Don

As a another option , I use 12.5 grs. of unique with 55 gr Nosler shots bullets for a reduced load in .243. It Gives about 2500 fps and is the most accurate load in my rifle. I used it to shot some pd's out to 250 yds yesterday.

#11042055 - 03/14/16 Re: 223 reduce loads [Re: wyoming260]  
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Originally Posted by wyoming260
Originally Posted by NcWhitetail
Yes I'm interested in reduced .243 load data.
Thanks so much.
Don

As a another option , I use 12.5 grs. of unique with 55 gr Nosler shots bullets for a reduced load in .243. It Gives about 2500 fps and is the most accurate load in my rifle. I used it to shot some pd's out to 250 yds yesterday.


It's crazy how accurate reduce loads are.

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#11042086 - 03/14/16 Re: 223 reduce loads [Re: gemby58]  
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I've played with Unique some....but haven't seen any, in like since shortly after the Afro Ghetto Wonder because our HSIC....

its got versatility also...Have loaded it for kids.. most notable, is 22 grains of Unique with a 150 grain bullet in a 300 Win Mag, will turn it into a 30/30 clone.. right at 2000 fps...

got that one out of a Lyman Cast Bullet manual...

I'll have to try that 12.5 grains in a 243 load...

I love playing with this stuff, as it is fun and also allows a lot of trigger time, without wearing out your rifle barrel...helps ya being a much better shooter come deer season.. especially if the shooter has been volume shooting at small varmints...

#11042096 - 03/14/16 Re: 223 reduce loads [Re: Seafire]  
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Originally Posted by Seafire
I've played with Unique some....but haven't seen any, in like since shortly after the Afro Ghetto Wonder because our HSIC....

its got versatility also...Have loaded it for kids.. most notable, is 22 grains of Unique with a 150 grain bullet in a 300 Win Mag, will turn it into a 30/30 clone.. right at 2000 fps...

got that one out of a Lyman Cast Bullet manual...

I'll have to try that 12.5 grains in a 243 load...

I love playing with this stuff, as it is fun and also allows a lot of trigger time, without wearing out your rifle barrel...helps ya being a much better shooter come deer season.. especially if the shooter has been volume shooting at small varmints...

Funny you should mention the .300 win mag, I was also shooting some 36 gr Barnes varmint Grenades in Eabco sabots with 25 gr of unique behind them this weekend. The results were inconclusive at this point. The ones that went straight were in a nice group, the rest keyholed and were a foot out of group.

#11071700 - 03/25/16 Re: 223 reduce loads [Re: gemby58]  
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I have some data for Alliant STEEL Shotgun Powder and .223, 243, and 30.06. smile
These loads were safe in my guns, your mileage may vary wink

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These loads were safe in my guns, your mileage may vary wink

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#11071709 - 03/25/16 Re: 223 reduce loads [Re: gemby58]  
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Some .243 with Alliant STEEL Shotgun Powder.


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These loads were safe in my guns, your mileage may vary wink

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#11071714 - 03/25/16 Re: 223 reduce loads [Re: gemby58]  
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30.06 with Alliant STEEL Shotgun powder.


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These loads were safe in my guns, your mileage may vary wink


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#11072343 - 03/25/16 Re: 223 reduce loads [Re: gemby58]  
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Thanks Lane....

Those look like some fun utility loads...

a four pounder or two of Steel looks like it would be a good thing for our varmint season out this way...

I think I only have a pound or two of it...sadly

#11077312 - 03/27/16 Re: 223 reduce loads [Re: gemby58]  
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#11833240 - 02/17/17 Re: 223 reduce loads [Re: gemby58]  
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#11833418 - 02/17/17 Re: 223 reduce loads [Re: MoranoGrande]  
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I run 12/Blue Dot w/53 V max.....nice around the house popper...223

quiet & still kills schidt dead right now.......

FWIW..9/Blue Dot...300 BLK...RARR.....110 Nozler or V max

thanx....... M R - S E A F I R E !

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#11836106 - 02/18/17 Re: 223 reduce loads [Re: gemby58]  
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I tried Steel not so good for my rifle, BlueDot and Trail Boss 2 thumbs up, ran across some OLD HS-7 CHEAP went back and bought the rest 10.00 per pound every bit as accurate as BlueDot and Trail boss and just as mild took a leap of faith but it works, TiteGroup is next

#11836322 - 02/18/17 Re: 223 reduce loads [Re: SEM]  
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Try the load JB turned me on to. 12.5 grains IMR4198 and your choice of 50-55 grain bullet.

It is my "go to" load since this thread was started..a few hundred dead gophers can't be wrong!


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#11838049 - 02/19/17 Re: 223 reduce loads [Re: gemby58]  
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Well since it raining guess I'll roll up some IMR 4198 today too, Thanks ingwe

#11853603 - 02/24/17 Re: 223 reduce loads [Re: gemby58]  
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Wow. With those reduced .223 loads, you could use a .223 for everything you'd use a .22lr on up to full throttle .223.



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#11853615 - 02/24/17 Re: 223 reduce loads [Re: stevelyn]  
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Originally Posted by stevelyn
Wow. With those reduced .223 loads, you could use a .223 for everything you'd use a .22lr on up to full throttle .223.




And they are normally very accurate. My reduced loads produce 22 mag velocities, and better accuracy. Pleasant to shoot, no hearing protection, and don't heat the barrel up in prolonged shooting near as bad.


He spoke in tears of 15 years his dog and him traveled about. The dog up and died. She up and died....After 20 years he still grieves.
#11854152 - 02/25/17 Re: 223 reduce loads [Re: gemby58]  
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#11879847 - 03/06/17 Re: 223 reduce loads [Re: Seafire]  
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Originally Posted by Seafire
I've played with Unique some....but haven't seen any, in like since shortly after the Afro Ghetto Wonder because our HSIC....

its got versatility also...Have loaded it for kids.. most notable, is 22 grains of Unique with a 150 grain bullet in a 300 Win Mag, will turn it into a 30/30 clone.. right at 2000 fps...

got that one out of a Lyman Cast Bullet manual...

I'll have to try that 12.5 grains in a 243 load...

I love playing with this stuff, as it is fun and also allows a lot of trigger time, without wearing out your rifle barrel...helps ya being a much better shooter come deer season.. especially if the shooter has been volume shooting at small varmints...


Seafire, I'm wondering how close a fit Universal is to Unique in the 243 Win with jacketed bullets? Or, comparison to BD? I'm about to open a new 8# jug for my 357 handguns and Marlin 1894, but they only see lead. Universal is readily available.

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