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    73gr ELDM in 223

    Hi does anyone have a load for a Tikka 1.8 twist using AR2206H powder and 73gr ELDM's?

    I had a rough crack with 23gr, 23.5gr and finally 24gr. The 24gr's of powder was my best but not quite as good as I would like.
    I noticed its right up there at max so thought I would ask the question to see if there was a good bugger or 2 here that might share with me their pet load.

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    @300wsm for life might be running that combo..?
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    Quote Originally Posted by charliehorse View Post
    @300wsm for life might be running that combo..?
    Ok thanks mate I might pm him.

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    I have just finished load development on my 1-8 twist 20inch barrel with 75gr eld m. I tried two powders 2208 and BM2. BM2 23.5 max gave me 2800fps. 2208 24.5gr gave me 2700fps. I stuck with the 2208 because it gave the lowest es and 3 bullets touching at 100. But the BM2 grouped good well. Hope this is of some help
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I have just finished load development on my 1-8 twist 20inch barrel with 75gr eld m. I tried two powders 2208 and BM2. BM2 23.5 max gave me 2800fps. 2208 24.5gr gave me 2700fps. I stuck with the 2208 because it gave the lowest es and 3 bullets touching at 100. But the BM2 grouped good well. Hope this is of some help
    Thank you so much, this is good info. I think another .2 of a grain and ill see if it improves or not, if it does then I won't be far off.

    Thanks again for replying to this thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mm Rem Mag View Post
    Hi does anyone have a load for a Tikka 1.8 twist using AR2206H powder and 73gr ELDM's?

    I had a rough crack with 23gr, 23.5gr and finally 24gr. The 24gr's of powder was my best but not quite as good as I would like.
    I noticed its right up there at max so thought I would ask the question to see if there was a good bugger or 2 here that might share with me their pet load.

    Kind regards

    Adam
    Greetings Adam,
    I am loading 69 grain match kings ahead of 25 grains of AR2206H which chronographs 2,960 fps and gives excellent accuracy. The LOA is 57.5mm in my 1 in 8"" twist T3x. More important than the exact load is the velocity you are getting. Case capacity has a big efect in these smaller cases.
    GPM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpamac View Post
    Greetings Adam,
    I am loading 69 grain match kings ahead of 25 grains of AR2206H which chronographs 2,960 fps and gives excellent accuracy. The LOA is 57.5mm in my 1 in 8"" twist T3x. More important than the exact load is the velocity you are getting. Case capacity has a big efect in these smaller cases.
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    Thank you GPM for this info it is very good of you
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    Happy to share my learnings, yep that is my combo. I replied to your PM.
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    As grandpamac said it depends on your case I use adi brass and 62grn hornady btsp and tryed upto 26.2grn but got a good load at 25 and there is room for more powder. I also have some starline brass and at 25grn it is fill and slightly compressed with 69grn targex. All loaded with 2206h and in a t3x 1/8 20 inch barrel
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    Quote Originally Posted by 300wsm for life View Post
    Happy to share my learnings, yep that is my combo. I replied to your PM.
    Thank you much appreciated
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    Quote Originally Posted by country cuts View Post
    As grandpamac said it depends on your case I use adi brass and 62grn hornady btsp and tryed upto 26.2grn but got a good load at 25 and there is room for more powder. I also have some starline brass and at 25grn it is fill and slightly compressed with 69grn targex. All loaded with 2206h and in a t3x 1/8 20 inch barrel
    Thank you for the info, I appreciate it
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    Used to use BM2 for 73's, 75's & 77's was very accurate

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    I found BM2 was 200fps slower than 2206H. I use BM2 in 55-62gr max because of the lower speeds.

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    Thank you everyone for your input and help, I will post an update once I get a chance to get out again.

    A big thanks to @300wsm for life who spent time talking me through alot of what I need to know and steering me in the right direction, certainly a top bloke.

    Cheers Fella's
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