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Thread: 75gr Amax 223, Ladder test question

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    sorry 61mm oal
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    I think I need to start playing with the amaxes in my 223 again
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    Thanks @lau lau
    I'm keen to extend oal and see if we can get some more speed and tighten it up
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    @lau lau That seems like a good speed from such a short barrel, hopefully my 24" will get me to 2900.

    Is 25.5 showing any pressure signs, or is it super compressed? Most of the research I have done shows that 25.0 is the max anyone is using with Varget (2208).

    Do you know what the seating depth is based on 61mm OAL?

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    no pressure signs......and slightly compressed load.
    I got the load done for me by Allan @ accuracy developments. .....worked up a load for the 65gr gamekings and using benchmark 2 they both shoot to the same POI......

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    Loaded up these today using 23gr BM2 and @2.390. Many reloaderss are using 2208 but upwards of 25.5gr. It certainly is a long pill. Have an extended mag. Shooting from the Tikka T3.

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    I tried unsuccessfully to get 80gr AMAX to shoot from my 1.9 twist, knew it would be a risk but got a couple of boxes of projectiles as i have a 1.7 twist AR also. The 80gr never even got close to stabilising in the 1.9 and i got better results with the 69gr Sierra's in the AR.

    Oh well, you win some and you lose some..

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    I've just ordered those new 75gr eldms to try in my 1:8 T3. I'll by using 2206h. Will see how I get on.

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    75 bthp hornady for the Ar' s, very accurate 0.3 to 0.5" load to a maximum metal mag length. Two accuracy nodes 1 at min(slow though like 2300) then another a bit over Max book with BM2. Ok to hunt with also, and cheap-ish

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    Got them set up, 23gr of 2206h 62.11mm OAL 2780fps shoots under 1/2 at 100m shot a fallow in the neck today, biggg exit hole, was only 25m away. Will have a look for a red in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackson21 View Post
    75 bthp hornady for the Ar' s, very accurate 0.3 to 0.5" load to a maximum metal mag length. Two accuracy nodes 1 at min(slow though like 2300) then another a bit over Max book with BM2. Ok to hunt with also, and cheap-ish
    I've been using both 2208 and BM2, I find BM2 slightly more accurate and a lot easier to meter. Also I am finding the SMKs shoot better than the TMKs I need to experiment with the seating depth some more for the TMKs I suspect.
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