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    HandF custom .223 55gr

    Anyone use this? Went to get normal hornady and this was all they had


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    They look strangely like bulk repackaged Hornady 55Gr SP training Ammo. Which incidentally in my Remmington 700 CDL Bolt shoots well under MOA for 5 round groups every day of the week and is absolutely fine and works well on the goats we've used it on.

    I'm thinking its just been bulk bought and re-packaged for H&F based on the look of the box illustration. Just make sure its not the full FMJ 55gr projectile that Hornady sell in bulk - I just can't get these to group anything near 2 moa in my rifle. Got about 290 left if anyone wants some...

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    for $50? ouchie.
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    I think they had a run made up via Ordnance Developments. Can order more any time they like that way, and are apparently working on .308.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carpe Diem View Post
    They look strangely like bulk repackaged Hornady 55Gr SP training Ammo. Which incidentally in my Remmington 700 CDL Bolt shoots well under MOA for 5 round groups every day of the week and is absolutely fine and works well on the goats we've used it on.

    I'm thinking its just been bulk bought and re-packaged for H&F based on the look of the box illustration. Just make sure its not the full FMJ 55gr projectile that Hornady sell in bulk - I just can't get these to group anything near 2 moa in my rifle. Got about 290 left if anyone wants some...
    what gun and twist?
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    This one - Spec's from Remington website 700 CDL 223 Remington 7.375 24" 43 5/8" 1:12" Discontinued LEFT 27101

    I bought it from Reloaders its been bedded, and had a fantastic trigger job done on it prior to me. I played around with some 55gr Blitzking handloads at 24gr of AR2206c 2 sided by side holes for 5 rounds ain't too bad as @Scouser can attest it shot.. OK.

    The FMJ's shot complete PUS! 4 different loads 22.5-24gr federal match primers average spread between 2-3 MOA. Same loads as above just different projectiles but shoots MOA on the factory SP training ammo (50 Box which was what I thought this looked like) re-badged by Hornady.
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    I have 30 rounds for sale if anyone wants them. I have always shot the Hornady training and goes well so I tried that stuff and it made patterns on the paper a 12 gauge would be proud of. Three training grouped well, three h&f Terrible then three training good.

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    Peel the h&f label off and you will probably find out . It looks like it could be Belmont ( they sell plain box 55 psp hornady )
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    Have a look in this article and or go to the hunting and fishing nz catalog to read it.
    All about where it is loaded, etc.
    Hope it help few of you guys.

    All the best.

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    I shoot this stuff in my AR just fine, shoots better than the Hornady 55gr brass case stuff.
    I buy in 250 round lots and makes it a fair price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jexla View Post
    I shoot this stuff in my AR just fine, shoots better than the Hornady 55gr brass case stuff.
    I buy in 250 round lots and makes it a fair price.
    What im about to do, trial box shot fine


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jexla View Post
    I shoot this stuff in my AR just fine, shoots better than the Hornady 55gr brass case stuff.
    I buy in 250 round lots and makes it a fair price.
    What is the barrel twist rate? I had the exact opposite experience, the h&f stuff grouped terribly and the Hornady always went well, even when I fired ten shots with three Hornady round in the middle of them if that makes sense

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    Quote Originally Posted by smidey View Post
    What is the barrel twist rate? I had the exact opposite experience, the h&f stuff grouped terribly and the Hornady always went well, even when I fired ten shots with three Hornady round in the middle of them if that makes sense

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    1-7 spikes barrel and i found it nearly as good as the hornady. But for wallabys and close deer it's fine for me


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    My AR is also 1-7 twist barrel.
    Everyone's gun will have different experiences.
    I am trying a new ammo this weekend which I got stupidly cheap.
    If you're after some cheap 5.56 or 223 ammo PM me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jexla View Post
    My AR is also 1-7 twist barrel.
    Everyone's gun will have different experiences.
    I am trying a new ammo this weekend which I got stupidly cheap.
    If you're after some cheap 5.56 or 223 ammo PM me
    Go onnnnn....


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