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  • John S

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    This you don't see much. This is out of my Rem. 223 ,700 rifle. It is WW 231 power 3.5 gr to 5.5 gr... A speer 40 gr. SP . All are 3 shot groups at 25 yds.. Group sizes are= .253", .076", .088", .253", .201".
     

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    John S

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    Mine are about 1200 to 1500. I have not chronograph them but have others and they are some where in there. And that is not bad at 100 yds. . If I can find some blue dot I'll try that. Finding blue dot HAHAHA
     

    Nortex

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    It's always fun to try different stuff. Just wondering what it's costing you per round....would some match 22LR be better/easier to accomplish the same thing (yes, I know 22LR won't shoot out of your UNMODIFIED* 223 bolt gun).

    *clarification for benenglish's benefit
     
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    John S

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    I do reduced loads in 221 fireball, 223 rem., 22-250, and 30-06. I can hunt small game with them all. I like the 22's ,but if you can't get them some times these days you can all ways go to the reduced loads. You can get a lot of shots out of a 1 lb. power like about 1700 shot using 4 grs. of power. It depends on the type bullet you can get. But about .08 cents to .15 cent a shot. And some of the prices they are trying to charge for 22's. The cases can be used over and over a lot. Primers are about $.04. All a + for me.
     

    Nortex

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    Makes sense to me, thanks. Hopefully 22LR will come down (not holdin my breath), but certainly a good idea to have a b/u plan as you do.

    I've been playing with 9mm subs, but sometime a 115 to 147gr is a little more mass than I want to be slinging downrange.
     

    Paul5388

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    I looked through my notes and didn't see any velocities for the Blue Dot load. I'm pretty sure I shot that group out of a handi rifle, but it would function in an AR as long as it was manually ejected.

    Since I also cast .224" bullets, I could load them in .223 brass for even cheaper shooting.
     

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