Starting points for CFE223 and H335 under 55gr HP out of an AR

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  • rushthezeppelin

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    So I'm about to start load workup for CFE223 and H335 under 55gr Dogtown HPs. CFE 223 is showing 26.0-28.0gr load range on the Nosler site. H335 shows 23.0-25.0gr on Noslers site. Oddly enough my Lyman 49th shows 24.3-27.0 for H335. Unfortunately Hodgons reloading center site is down atm (404 error
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    ) so I can't check them. Will be using CCI 41s in LC brass.

    I was wondering though if anyone has good starting points for these that would be likely to cycle my action, a 16" carbine gas with SA BCG and standard buffer and spring. I'd rather not waste my time/components with loads that are too light to cycle the action. Anyone got some good minimums with these two powders to start my ladder testing with?
     

    Deavis

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    H335 will cycle an AR down to 23.5 in my testing. It was a pathetic feel so I didn't chrono it.


    CALPOWDERCHARGEBULLETPRIMEROALCRIMPGUNBRASSAVGSDES
    223REMH33524.5.224 55GR FMJBT W/C - HORNADYSRP - #400 - CCI2.260.242RRA A2 AR-15 (223)OF - 223REM - GENERIC2853.616.147
    223REMH33524.5.224 55GR PSP W/C - HORNADYSRP - #400 - CCI2.20.242RRA A2 AR-15 (223)OF - 223REM - GENERIC2831.234.297
    223REMH33524.5.224 55GR FMJBT W/C - HORNADYSRP - #400 - CCI2.20.242RRA A2 AR-15 (223)OF - 223REM - GENERIC2750.239.6120
    223REMH33524.8.224 55GR FMJBT W/C - HORNADYSRP - #400 - CCI2.20.242RRA A2 AR-15 (223)OF - 223REM - GENERIC2810.639.9151
    223REMH33525.224 55GR FMJBT W/C - HORNADYSRP - #400 - CCI2.260.242RRA A2 AR-15 (223)OF - 223REM - GENERIC2898.524.666
    223REMH33525.224 55GR PSP W/C - HORNADYSRP - #400 - CCI2.20.242RRA A2 AR-15 (223)OF - 223REM - GENERIC2885.625.471
    223REMH33525.224 55GR FMJBT W/C - HORNADYSRP - #400 - CCI2.20.242RRA A2 AR-15 (223)OF - 223REM - GENERIC281912.234
    223REMH33525.224 55GR FMJBT W/C - HORNADY5.56P - #41 - CCI2.20.242RRA A2 AR-15 (223)OF - 223REM - GENERIC2809.823.168
    223REMH33525.224 55GR FMJBT W/C - HORNADYSRP - #6-1/2 - REMINGTON2.20.242RRA A2 AR-15 (223)OF - 223REM - GENERIC2806.42168
    223REMH33525.224 55GR FMJBT W/C - HORNADYSRP - WSR - WINCHESTER2.20.242RRA A2 AR-15 (223)OF - 223REM - GENERIC280419.752
    223REMH33525.5.224 55GR FMJBT W/C - HORNADYSRP - #400 - CCI2.260.242RRA A2 AR-15 (223)OF - 223REM - GENERIC302125.874
    223REMH33525.5.224 55GR FMJBT W/C - HORNADYSRP - #400 - CCI2.260.242RRA A2 AR-15 (223)OF - 223REM - GENERIC2965.634.484
    223REMH33525.5.224 55GR PSP W/C - HORNADYSRP - #400 - CCI2.20.242RRA A2 AR-15 (223)OF - 223REM - GENERIC2938.23378
    223REMH33525.5.224 55GR FMJBT W/C - HORNADYSRP - #400 - CCI2.20.242RRA A2 AR-15 (223)OF - 223REM - GENERIC290020.455
    223REMH33526.224 55GR PSP W/C - HORNADYSRP - #400 - CCI2.20.242RRA A2 AR-15 (223)OF - 223REM - GENERIC3045.629.891
    223REMH33526.224 55GR FMJBT W/C - HORNADYSRP - #400 - CCI2.20.242RRA A2 AR-15 (223)OF - 223REM - GENERIC2963.211.629


    Need to get my table paste working, sorry.
     

    rushthezeppelin

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    Wow talk about some concise load data. Thanks a bunch man, that gives me a great place to start with H335.

    Still so odd that there is such a huge discrepancy on the H335 data between Nosler and Lyman. I'm guessing Lyman is probably going to be the better data to look at though. Still not sure if I want to go all the way up to 27.0 gr but I guess I'll load up to that and just watch for usual pressure signs on the way.
     

    Texasjack

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    Hodgdon:
    Bullet Type Powder Diam. OAL Min.Gr. Vel. Pressure Max. Gr. Vel. Pressure
    55 GR. SPR SP Hodgdon CFE 223 .224" 2.200" 26.0 3133 43,300 PSI 27.8 3329 51,300 PSI

    I had good results at 26.3 gr.
     

    RTA48

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    Why would you guess the Lyman manual would give better dats?
     
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