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Is that just one load / recipe? 

You need to try different powder loads and seating depths...

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As @Lloyd90 says I'd trawl around or put out a request for loads for the powder and heads you're using.

I'm in a similar position but have a buddy gave me his recipe that works well in mime. Just got to refine the depth/jump. I could experiment with loads but I'm happy with the results so far. Happy shooting. 

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9 hours ago, Lloyd90 said:

Is that just one load / recipe? 

You need to try different powder loads and seating depths...

Ok I’ll do that thanks 

2 hours ago, Mr.C said:

As @Lloyd90 says I'd trawl around or put out a request for loads for the powder and heads you're using.

I'm in a similar position but have a buddy gave me his recipe that works well in mime. Just got to refine the depth/jump. I could experiment with loads but I'm happy with the results so far. Happy shooting. 

Thanks that’s very helpful 

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Mates of mine have took years of playing with bullets and powders working up loads for their rifles. It's part of the hobby for them. Another mate got as many different factory loads he could and tried them, found the most accurate that was as far as he went.

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On 11/10/2019 at 09:40, welshwarrior said:

What weight bullet are you shooting and what is the barrel twist rate? 

Im shooting a 150grain bullet with  1:12 twist I think 

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3 hours ago, utectok said:

Im shooting a 150grain bullet with  1:12 twist I think 

Have you tried a few different factory loads weight to twist is  right. 

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2 hours ago, welshwarrior said:

Have you tried a few different factory loads weight to twist is  right. 

It shoots federal well 😉

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When I first (recently) started reloading my .223 , the first thing I did was google the best load for my barrel.
Theres a wealth of info out there, with particular detail on some of the American sites, they are absolutely anal about reloading !

Use their time spent, and wealth of knowledge, combine that with the powder and bullet manufacturers recommendations and start off like I did , on the lowest recommended loads.

I was very lucky in that my chosen starting loads of Hornady 53gn bullets and CFE .223 produced tight cloverleaf groups at 100 yds.
The home loads out performed ANY factory cartridge I bought, including Hornadys own !

All this out of a cheap second hand gun , with a £120 scope on board.

Read up, pick a start point and have a play, its very satisfying when it all comes together.

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19 hours ago, utectok said:

It shoots federal well 😉

Give us the exact round it shoots well we can probably tell you what bullet and primer it is and give you a start on the powder to try. 

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2 hours ago, welshwarrior said:

Give us the exact round it shoots well we can probably tell you what bullet and primer it is and give you a start on the powder to try. 

Federal power shock 150 grains 

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49 minutes ago, utectok said:

Federal power shock 150 grains 

Not one I’m totally familiar with I’d try a series pro hunter 150 grain and RS50. 

 

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10 hours ago, welshwarrior said:

Not one I’m totally familiar with I’d try a series pro hunter 150 grain and RS50. 

 

Rs50 the propellant? 

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