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Thread: Items purchased today locally for reloading the .223 rem will they work? Thanks!

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    Items purchased today locally for reloading the .223 rem will they work? Thanks!

    http://www.battenfeldtechnologies.co...digital-calipe

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tNumber=963843

    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct...tNumber=959699 These are the items I picked up today locally and was told they would work for the .223 rem. reloading. My web orders are both due to arrive tomorrow so I bought these items so hopefully, I will have most of the basics I need to get started. Thanks!

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    It appears you have made some good choices to begin loading for a wide variety of bullet weights in the .223
    If I remember correctly, you also bought an RCBS case trimmer?

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    Brass, bullets, and primers ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by abintx View Post
    Brass, bullets, and primers ???
    Yes I have some I think, it's Winchester brass for starters and Hornady 55 grn. bullets due to arrive tomorrow with many more items. Thanks!

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    And ... barrel twist ???

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    Hi Art, The barrel twist is 1:9 Thanks for testing me I need that. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p5200 View Post
    Hi Art, The barrel twist is 1:9 Thanks for testing me I need that. Lol.
    For reference here is a good rundown on bullet diameter, bullet weight, and barrel twist from our friends at Shilen Rifles: http://www.shilen.com/calibersAndTwists.html.

    For your twist, Ronnie Check's 63 grain .224 bullet might be a good choice. Here's Ronnie's link: http://www.rcheek.com/.

    About a month after I started reloading, I got lucky and shot a .084 five-shot group with his 63 grain bullet using the same twist that you're using and the load I recommended earlier. No, I didn't measure it. Virg Howarth our match director happened to be at the range the same day and he did the measuring. When that fifth bullet went through that tiny hole I was hooked on reloading forever.

    At the time I was shooting a Savage Model 12 VLP-S that I had trued, timed, and stocked by Fred Moreo with a minimum chamber .223 Remington, Douglas barrel. I had added a Rifle Basix Sav 2 trigger myself.

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    Varget is okay for small bullets in .223, but I like Benchmark and AA2230 better. They measure easier and fit in the case a little better.

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