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I am looking to load some more 223 ammo for close range hoser type shooting. I haven’t loaded since the last election when prices were higher than current. I was wondering what components/powder everyone was using to produce the most economical load. 

 

Thanks in advance, Nick

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26 minutes ago, George16 said:

I had been using H335 with Hornady 55 Gr FMJBT bullets and Winchester primers. I usually load it with 24.2 Gr H335 for hoser type shooting.

I use the same recipe for mine. 

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For 223 I'm using AR-Comp. Very short cut, small stick power but meters really well.

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H-335, 25.5 gr with 55gr bullets.  Very accurate, never chrono'd  load.

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3 hours ago, Steve RA said:

H-335, 25.5 gr with 55gr bullets.  Very accurate, never chrono'd  load.

Are you not having overpressure issues?

 

I loaded up some 25.0 grain loads for my bolt action and had the primer come back so hard it stuck to the firing pin. 

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58 minutes ago, bushmeat said:

Hoser load: 19.5 grains AA2200, 55fmj. Light and flat. 1.5 moa @ 100 yards.

Dang, I thought my 21gr load of AA2200 was light. You ever chrono that?

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11 hours ago, TonytheTiger said:

Dang, I thought my 21gr load of AA2200 was light. You ever chrono that?

2470 fps in 18" Stag Wylde chamber. Burns clean too. Got the load from Markco on here, IIRC.

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Matt1911,

 

No, but I load as long as will fit in the magazine,  this probably gives a little more space in the case.  The primers look perfectly normal after firing.

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16 minutes ago, chevrofreak said:

Pulled down WC844 can be had for $245 shipped for 16lbs.  It is basically H335. 

 You have me very interested. I found 16lb for somewhere just over $200. What load are you using? 

I have a h355 load of maybe 24gr (I’d have to go look for exact). 

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35 minutes ago, PharmDShooter said:

 You have me very interested. I found 16lb for somewhere just over $200. What load are you using? 

I have a h355 load of maybe 24gr (I’d have to go look for exact). 

I have never used it, but I have been looking at it.  Is that $200 shipped?

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1 hour ago, chevrofreak said:

I have never used it, but I have been looking at it.  Is that $200 shipped?

It ended up being $240 I believe. There was a free shipping option but fees got tacked on at the very end

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American Reloading has WC844 on sale right now 15% off.

 

Comes in at $208.24 for 16lbs shipped.

 

I just placed an order and will give it a shot.  Probably won't be till early spring as I have Tac to use up and want to work up with a Chrono.  Don't want to to deal with that in the cold and snow.

 

On 11/14/2018 at 7:34 PM, chevrofreak said:

I have never used it, but I have been looking at it.  Is that $200 shipped?

 

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On 11/24/2018 at 1:10 PM, JohnnyD said:

American Reloading has WC844 on sale right now 15% off.

 

Comes in at $208.24 for 16lbs shipped.

 

I just placed an order and will give it a shot.  Probably won't be till early spring as I have Tac to use up and want to work up with a Chrono.  Don't want to to deal with that in the cold and snow.

 

 

I just got in on this deal myself.  I have about 6k 5.56 cases to load up this winter.  I am thinking about getting 5k Bobs' Bullets 55gr FMJ to load with this powder.  Brass processing costs aside, component costs to load .223 will be under 15 cents each.   Primers 2.5 cents (less actually since most were bought on sale) 7.7 cents per bullet and powder about 4.65 cents. 

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On 11/11/2018 at 6:44 PM, glc said:

I also agree that H335 is a very good choice!:)

Another vote for H335 as a great hoser powder. Under 55 grain fmjs out of my JP I was connecting consistently at 600 yards as well

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Check out MidSouth, they have free haz mat in Shooters World (19HAZS) and alliant (19HAZA) powders, $5 haz fee for federal primers (19HAZP)


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