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55gr 193 OAL

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Fwdftw, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. Fwdftw


    Apr 18, 2009
    Hernando MS
    So i was using 62gr OAL @ 2.250 over 23.5gr of TAC.

    Place was out of 62gr m855 so i bought 1k m193 55gr! SO my question is.. should my OAL change? Ramshot doesnt list a 55gr FMJBT. So thats why i ask :D Thanks GTR
  2. .223?

  3. Fwdftw


    Apr 18, 2009
    Hernando MS
    Yes sorry Norton ! 55gr .223

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  4. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

    May 31, 2007
    Old Colorado City
    I don't have a number off the top of my head...2.210" maybe?

    Just make sure you have as much of the bearing surface touching the neck as you can. Boat tail doesn't count...

    If that means it doesn't line up with the cannelure, so be it. Don't crimp.

    Just my opinion...
  5. F106 Fan

    F106 Fan

    Oct 19, 2011
    Ramshot has data for a 55 gr VNE FMJ

    I have no idea what the abbreviation 'VNE' means nor is the definition given in the data manual. "Varmit Nightmare Xtreme" comes up in Google.

    EDIT: I loaded my Montana Gold 55 gr FMJ to 2.250" and this left the crimp in the case mouth exactly at the forward edge of the cannelure.

    OOPS: You're right, the Ramshot manual doesn't say anything about BT FMJ. The Montana Gold bullet has the slightlest little taper at the base of the bullet. I guess it could be called BT. Without the taper, I don't know how I would seat a rifle bullet as the cases aren't bell-mouthed.


    Last edited: Sep 9, 2012
  6. Fwdftw


    Apr 18, 2009
    Hernando MS
    I don't crimp zombie I went with 2.20 we will see how they work in a little bit !

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  7. rg1


    Aug 5, 2003
    Most all m193 55 fmj's seat to an oal of 2.250" which puts the cannelure at the case mouth. Some 55 fmj bullets have a blunt rounder nose profile than does m193 which have a long sharp pointed tip. Tips with a rounded blunt profile get seated to 2.210-2.230".