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Loading .223 With Accurate 2460

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by F106 Fan, Sep 12, 2013.


  1. F106 Fan

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    So, I scored some Hornady 55 gr FMJ and some Accurate 2460. Looking at the Accurate Powders manual, the closest match I can find is for a VNE 55 gr FMJ (Varmint Nightmare Extreme). Well, I don't have a VNE bullet, but the load range is 22.9 gr (3018 fps) to 25.4 gr (3298 fps).

    So, I'm thinking about staying on the low end of the scale, say 23.0 gr, with either the Hornady or Montana Gold 55 gr bullets. I don't particularly care about achieving some magical velocity because these rounds will never be shot at more than 100 yards and seldom more than 50 yards.

    BTW, both bullets have a cannelure so I will be applying a light crimp.

    Any thoughts?

    Richard
     
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  2. GIockGuy24

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    I've had great results with Accurate A2460 and Hornady 55 grain FMJ's in 223. I've loaded near max. I haven't used the Montana Gold bullets.
     

  3. F106 Fan

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    Near MAX for which bullet? I looked at a photo of the VNE 55 gr and it sure looks like a conventional 55 gr to me so I'm thinking that the load range is probably accurate.

    I'm going to start a bit below MIN and walk up anyway so it's all going to work out. I'll probably never get close to MAX but since it's only 2.5 gr from MIN, there isn't much of a range!

    Richard
     
  4. GIockGuy24

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    I've found the Hornady 55 grain FMJ to be good quality compared to some others. I don't know the VNE bullet but most .224" 55 grain FMJ bullets are fairly similar in design.