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.223 loads for Short Barrels

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by cyrsequipment, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. cyrsequipment

    cyrsequipment Angry

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    I'm not much of a reloader (yet) but I do have a question about a specialized load for a short-barreled .223...

    Is there such a thing as a load optimized for such a short barrel?
     
  2. sourdough44

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    I think not really, for 16" & over. The idea of this was listed in the 'reloading myths busted' article in a recent shooting times or guns & ammo magazine. The little bit of different in average 223 powders may not matter much with a modest change in barrel length. This is not to say that some powders are not better suited to different weight bullets for the 223. Much of the time powders are a little faster with the lighter bullets. You may also get into the 'low flash powder' discussion. I just wouldn't over think it. IMHO
     

  3. cyrsequipment

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    Sorry, I was referring to 10in and 11.5in barrels...

    But I think you meant that it really wouldn't matter much.

    thanks.
     
  4. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    I'd go with the heaviest bullet your twist rate shoots well.