First of all, sorry for beating this dead horse! I know there are several topics on .223 loads, but I can't seem to find the answer to my question searching, and I am new to reloading rifle rounds and don't want to screw up my face or my AR15!
Since I am just trying to reload some plinking rounds right now and not super worried about accuracy, I thought I would start with some 55 grain bullets, and based on recommendations from this forum bought a pound of H335 powder and CCI small rifle primers.
The bullets I bought were Winchester FMJBT 55 grain. The only load data my Lyman manual has for a 55 grain bullet is for a jacketed spitzer, which is 24.3 grains starting load and 27 grains maximum with an OAL of 2.260. Hodgdon web site does not show anything for a FMJBT bullet. Since I am so new to rifle reloading, I don't really know what a spitzer bullet style is.
My question is, would it be safe to follow the Lyman load for a spitzer bullet even though I am using a FMJBT bullet? Please don't belittle me for not knowing all of these bullet types! Like I said, I am just starting out reloading rifle rounds, but have been reloading 9mm and .45 ACP for about 4 years now.
Thanks in advance for any information you knowledgeable fellows can provide!