my load is 23.1 XBR with a 77 tmk seated max mag length and its 1/2 moa load out of my mk12 mod 1. CLE Douglas on it. Sub softball size rock at 615 yards. And 680 was hitting the 6” plate over and over. Boring accurate+ 2000 on 23.4 grains of 8208xbr under a 77 grain Nosler custom competition in L/C brass. Shot sub MOA at 100 yards and near minute of guy holding the rifle at 600 yards... if you use SMKs, I bet it will do a bit better...
The reason I ask is because I was given a Savage model 11 in 223. The rifle is pretty accurate with the same ammo I use for my AR pistol. The magazine is stupid long for a 223 round. I bought a 223 Hornady modified case and from base to ogive was 1.960 with the 75gr bullet. If I remember correctly the mag will let me seat out to 2.455 for the cartridge.I ran 73 ELDs with quite a bit of jump and they shot good. Similar ogive
How did your testing go with those powders? I’m contemplating on which one of those to use.Going to start working up loads with a 75ELD-M with Lapua brass in a 1/7 twist 26” barrel. I plan on doing an OCW test with a couple different powders listed below. What should my starting and stopping charge weights for each powder be?
8208: 23- 24.5 in .2gr increments?
Nothing yet. I’m traveling for work and need to pick up some 8208. I was just hoping to nail down the charges I was going to try beforehand. After looking around it seems like most people find there load between the ranges I gave for each powderHow did your testing go with those powders? I’m contemplating on which one of those to use.
I know this post is from 2019, but I run the Nosler 77 gr Custom Comps in my .223 Wylde bolt gun with 8208XBR. I load to 23.2gr, at .015 off the lands. I’m using a 1/8 twist 22” barrel and get 2793 fps.Haven't started shoot it yet. Just trying to decide what to start with. This is a 20 inch barrel, so speed will be limited. 1 in 8, so I am sure it will not stablize the 85 RDF. Have your tried the Nosler 77 custom competition bullet or 77 RDF?
With that twist rate how do the heavies do? I have a 1:8 24in Wilson and anything heavier than a 62 doesn't do well at all. It has a match chamber thinkin about goin wyldeRe: Loads for .223- 5.56
20" Rockriver Varminator(predator/varmint hybrid)
69gr bullet (seems not to care about make)
my standard load