Bullet for the AR15

Mk32784

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Hello all,

Just got into reloading 223, looking to work up something for a precision oriented AR15, that needs to be mag feed.

Usually have been shooting the sierra 77gr Hollow Point Boat Tail out of factory ammo and it performs well.
Is there any bullet that performs better that can be loaded to mag length?

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TxWelder35

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    That Sierra SMK works well
    Berger 77 otm works well

    Not sure if their is much else in stock anywhere
     

    Dogtown

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    Hornady 75gr is a good option when the 77 OTM and 77 SMK aren't available.
     

    Gustav7

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    The TMK is going to be the best bullet BC wise that you can realistically fit to mag length. I used them for a while with good results.

    Currently using 75gr BTHP with just as good of results behind XBR 8208.
     

    Molon

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    Barnes 85 grain Match Burner

    barnes_85_grain_match_burner_10_shot_gro-1598303.jpg





    Berger 62 grain HP

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    Sierra 55 grain BlitzKing

    55_grain_blitzkings_10_shot_group_at_100-1598299.jpg





    Sierra 69 grain MatchKing


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    Hornady 75 grain BTHP

    hornady_75_grain_bthp_10_shot_groupo-1598304.jpg





    Sierra 77 grain MatchKing


    lothar_barrel__control_group_77_smk_meas-1598305.jpg





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    semperfireloading

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    Hello, I wold say Berger makes most accurate I have tested. But you can achieve very good accuracy with tuning and testing with Nosler/Sierra or Hornady, too.
    http://www.natoreloading.com/556/

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    As you can see, All sub MOA except last group. Using variety of brands. I don't even consider N140 the best for accuracy, I consider it upper, middle tier.