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    Quote Originally Posted by alamo5000 View Post
    Damn. Got a link to where to get those bullets?
    Sure: http://www.brownells.com/reloading/b...prod55232.aspx
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    I'm getting back into reloading for 223/5.56 after having to get out of it for awhile (lack of $$$) ,& now I have 2 AR's to feed lol.. I alwaysused H335 but decided to try out CFE223, & this is giving me a lot of info & a good starting point for 55 gr loads...

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    I've been running 27.0 Gr. of CFE 223 with the Hornady 55 FMJBT, and it's a nice shooting load. And I'm still .5 gr. under the maximum load of 27.5 Gr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billt View Post
    I've been running 27.0 Gr. of CFE 223 with the Hornady 55 FMJBT, and it's a nice shooting load. And I'm still .5 gr. under the maximum load of 27.5 Gr.
    Cool, thanks, I think I'll start off a little milder & see what our rifles like... My AR "frankenstien" has a 1:9 barrel & my GF's Armalite has a 1:7.... Are you using GI or commercial brass??? 99% of my brass is once fired LC....

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankenstienARshooter View Post
    Cool, thanks, I think I'll start off a little milder & see what our rifles like... My AR "frankenstien" has a 1:9 barrel & my GF's Armalite has a 1:7.... Are you using GI or commercial brass??? 99% of my brass is once fired LC....
    My brass is total "mutt" brass. A little bit of everything mixed in, both 5.56 MM and .223. Now I'm buying mostly processed stuff ready for loading. The stuff is cleaned, polished, full length resized, trimmed to length, primer pockets swaged, and is ready to receive primer, powder, and lead. I get it here for just $84.00 @ 1,000 when they have it in stock. For that price it doesn't pay to prep it yourself. It goes straight from the box, right into the Dillon. (I just replace the sizing die with a decapping die, to be sure the flash hole is clear before seating the primer). It loads like the wind.

    I keep my loads a bit on the hotter side to assure reliable functioning. Most all of my AR's are equipped with M-16 style bolt carrier groups. And the heavier charge weight assures reliable functioning with the heavier M-16 BCG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frankenstienARshooter View Post
    Cool, thanks, I think I'll start off a little milder & see what our rifles like... My AR "frankenstien" has a 1:9 barrel & my GF's Armalite has a 1:7.... Are you using GI or commercial brass??? 99% of my brass is once fired LC....
    I use 26.5gr CFE223 for a slightly SLIGHTLY reduced load (around 2900fps) with 55gr FMJs.

    I shoot a lot of Lake City brass but in my bulk loads like this I usually have a bunch of PSD or IMI brass set aside. They’re 5.56 cases and have to be decrimped like normal

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    Thanks guys, Frankenstien has an adjustable gas block & both have M-16 bcgs, so it looks like hotter would be the way to go, thanks again.... Later on comes working up a 60 gr sp load for hunting, our deer aint very big here in N.Fl. lol....
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