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Old 04-10-2007, 04:09 PM   #1
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COL Needed

.223/5.56mm, Bullet:.224 69gr BTHP Barrel Length: 20in Barrel Twist 1 in 8
IMR/Hodgdon shows 2.235
Winchester shows 2.120
Lyman 48th Page 145 shows, 2.260
Anyone know for sure?
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Old 04-10-2007, 05:49 PM   #2
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I don't think it matters - as long as you check for pressure signs while working up from a light load. I'd bet the short length rounds have less powder in them.

I personally load to 2.260" in a 1:8" RRA NM4 20" Wylde chamber AR.
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:40 PM   #3
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Hercules powder chart shows 2.260.
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Old 04-10-2007, 07:18 PM   #4
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I'm working up this Load for the A2
Looking for an accurate Load for the 52gr BTHP too!
Thank You!
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:08 PM   #5
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The A4 is what I have. Need the 53gr SMK flat bottom bullet, not the boat tails. Put 26.0gr TAC under it, CCI BR-4 primer. That's what I use at 200yds or less as long as it's not windy. If windy, I use 69gr SMK with 25.5 varget. Both loaded to 2.260" COAL.
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Old 04-18-2007, 09:34 PM   #6
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2.260 for the 69's for me with the wylde chamber.
I think the 2.260 came about as the max OAL for mag length but most people I know use it.

I also load my 68 hdy's to 2.260 which puts the cannelure out of the case. Groups are smaller than loading to "cannelure" length

My RR 1/8 also likes the 53 flat base better than the 52 boat tails
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