Who's using H335 for 223 55gr FMJ?





titanNV

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Looking to load up a bunch. I've seen lots of published data from different sources for various 55gr pills running from low to mid 20's, so in wondering what others use.

I've loaded some up at 22 and some at 23. Going to load 22.5, 23.5, 24, 24.5 and probably 25 to check velocities and accuracy.
 

usmcnye

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You have probably looked at the sierra reloading manual; for 55 grain .224 bullets, lists at bottom of page, "Hunting Load", H335 at 25.7 grains. I have used H335 in the past; still have a partial can of it left. For 55 grain bullets, I prefer REL 7, for heavier .224 bullets, I use Varget.
 

oly29

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Almost all I load is at 24.3-24.6 using H335. Never had a problem with it. Got is as I couldn't get 2230.
 

akholic

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24.2gr here with light crimp lee fcd 2.222 oal 2866 fps with 16" barrel just over 1 moa @100yards
 
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I use 25.7 grains of H335 with Hornady 55 grain BTHP bullets and get an average of 2919 and 2902 fps across 2 ten round groups.

This is out of a 16" AR. With the same rifle, Federal gets 3162 fps and Independence gets 3210 fps.

I used mixed brass.
 

4x4Brit

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Need to check my records but think I was at 23.8 or 24gr. I generally load to 2.255 with a light crimp.
I really need to be better organized with my notes, can't find that velocity anywhere. I seem to recall around 3100fps. Here's one I did find which worked well for me. Shot in the .6's at 100 out of a 16" stainless barrel:

Bullet Hornady 75gr BTHP Match
Powder 21.8gr H335
Primer Rem 7 1/2 Primer
Brass CBC 1.75
Velocity 2580
COAL 2.25
 

titanNV

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Thanks
I'm just looking for info on the specific bullet and powder mentioned in the title. Have thousands of that bullet for plinking loads.
 

4x4Brit

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What distance will the plinking occur? If I know I'm going to be shooting close in at paper, aka running around like a fool, I'll down load them to save powder. At 2700 or 3100, the paper doesn't know the difference. As long as you have function. Of course if there is distance involved, around 3k will serve you better. Also barrel life to consider if you care about that.