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.223 Remington (Modern Handloads) (Load Development)

.223 Remington (Modern Handloads) (Load Development)
Warning! A Remington Model 700 VTR SS (Varmint Tactical Rifle, Stainless Steel) with a triangular 20-inch barrel (1:9 twist, integral muzzle brake) and a Leupold VX-5HD 4-20x 52mm CDS-ZL2 Side Focus Duplex scope was used to test all loads. Once-fired Hornady brass, CCI BR-4 Small Rifle primers, RCBS full-length dies and an Area 419 ZERO Reloading Press were used throughout. Velocities were established with a LabRadar Doppler unit.

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Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS)
69 RMR 3-Gun Hunter Shooters World Match Rifle Subscribe 2540
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.21
69 RMR 3-Gun Hunter Shooters World Match Rifle Subscribe 2685
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.92
69 RMR 3-Gun Hunter Shooters World Match Rifle Subscribe 2795
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .83
69 RMR 3-Gun Hunter IMR IMR-4166 Subscribe 2535
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .59
69 RMR 3-Gun Hunter IMR IMR-4166 Subscribe 2680
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.58
69 RMR 3-Gun Hunter IMR IMR-4166 Subscribe 2792
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.13
69 RMR 3-Gun Hunter Vihtavuori VV-N135 Subscribe 2646
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .41
69 RMR 3-Gun Hunter Vihtavuori VV-N135 Subscribe 2744
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.01
69 RMR 3-Gun Hunter Vihtavuori VV-N135 Subscribe 2839
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .68
69 RMR 3-Gun Hunter Ramshot TAC Subscribe 2628
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .70
69 RMR 3-Gun Hunter Ramshot TAC Subscribe 2725
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.65
69 RMR 3-Gun Hunter Ramshot TAC Subscribe 2846
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.08
69 RMR 3-Gun Hunter Hodgdon Benchmark Subscribe 2674
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .61
69 RMR 3-Gun Hunter Hodgdon Benchmark Subscribe 2787
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .45
69 RMR 3-Gun Hunter Hodgdon Benchmark Subscribe 2868
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .52
69 Sierra Tipped MatchKing Shooters World Tactical Rifle Subscribe 2766
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.300; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .88
69 Sierra Tipped MatchKing Shooters World Tactical Rifle Subscribe 2934
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.300; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .87
69 Sierra Tipped MatchKing Shooters World Tactical Rifle Subscribe 3045
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.300; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .84
69 Sierra Tipped MatchKing Hodgdon CFE 223 Subscribe 2646
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.300; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .69
69 Sierra Tipped MatchKing Hodgdon CFE 223 Subscribe 2785
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.300; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.10
69 Sierra Tipped MatchKing Hodgdon CFE 223 Subscribe 2919
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.300; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.06
69 Sierra Tipped MatchKing Vihtavuori VV-N140 Subscribe 2807
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.300; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .30
69 Sierra Tipped MatchKing Vihtavuori VV-N140 Subscribe 2925
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.300; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .54
69 Sierra Tipped MatchKing Vihtavuori VV-N140 Subscribe 3037
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.300; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .86
69 Sierra Tipped MatchKing Accurate AAC-2230 Subscribe 2547
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.300; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .89
69 Sierra Tipped MatchKing Accurate AAC-2230 Subscribe 2727
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.300; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.07
69 Sierra Tipped MatchKing Accurate AAC-2230 Subscribe 2843
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.300; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.11
69 Sierra Tipped MatchKing Alliant Power Pro 2000 MR Subscribe 2669
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.300; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .57
69 Sierra Tipped MatchKing Alliant Power Pro 2000 MR Subscribe 2864
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.300; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .88
69 Sierra Tipped MatchKing Alliant Power Pro 2000 MR Subscribe 3027
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.300; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .56
75 Speer Gold Dot Shooters World Precision Rifle Subscribe 2699
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.50
75 Speer Gold Dot Shooters World Precision Rifle Subscribe 2822
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.35
75 Speer Gold Dot Shooters World Precision Rifle Subscribe 2922
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.20
75 Speer Gold Dot Winchester StaBALL 6.5 Subscribe 2387
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.15
75 Speer Gold Dot Winchester StaBALL 6.5 Subscribe 2558
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.65
75 Speer Gold Dot Winchester StaBALL 6.5 Subscribe 2639
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .63
75 Speer Gold Dot Vihtavuori VV-N540 Subscribe 2561
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .37
75 Speer Gold Dot Vihtavuori VV-N540 Subscribe 2705
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .50
75 Speer Gold Dot Vihtavuori VV-N540 Subscribe 2815
Remarks: compressed load; COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.18
75 Speer Gold Dot Accurate AAC-2460 Subscribe 2564
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.20
75 Speer Gold Dot Accurate AAC-2460 Subscribe 2653
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): 1.23
75 Speer Gold Dot Accurate AAC-2460 Subscribe 2749
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .64
75 Speer Gold Dot Alliant RL-TS 15.5 Subscribe 2491
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .72
75 Speer Gold Dot Alliant RL-TS 15.5 Subscribe 2630
Remarks: COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .77
75 Speer Gold Dot Alliant RL-TS 15.5 Subscribe 2720
Remarks: compressed load; COAL (inches): 2.260; 3-Shot 100-Yard Group (inches): .50