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K.A. Jones
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Hello all, thought I would post a decent recipe that I use in my AR's. If anyone else has some tried and true recipes please share!

Case length: 1.75
OAL: 2.23
Bullet: 55gr FMJBT with cannelure
Brass: Commercial; Remington, Winchester, PPU, PMC, Hornady, ETC
Powder: 25.0 gr of AA2230
Primer: Wolf small rifle magnum

I load this with a slight crimp. I don't have a chronograph but a friend with one says that they push around 3000 fps.

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ScottAR556
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I use the same powder, but loaded with 26.0 grains.
I get around 3050-3070fps with a 14.5" or 16" barrel.

AA2460 will give around the same figures.

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Scott

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K.A. Jones
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Mine was done out of a 20 inch that could account for some of the speed.

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quote:
Originally posted by K.A. Jones:
Mine was done out of a 20 inch that could account for some of the speed.

Possibly. With my loads, I get around 3300-3350 out of a
20" barrel. I can get over 3400 out of a 24".

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I've been enjoying loads with Ramshot TAC powder pushing 69 gr Nosler BTHP. I don't have a chrono but following their load guide it feels pretty hot and accuracy is good.

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Rudy
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I don't think you could beat the price of AA powders. I bought them for $8 a pound up until about 2 years ago. I still have 50# left of 2230.

It's not as clean burning as some other powders, but it is cost effective.

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Ramshot tac 25.3 grains with a 69 grain OTM
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K.A. Jones
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Wideners.com is showing Wolf small rifle and small rifle magnum primers in stock again. Same with AA2230 and 55 gr bullets. Sorry no hodgdon 335.
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it should be noted here that each rifle is different and whats safe in one might not be in another. use others recipes at your own risk.

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stanprophet
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Defensive Load:

Case length: 1.75
OAL: 2.260
Bullet: 77gr Sierra Match King w/cannular
Brass: Commercial; Remington, Winchester, PPU, PMC, Hornady, LC
Powder: 22.5 gr of Benchmark
Primer: CCI #41 5.56mm Primers

Plinking round:

Case length: 1.75
OAL: 2.220
Bullet: 55gr Hornady FMJ w/cannular
Brass: Commercial; Remington, Winchester, PPU, PMC, Hornady, LC
Powder: 24.0, or 25.0 gr of Benchmark (25.0 good backup for SHTF ammo) Close to m193 but just a hair slower
Primer: CCI #41 5.56mm Primers

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BLC-2 works very good in my rifle, very clean. My second choice would be AA2230
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