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    223 Load data required

    Hi just purchased a 223 Rem looking for recommendations / load / Powder info for the 53gr Vmax head. Could anybody help. Rifle Tikka T3 / 22" Barrel / 1:10 twist

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    Vit N133 is the most used powder amongst our .223 toting crew, anything from 40 grain Nosler BT's through your requirement, out on to 55 grains (Bullets that is)
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    Check the twist rate, never heard of a Tikka with a 1:10 twist, as for load data, look on the websites of the powder or bullet manufacturers you intend to use, also check out, Reloaders Nest.
    Is there a time and place for spontaneity?

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    .223 Remington

    Test barrel: 620 mm (25”), 1 in 12” twist
    Primers: Small Rifle
    Cases: Lapua, trim-to length 44,50 mm (1.752”)
    Bullet Powder Starting load Maximum load
    Weight Type Mfg C.O.L Type Weight Velocity Weight Velocity
    [g] [grs] [mm] [in.] [g] [grs] [m/s] [fps] [g] [grs] [m/s] [fps]
    2,6 40 Spire Point Speer 52,7 2.075 N120 1,23 19.0 963 3159 1,49 23.0 1118 3668
    N130 1,46 22.5 1032 3386 1,65 25.5 1147 3763
    N133 1,54 23.8 1037 3402 1,68F 25.9F 1105 3625
    2,9 45 Spitzer Speer 54,0 2.126 N120 1,25 19.3 933 3061 1,48 22.8 1072 3517
    N130 1,44 22.2 991 3251 1,62 25.0 1092 3583
    N133 1,51 23.3 987 3238 1,68F 25.9F 1091 3579
    N135 1,64 25.3 1010 3314 1,68F 25.9F 1034 3392
    3,2 50 TNT-HP Speer 57,0 2.244 N120 1,25 19.3 911 2989 1,47 22.7 1036 3399
    N130 1,43 22.1 947 3107 1,59 24.5 1046 3432
    N133 1,56 24.1 990 3248 1,68F 25.9F 1077 3533
    N135 1,65 25.5 999 3278 1,68F 25.9F 1018 3340
    3,3 51 HPCE Lapua 57,0 2.244 N120 1,23 19.0 909 2982 1,37 21.1 991 3251
    N130 1,35 20.8 930 3051 1,51 23.3 1018 3340
    N133 1,45 22.4 943 3094 1,61 A 24.8 A 1033 A 3389 A
    N530 1,53 23.6 963 3159 1,66 25.6 1052 3451
    N135 1,54 23.8 957 3140 1,68F 25.9 1034 3392
    3,4 52 HPBT Sierra 57,0 2.244 N130 1,37 21.1 936 3071 1,54 23.8 1028 3373
    N133 1,46 22.5 948 3110 1,62 25.0 1033 3389
    N135 1,54 23.8 808 2651 1,66F 25.6F 1039 3409
    3,6 55 Soft Point Lapua 56,5 2.224 N120 1,09 16.8 820 2690 1,31 20.2 939 3081
    N130 1,21 18.7 857 2812 1,42 21.9 959 3146
    N133 1,36 21.0 876 2874 1,56 24.1 980 3215
    N135 1,43 22.1 899 2949 1,64F 25.3F 1004 3294
    N530 1,44 22.2 891 2923 1,61 24.8 995 3264
    N140 1,57 24.2 915 3002 1,74F 26.9F 1014 3327
    3,6 55 FMJ Lapua 57,0 2.244 N120 1,21 18.7 876 2874 1,35 20.8 953 3127
    N130 1,33 20.5 895 2936 1,50 23.1 985 3232
    N133 1,43 22.1 911 2989 1,59 24.5 999 3278
    N530 1,51 23.3 931 3054 1,64 25.3 1015 3330
    N135 1,51 23.3 927 3041 1,68F 25.9F 999 3278
    N140 1,61 24.8 917 3009 1,77F 27.3F 1004 3294
    3,6 55 FMJBT Hornady 57,0 2.244 N120 1,21 18.7 889 2917 1,34 20.7 960 3150
    N130 1,41 21.8 956 3136 1,52 23.5 1013 3323
    N133 1,43 22.1 928 3045 1,59 24.5 1006 3301
    N530 1,50 23.1 941 3087 1,62 25.0 1022 3353
    N135 1,51 23.3 938 3077 1,66 25.6 1017 3337
    N140 1,60 24.7 930 3051 1,74 26.8 1019 3343
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kernel gadaffi View Post
    Check the twist rate, never heard of a Tikka with a 1:10 twist,
    Not in .223, anyway. Sounds like an older model, 22" barrel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Von View Post
    Hi just purchased a 223 Rem looking for recommendations / load / Powder info for the 53gr Vmax head. Could anybody help. Rifle Tikka T3 / 22" Barrel / 1:10 twist
    53gr VMax can be fussy

    I have a selection of 40-60gr bullets if you want to try some before you buy a load
    40gr Vmax
    40gr Blitzking
    45gr Sierra SP
    52gr Amax
    60gr Hornady SP Varmint

    also a selection of
    Varget
    N133
    H355
    RL7

    where in the borders?

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    52gr a max and benchmark work a treat in my .223

    and they expand!
    Last edited by big ears; 24-11-2015 at 11:27.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kernel gadaffi View Post
    Check the twist rate, never heard of a Tikka with a 1:10 twist, as for load data, look on the websites of the powder or bullet manufacturers you intend to use, also check out, Reloaders Nest.
    Sorry guys the rifle has a 1:12 twist

    And thanks all for the help plenty to go on.

    Cheers

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