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    223 rounds

    hello to all i was wondering is it possible to buy a factory round for the 223 that gives you a foot poundage of 1700 or higher. if so where can it be got. the reason being cant find any here in ireland and i cant homeload cheers for the help[

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    I think your into the realms of .223wssm

    from memory I can recall getting around 1350 from a 64grn sp and that was a compressed load
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    Sorry mate a 223 rem’ is never going to make 1700ft/lbs, a 220 Swift can just make it, but as Si says if it has to be a 22cf you are into 223WSSM or RWS 5.56X57 territory. If it does not need to be a 22 then a 243 would be the starting point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikka 3006 View Post
    hello to all i was wondering is it possible to buy a factory round for the 223 that gives you a foot poundage of 1700 or higher. if so where can it be got. the reason being cant find any here in ireland and i cant homeload cheers for the help[
    That's a big ask.

    Define Factory.

    If you were to take a 75 grain bullet as your projectile, for instance, you need to drive it out the pipe at 3195.1 feet per second to get your 1700ft/lbs of energy.

    Now, under the tutelage of a guy who knows some stuff about reloading (far more than this humble servant) I have exceeded 3100 fps without going over the top and blowing a primer but I doubt if I could get the last ninety or so fps. However, in a slightly longer barrel I'd expect it could actually be done, though you probably wouldn't want to try going stalking with the piece of kit you'd need to do this with.

    So, the answer to your question in my opinion is that: for all practical purposes NO you cannot buy the factory round you are seeking, at this time... but never say never.

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    Never going to happen. Manufacturers won't load to maximums and even as a reloader you'd most likely burst your rifle trying.

    A couple of maximums from reloading tables that are a long way short.

    90 GR. HPBT Hodgdon H4895 21.5gr = 2481 fps giving 1230 ft/lb
    55 GR. SPR SP Hodgdon BL-C(2) 27.5gr = 3313 fps giving 1340 ft/lb



    having said that.... 22-250 is a different story

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul at barony View Post
    Never going to happen. Manufacturers won't load to maximums and even as a reloader you'd most likely burst your rifle trying.

    A couple of maximums from reloading tables that are a long way short.

    90 GR. HPBT Hodgdon H4895 21.5gr = 2481 fps giving 1230 ft/lb
    55 GR. SPR SP Hodgdon BL-C(2) 27.5gr = 3313 fps giving 1340 ft/lb



    having said that.... 22-250 is a different story
    We'd like to hear that story please.

    BTW did I say "never say never" ... I shouldn't really have done that, should I?... sorry

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