223 Ackley Improved

fx77

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Varget getting hard to find (best load of which was 25.3 gr)and need a backup load for 223 Ackley
Ammo Guide was not of help.
Berger 80.5 gr Full Bore Target
Anyone have suggestion for Vita V. N 140 (right next to Varget on Burn Rate Chart) /and or CFE?
Thanks
 

Huckleberry75

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Varget getting hard to find (best load of which was 25.3 gr)and need a backup load for 223 Ackley
Ammo Guide was not of help.
Berger 80.5 gr Full Bore Target
Anyone have suggestion for Vita V. N 140 (right next to Varget on Burn Rate Chart) /and or CFE?
Thanks

I run 25.0gns of imr 8208xbr behind a Berger 80.5. Runs 2888 from 21" 7tw rock creek. Silly accurate.
 
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Akaftermath

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26.0 gr BLC-2
CCI 400
80 gr Berger VLD
0.006" jump
2738 fps
Krieger 1:7 @ 18.75"
Fireformed General Dynamics brass
Hitting a 1.5" target at 550 yards repeatedly.
 
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trophyhunter

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Maybe not the perfect place, but I just received a Redding type s 223 improved set

the sizer reads B/NK on it
Is this correct for a full length bushing sizer ?

the base or what I would assume is .200” of the brass measures .378”. Does that sound correct ?
 

Huckleberry75

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Maybe not the perfect place, but I just received a Redding type s 223 improved set

the sizer reads B/NK on it
Is this correct for a full length bushing sizer ?

the base or what I would assume is .200” of the brass measures .378”. Does that sound correct ?

That is the S type neck sizer. A Full length sizer like mine will say B/FL
 
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trophyhunter

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I don’t only neck size, I prefer to size the whole case and bump back shoulders the appropriate amount. I want everything to be the same on each firing.
 

AHC222

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You guys have any thoughts on CCI 400s vs 450s? I've read a few people say that the 450s are better suited for the ackley due to a thicker cup, but I see alot of people running 400s as well. Have 1000+ of the 400s so I plan on using those up for fireforming, the figure out where to go from there.
 

Twitchy

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Can any of you experienced 223AI shooters give me a sanity check?

I'm considering 223AI to launch 80ELDs at 3000+ out of a 26". The plan is to throat it to take advantage of modified Accurate Mags and load close to 2.6".


I have launched 80SMKs (2.505") to 3000+ out of a throated 26". Clearly overpressure which is why I'm leaning towards/thinking AI.
 

Huckleberry75

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Can any of you experienced 223AI shooters give me a sanity check?

I'm considering 223AI to launch 80ELDs at 3000+ out of a 26". The plan is to throat it to take advantage of modified Accurate Mags and load close to 2.6".


I have launched 80SMKs (2.505") to 3000+ out of a throated 26". Clearly overpressure which is why I'm leaning towards/thinking AI.
I am at 2888fps with 80.5gn fullbore bergers and 25.0gn of 8208xbr from a 21" 7tw. Lapua brass and CCI-450. With a 26" tube you should be able to reach that goal or very close to it.
 
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DevilDocAZ

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Can any of you experienced 223AI shooters give me a sanity check?

I'm considering 223AI to launch 80ELDs at 3000+ out of a 26". The plan is to throat it to take advantage of modified Accurate Mags and load close to 2.6".


I have launched 80SMKs (2.505") to 3000+ out of a throated 26". Clearly overpressure which is why I'm leaning towards/thinking AI.
I’m getting 2,924 pushing a Nosler 80gr through a 20” barrel with 26.5gr of Varget with no pressure signs.

I think you will easily achieve your goals.
 

Dai Bando

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You guys have any thoughts on CCI 400s vs 450s? I've read a few people say that the 450s are better suited for the ackley due to a thicker cup, but I see alot of people running 400s as well. Have 1000+ of the 400s so I plan on using those up for fireforming, the figure out where to go from there.
I have noticed 450's work better with stick powders in the .223AI in regards to ES/SD but don't give numbers as low as ball powders with 400's.
 
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Joe_M

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So anybody out there running 88 eld-m's in their 223 AI? Currently running a .223 Wylde with 88 eld with a charge weight of 24.4 grs of Varget. Running 2833 fps.