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Loading 223 for an AR with H380
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 Posted: Sat Jan 10th, 2009 01:33 PM
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I found a few recipies for H380 and .223 and since I have a pound to use up I thought I would try it. What I have found is for 55Gr bullet the load range is 26.5 - 28.5 grains of H380. I loaded 26.7 gr and it looks like I may be compressing the powder with the bullet. Is this safe? Has anyone had experience loading the .223 with H380?

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 Posted: Sat Jan 10th, 2009 03:14 PM
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I have not used 380 in the 223. But I have used it in 22-250 and in that case it is not a compressed load.

However many loads for 223 are compressed and it is not a problem unless you are using a Redding match seater die.



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 Posted: Sat Jan 10th, 2009 05:22 PM
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no problem on compressed loads in an ar - most 223 loads are going to be compressed, anyway.

no experience w/ h-380 and 223, though - it is a little slow for what i generally load in 223 (h-322, h-335).



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 Posted: Sat Jan 10th, 2009 10:41 PM
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Since I am still rather new at this I have been keeping my loads fairly conservative so have not experienced a compressed load yet.

Thanks for the feedback guys!

Rob



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