223 REMINGTON

The following loads were developed for a REMINGTON 700 BDL HB in 223 REMINGTON.

Bullets were BERGER 52 HP, primers FEDERAL 205M in REMINGTON cases. Over all length was 2.315". Scope was a LEUPOLD VARI X II 4.5 14X in LEUPOLD rings and bases. All cases were match prepped all weighed within 0.5 of a grain, cut to uniform length, the primer pockets were uniformed and the flash holes were deburred.

All groups are 5 shots at 100 yards.

25 VARGET

2673

0.356

 

25.5

2747

0.721

 

26.0

2858

0.636

COMPRESSED

26.5

2921

0.698

 

27.0

3040

0.639

 

27.5

3122

0.457

CASE FULL!

26.0 BL-C 2

2804

0.755

 

26.8

2904

0.925

 

27.6

3020

0.900

 

28.1

3054

0.760

 

28.7

3137

0.663

 

29.2

3190

0.424

 

24.7 H335

2851

0.577

 

25.4

2952

0.437

 

26.0

2997

0.522

 

26.5

3119

0.543

 

27.0

3190

0.471

 

27.5

3279

0.386

 

28.0

3354

0.579

 

28.5

3434

0.712

 

22 H322

2616

0.673

 

23.2

2804

0.387

 

24.0

2911

0.675

 

The following loads were developed in a Sako S 491 rifle with a 22 barrel. 

Winchester brass and RWS primers were used in all the loads.

 

POWDER

VELOCITY

GROUP

BULLET

21.3 H 4198 SC

3011

0.960

40 HORNADY V-MAX

 

3046

0.727

40 BERGER MEF

22.3

3126

0.849

40 HORNADY V-MAX

22.9

3301

0.624

 

23.6

3416

0.687

 

24.2

3575

0.344

 

25.0

3740

0.583

 

22.5 RL 7

3125

0.959

 

23.5

3312

0.861

 

24.5

3572

0.814

 

25.2

3705

0.752

 

25.8

3797

0.568

 

26.3 W 748

3149

1.129

 

27.8

3315

0.732

 

25.1 VARGET

2707

1.178

40 BERGER MEF

23.6 H 4198

3286

0.882

 

24.4

3447

0.441

 

25.4

3644

0.502

 

26.2

3811

0.733

 

 

 

 

 

22.0 H 322

2690

0.485

50 NOSLER BALLISTIC TIP

23.0

2922

0.638

 

24.1

2982

0.488

 

25.0

3236

0.885

 

26.8 BL-C 2

2950

0.781

 

27.8

3039

0.963

 

28.7

3131

0.655

 

29.4

3213

0.434

 

26.2 W 748

3014

0.784

 

27.0

3121

0.447

 

 

 

 

 

26.7 H 335

3333

0.871

40 NOSLER BALLISTIC TIP

27.7

3454

0.443

 

28.7

3581

0.916

 

27.0 BL-C 2

3144

1.074

 

27.8

3237

0.667

 

29.1

3370

0.788

 

23.1 RL 7

3312

0.588

 

23.9

3503

0.600

 

24.7

3561

0.940

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following data was developed in a Remington 40X, with a 27 barrel and a Leupold 6.5-20 scope. Remington brass and Federal 205M primers were used. All groups are 5 shots at 100 yards.

 

POWDER

VELOCITY

GROUP

BULLET

 

 

 

 

28.0 VVN 130

4166

0.223

35 BERGER MEF

26.0 REL 7

4088

0.748

 

26.5

4128

0.498

 

27.0

4251

0.610

 

27.5

4323

0.599

 

23.0 H 4198

3421

0.436

 

23.5

3546

0.657

 

24.0

3668

0.660

 

24.5

3789

0.513

 

25.0

3879

0.398

 

25.5

4007

0.672

 

26.0

4177

0.488

 

26.5

4240

0.605

 

27.0

4280

0.444

 

27.5

4331

0.223

 

  Reduced Loads

The following loads were developed in a Sako S491 rifle, with a 22" barrel. All groups were 3 shots at 50 yards. We used RWS primers in Winchester brass for all our testing.

 

POWDER

VELOCITY

GROUP

BULLET

 

 

 

 

4.0 GREEN DOT

1407

0.616

45 REMINGTON SP

4.3

1533

0.710

 

4.6

1605

0.930

 

4.9

1661

0.815

 

5.2

1735

0.392

 

5.5

1809

0.453

 

5.8

1859

0.518

 

6.1

1928

0.436

 

6.4

2015

0.482

 

4.0 RED DOT

1482

0.425

 

4.3

1566

0.504

 

4.6

1614

1.160

 

4.9

1684

0.406

 

5.2

1765

0.241

 

5.5

1837

0.352

 

5.8

1893

0.602

 

6.1

1960

0.656

 

6.4

2004

0.245

 

4.0 HP 38

1446

0.837

 

4.3

1520

0.477

 

4.6

1583

0.632

 

4.9

1654

0.427

 

5.2

1711

0.372

 

5.5

1801

0.463

 

5.8

1859

0.166

 

6.1

1933

0.350

 

6.4

1976

0.264

 

6.7

2052

0.484

 

4.0 POWER PISTOL

1437

1.310

 

4.3

1512

0.362

 

4.6

1605

0.319

 

4.0

1663

0.470

 

5.2

1716

0.502

 

5.5

1776

0.591

 

5.8

1858

0.597

 

6.1

1903

0.322

 

6.4

1970

0.544

 

6.7

2041

0.325

 

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Last updated February15th. 2001