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  1. 5.56 or .223 brass ?

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    Going to the range tomorrow and working up a load for the AR using Hornady 55gr soft points.. I have about 100 .223 brass mostly cheap PMC and about 200 5.56 all Lake city.. Which would you use for working up a load???
  2. .223 Rem 1 in 12 Twist and Bullet Weight

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    Has anyone had success in stabilizing Sierra MatchKing 69 grain in their 1 in 12 twist chambered for the .223 Remington? How about the Hornady 60 grain hollow point?
  3. .223 help

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I've reloaded for 40 some years so not new to it but I recently purchased a Ruger ar556 and having trouble getting reloads to fire in it. I've full length resized the cases, trimmed to 1.760, reamed primer pocket and seated new primers. The unloaded cases with primers do fire, however when I...
  4. Help with Savage 11 accuracy

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I bought my first rifle *used* in Oct 2010. Its a Savage model 11 wood stock .223 bolt action. I purchased a Bushnell bone collector scope and it was mounted and boresighted at the shop. I got this rifle for target and ground hogs. The problem I am having is group size. Ive shot from a...
  5. extraction problem with Savage .223

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I have a Savage 11 .223 with which I have been having extraction problems. Fully half the time, brass will not extract from the chamber but will be left loose laying in the action. The extractor consists of a part that grabs the rim of the cartridge with a ball and spring underneath seated in a...
  6. New Winchester M70 Featherweight in 223

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I've bought three of the current M70's in the past twelve months or so. They're terrific! I've been onto the Winchester website regularly to try and find out if they're close to starting to putt out the 223 yet in a M70. It's a great shame from a consumers point of view, but I understand that...
  7. H&R ultra varmint in .223

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Looking into getting one for coyote work. What is the rate of twist? can'y seem to find that info. What bullet size would stabilize best in that twist? Got a recommendation on a scope in $150-200 range? Also looking at a Savage package gun in that caliber...not real hot on the supplied...
  8. Rear sight for a vintage 1980 Ruger Mini 14

    Gunsmithing
    Does anyone know how I can get my hands on a rear sight for a vintage 1980 Ruger Mini 14? I bought it for a great price, but the rear sight assembly is missing. I contacted Ruger parts and they don't have any in stock and didn't seem likely they ever will. The action, barrel and stock are in...
  9. Winchester model 70 barrel help

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I found a rifle for sale with this barrel installed. Can anyone help me decipher it? It is supposedly an aftermarket barrel chambered for .223 Remington. Thanks for any help.
  10. .223 or .308? Help me decide!

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Hello all, I have a little bit of $$$ to play with, and after alot of thought I have decided to get a Remington 700 SPS Varmint. I have always wanted a "precision" type rifle that can be built upon. The one question I am really struggling with: do I get a .223 or a .308 win? I enjoy shooting...
  11. Remington 700 VTR. Help/ opinions

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    So. Dad and I just bought a VTR in .223. We plan to use it more for varmit shooting, but possibly some for silouhette varmit shoots. (max range maybe 400 yards?) We're asking around for opinions on any 1.) Scope Bases and Rings 2.) What kind of scope to get? Variable or fixed? ...3.) Any...
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