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  1. Shorter Case length okay?

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    All the loading data that I have for 223 it says that the case length should be 1.760'' however all the brass that I was given is between 1.7500'' to 1.7560''. Is this okay to use? If I trim my brass to 1.750" would that still be safe to use as my reload or is all my brass trash? Thanks.
  2. Question for improving reloads

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I was given a single stage loader, dies for .223, case trimmer and everything else necessary for reloading. However I want to make my loads better and by better I mean to be more accurate. I have a Remington 700 and I plan to shoot out to 600yrds since that's the max distance at my range. My...
  3. .223 Accuracy around 500 yard +/- 100 yards

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Hi Everyone, So to get started I am looking for a caliber choice for primarily (90% of the time) target shooting, both steel and paper. I am not really looking for a hunting round for game so the versatility oh a round to take game would not be a deciding factor for me, I have another caliber...
  4. Calling all "Survivalists"

    Black Rifles
    Howdy everyone, Ive been doing some shopping and I have my next rifle tacked down to one of two completely different things. Originally i was looking at getting a lever action 410, but after some thought decided to go with something different. Ive narrowed things down to an Arsenal slr106ur...
  5. superformance powders

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I was experimenting for a while now with hodgdons superformance powders and have worked up some loads and had some high pressure situations also. i found that my 300 wm loves 69 grains under a 168 amax. i don't wanna publish to much data because i herd there are diferent brews of superformance...
  6. Looking for .223 steel casings

    Trading Post
    I am looking for steel casings in .223, .45, or anything steel cased really. But I need .223 most. Its for craft projects. If anyone can scoop me up a good amount of them, I might be interested. I'll pay of course. Thank you.
  7. 223 case issue

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I have started reloading 223 using cartridges that I shot with my AR. I am using a Lee single stage press and noticed when starting that sometimes the small rifle primer seated easily and other times not. Looking at the ones that seated easily i found the primer hole clean and looking like it...
  8. Prairie Coyote Gun

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Looking for a new coyote gun. I will be shooting in the prairies, where it is usually windy, and i will need to be taking some fairly long shots at times. I also do some calling. I do not reload. Just wondering what you guys use and what you would use for the above criteria. I want a dedicated...
  9. .223 national match AR-15 loads

    Black Rifles
    Sorry if this is the wrong category. Didn't see a pet load or handload section. I recently bought a national match AR. It has a 1:8 twist. I have read that 69-8- grain bullets are a recommended weight for bullets. I am headed to Camp Perry Monday to pick up some components at commercial row...
  10. 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...
  11. sugestions on a ar

    Black Rifles
    Hello reloaders friends. I have been wanted to buy a AR platform, I am a complete ignorant in this kind of side of Arms. Now this may be a long term buy so I need to get one that will fit my needs I have seen some calibers in mind.308 win and 6.5 creedmoor. It may be hard and pricey to get...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Rear sight for a vintage 1980 Ruger Mini 14

    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...
  15. .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...
  16. 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...