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Just thought I'd share this. Finally came up with a recipe for my A-bolt chambered in .223. I couldn't find a factory round the little rifle liked. Nothing that would shoot one inch at 100yds anyway. Come to find out the little rifle has a pretty deep chamber. More than a tenth of an inch difference between seeting at the lands and Hornady's recomended max. col. which is 2.260". The chamber to the lands is 2.366". So, did some experimenting. Came up with a 50gr V-max on top of 22gr of H-335 in a Winchester case and Win. primer and voula. One inch group at 100yds. Man, that H-335 is some dirty stuff. Leaves some aweful fouling. Any suggestions? Course I'll have to start all over again. It was fun figuring out what my rifle liked but, at the same time kind of a PIA. Just a little proud of myself is all. Felt like sharing my experience with some fellow hand loaders. Take care.