Favorite load for AR 15?

Bullet ? Primer? Powder?
Been a while since I loaded .223/5.56
Have I forgotten that small rifle primers come in different numbers ?
What’s your take?
TY in advance.

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Well, I will have to do some looking and get back at ya on that one

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What kind of Powder do you have available to you ?
IMR 4198,IMR 4227, VihtaVuori N120 or N130 ???
Small Rifle Primers are what you need.

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I have had luck here before try this link.

https://shootersreference.com/reloadingdata/556-x-45-mm/

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Used to be to cheap to bother reloading, not so much anymore, which gr is best anyhow?

I remember longer distances the substantial drifting I could actually watch with the 55gr. er, wait, was it 62
thinking

Ok, so, remembering, not quit what it used to be either :face_with_diagonal_mouth:

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If you haven’t loaded military brass for the round don’t forget to ream the primer pockets.
Don’t ask me how I know…

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i load 24.5 gr of Varget. Winchester small rifle primers. 68gr serria hpbt match.

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I have been using the Data 2200 and 62 gr steel or tungsten core , sometimes 55gr lead core. Since like forever, when the data powder was around $20.00/ 8lb jug. Thought I bought a lifetime supply. Down to my last couple jugs, about 5000 rounds worth.

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It’s been a while, I see small rifle primers and thats what I used w IMR 4198
powder.
My confusion is the Numbered primers now I see.

I see # 6/12 - 7 - 71/2 - Primer hardness?? Power?

Then there’s the cheepos. No #'s $53 /1000

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Dont use the small pistol primers those are wrong. Dont use the 6½ they are not for 223.

Rem 7.5
CCI 400/450/41/BR-4
WSR
FED 205/ 205AR, 205M
CCI 450 - same thickness .025" cup as the BR4 and #41.

Do NOT use Rem 6½

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You probably won’t like mine because it was for a 1:12" twist Colt AR-15 of 1974ish (which I traded in because I reload, and I am too lazy to chase brass all over the landscape, and don’t need a semi-auto . . . I’m a “Fudd” that is primarily a hunter). But here it is. 53 gr Sierra HPFB #1400, 21 gr IMR4198. CCI #400 Small Rifle Primer. Remington brass.

I still use this load in my 21" bbl 1:12" T/C .223 REM carbine. Not what a modern AR clone would even consider. But grim death on woodchucks, coyotes and paper targets.

Been using this load for 47 years. It’s proven.

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Thanks guys.
I made a commitment to sort + load all the brass we’ve collected and involve + teach the boys the process. I would joke about my depression era parents saving cardboard. Well one of dads old ammo boxes I had tucked away when he passed had 2500 + Sierra 55gr so we’ll be using those. Had 20+ original Colt SR-1 20 round magazines too.
Primer pocket reamer - CHECK Sm Rifle primers -CHECK
Thanks again for the reply’s

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Never bothered loading 5.56 or .223…Way too much factory ammo stored away. And I no longer hunt or varmint shoot. But I did receive this nice Rock River ATH for retirement…nice scope as well. And yes, it is accurate.


And then there’s my Bigfoot rifle in 308.

Just love showing my guns.
BW

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Those black rifles are evil and scary looking.

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Is that why alot of yours is Tan / Desert Sand colored…lol :desert: :thinking:

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Tell him Beltfed…” I’m your Huckleberry “.

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He’s probably out wasting ammo practicing for the zombie apocalypse :rofl:

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