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#6220271 - 03/11/16 09:21 PM Handloaded some Hornady 68gr BTHP's in .223
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#6220468 - 03/12/16 04:44 AM Re: Handloaded some Hornady 68gr BTHP's in .223 [Re: xxBRADxx]
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Time to go shoot so you can do it all over again.
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#6220693 - 03/12/16 10:07 AM Re: Handloaded some Hornady 68gr BTHP's in .223 [Re: xxBRADxx]
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They look good, but looks aren't everything. How do they shoot?

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#6221031 - 03/12/16 04:22 PM Re: Handloaded some Hornady 68gr BTHP's in .223 [Re: xxBRADxx]
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Must be really cold where you are.

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#6221207 - 03/12/16 07:11 PM Re: Handloaded some Hornady 68gr BTHP's in .223 [Re: poisonivie]
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They are like little trophies! I love reloading them!
Originally Posted By: poisonivie
Time to go shoot so you can do it all over again.
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#6221212 - 03/12/16 07:15 PM Re: Handloaded some Hornady 68gr BTHP's in .223 [Re: 603Country]
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Originally Posted By: 603Country
They look good, but looks aren't everything. How do they shoot?
These are hands down the best, flattest, and great weighted bullets ive shot. Im really happy with the groups im getting. I shot through 1/4" steel at 100 meters.


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#6221218 - 03/12/16 07:19 PM Re: Handloaded some Hornady 68gr BTHP's in .223 [Re: DStroud]
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Originally Posted By: DStroud
Must be really cold where you are.
Ha! No its not that it was cold, I just don't like to see thumb prints on the bullets or cases 6months after I reload them. and that's also why I try to hoard my nickel brass, its so much better long term storage with nickel than with non-plated brass. I have a lot of nickel brass cases.


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#6221257 - 03/12/16 07:50 PM Re: Handloaded some Hornady 68gr BTHP's in .223 [Re: xxBRADxx]
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Good thing about the 68gr is they are more lenient with faster twist rates on barrels up to 1:10 and slower
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#6221283 - 03/12/16 08:07 PM Re: Handloaded some Hornady 68gr BTHP's in .223 [Re: xxBRADxx]
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Brad, what twist is the barrel your running the 68gr thru? It's been a long work day today and I'm not following "more lenient with faster twist rates on barrels up to 1:10 and slower" Not picking on ya but please expand on your train of thought please.
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#6221389 - 03/12/16 09:03 PM Re: Handloaded some Hornady 68gr BTHP's in .223 [Re: BassCat'99]
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Hey BassCat'99 , The barrel I was shooting through was a 1:9 twist on my AR-15. With the 68gr they are recommended to run through barrels of 1:7 - 1:10 twist. When you get into the 75gr bullets your limited to 1:7 maybe a 1:8 twist.


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#6221428 - 03/12/16 09:21 PM Re: Handloaded some Hornady 68gr BTHP's in .223 [Re: xxBRADxx]
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Ok, I follow you now and that makes sense. I have a 20in X-Caliber barrel in 1-10 twist that I'd like to try those in. I was thinking I'd stay with the 50 and 55 grain, but if 1-10 will stabilize I'll try them. What kind of load have you worked up for them?
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#6221468 - 03/12/16 09:37 PM Re: Handloaded some Hornady 68gr BTHP's in .223 [Re: xxBRADxx]
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BassCat'99 , I'm using a really fast powder the Hodgdon H4198 measured 23.0gr of powder and CCi 450 magnum primers. It puts me in the neighborhood of 3000fps


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