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.223 (5.56) Ammo reloaded in bulk

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jmperry

Re: .223 (5.56) Ammo reloaded in bulk
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2012, 08:28:45 AM »
Mark, I'll be ordering 10k brass on the first order to cover everyone (that's why the price is higher) then each time after that that we decide to do a group reload I'll just be ordering the expendables, thus you have to save your brass after shooting so I can reload it again for you.

I use a Dillon RL550B 4 station, in fact I can turn out a lot more than 500 /hr with the machine but I just average the machine time with the case prep time and get that figure. If I didn't count prep time the machine can turn out 1200 / hr if everything is laid out properly
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Re: .223 (5.56) Ammo reloaded in bulk
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2012, 09:25:21 AM »
Mark, I'll be ordering 10k brass on the first order to cover everyone (that's why the price is higher) then each time after that that we decide to do a group reload I'll just be ordering the expendables, thus you have to save your brass after shooting so I can reload it again for you.

I use a Dillon RL550B 4 station, in fact I can turn out a lot more than 500 /hr with the machine but I just average the machine time with the case prep time and get that figure. If I didn't count prep time the machine can turn out 1200 / hr if everything is laid out properly
Cool man, put me in for 1K, I have looked at multi station presses, but I guess the same OLD SCHOOL that keeps me running leafs, keeps me using a couple of single stage presses.  But then again I don't shoot much anymore, and have only loaded a handful of hunting rounds in the last few years. Just let me know when you want paypal or me to mail you a check.

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Re: .223 (5.56) Ammo reloaded in bulk
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2012, 09:41:16 AM »
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« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2012, 12:55:20 PM »
What bullet are you planning on using?
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jmperry

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« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2012, 12:56:56 PM »
What bullet are you planning on using?

Hornady .224 55 gr FMJ


I also intend to use LC brass, wc844 pulldown powder loaded at 25 gr.
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« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2012, 01:20:30 PM »
What type of velocity does that net you?
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« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2012, 01:34:50 PM »
What type of velocity does that net you?

book averages vary between 2800 -2900 fps obviously factors like seat depth and crimp pressure cause this variablity but 25gr is considered a "safe" load. Loads could go as high as 28gr with wc844 but unless your absolutely sure you have a NATO chamber I'd stay away from experimenting with anything over the 25 gr as its pressure is right at 50k PSI which is the max rated pressure for .223 chambers. If I had a chronograph we could get better numbers, and I may buy one later this year just to do some comparisons.

Just for reference a NATO chamber working pressure is 62k PSI and max at 77k PSI
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Re: .223 (5.56) Ammo reloaded in bulk
« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2012, 01:38:13 PM »
Great idea.  Gonna have to pass due to funds, but not too shabby. 

BTW, I have a chrony if you want to kmnow your numbers.
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« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2012, 01:40:31 PM »
I am 100% sure I have NATO chambers in all my rifles. I run m855 NATO surplus in my rifle.
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jmperry

Re: .223 (5.56) Ammo reloaded in bulk
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2012, 01:40:44 PM »
Great idea.  Gonna have to pass due to funds, but not too shabby. 

BTW, I have a chrony if you want to kmnow your numbers.

We get this stuff together we should go do a range day  :rock:

jmperry

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« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2012, 01:42:31 PM »
I am 100% sure I have NATO chambers in all my rifles. I run m855 NATO surplus in my rifle.

I believe you, and mine are also, but at the same time I dont know what the others are intending to shoot with so I figure keeping it safe is better However if the consensus is that everyone wants to load hot rounds and they understand the consequences than we can explore the options of different bullets, charges etc. but the cost I've outlined are based on target grade ammo for pleasure shooting so again the prices will be different if we go with 80gr armor piercing incendiary tracer rounds at 26gr hot powder  :smokin:
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Re: Re: .223 (5.56) Ammo reloaded in bulk
« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2012, 02:10:28 PM »
I'm fine with plinking rounds. At least for the first batch. I have lots of the good stuff already
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Re: .223 (5.56) Ammo reloaded in bulk
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2012, 02:52:13 PM »
I'll be fine with plinkers. Gotta break mine in :)

Rage_On

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« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2012, 02:57:55 PM »
I am looking to get a group together to split the cost on material purchase to reload .223 in bulk. I need 5 to 10 people to split the cost for 10k rounds with an initial price of $240 / 1000 rounds and recycling the brass the subsequent reloads would be $175 / 1000 rounds. Let me know if your interested  :smokin: BTW I'm doing the reloading and not making a dime off  this other than what we all are saving on supply cost by buying it in bulk.

What bullet are you planning on using?

Hornady .224 55 gr FMJ


I also intend to use LC brass, wc844 pulldown powder loaded at 25 gr.

.223 55gr FMJ
so $240 > 1000rounds? correct
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jmperry

Re: .223 (5.56) Ammo reloaded in bulk
« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2012, 03:20:54 PM »
.223 55gr FMJ though technically they are .224"
yep $240 = 1000 rounds.
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