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Old March 8th, 2013, 10:44 PM   #1
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Hi all. Just thought I would post again to say I really pleased with my 223 no-1 now that I have installed A Moyer's trigger, glassed the hanger, floated the barrel plus also install A pressure point at the end of the forearm between the barrel. Now I can obtain A half inch groups even in the wind. with A load of 27grain of benchmark plus a 40vmax for 3700fps. I must say I cant believe how my hits have improved on rabbit from 200 to 350 meter now that I have I have stated dialing for wind into my shots. Had no idea how bad A .224 was push around by A 10MPR wind. Brought A Anemometer off ebay for about $16us. Seem to work great!
Would love to hear from anybody with A 1/12 twist no-1 223. AS I would like to try maybe some heaver projectiles. Will A 60gr vmax stabilize!
also will try A 50gr vmax plus A 53gr vmax. What load works for you?
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Nice looking #1 mate.
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NICE!!!!! Good looking No. 1, the wood is outstanding too. Congrats.
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geoff23, I have a Remington 700 (24" bolt action) in 223 Rem that also has a 1:12 twist rate. I've done extensive testing with all sorts of bullets and powder combinations and here's what I came up with:

My best long range groups are with 50~55 gr bullets loaded to about the same velocity as factory ammo. My favorite is 55 gr V-Max Hornady or 55 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip with 26.5 gr of Varget. This load produces 3220 fps (factory is 3240) and will hold sub-MOA groups out to at least 400 yards. The 52 gr Speer BTHPs shoot exceptionally well with 27gr of Varget or 27gr of W-748.

I tried 60 gr V-Max bullets with several different powders. At 100 yards, accuracy was not as good as lighter bullets and at extended distances, not good at all. I believe 60 gr is just a bit too heavy to fully stabilize.

Yes, wind reeks havoc on .224" bullets. Their Ballistic Coefficient is poor and there's just not enough weight to buck the wind.

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Old March 10th, 2013, 01:17 AM   #5
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My no1223v works well with 55g Nosler Ballistic tip 25g of powder. It took time to find this and I tested a few loads and weights went to 60 and 65g they were ok but not a consistent as the 55g thats a nice rifle lad much to envy so enjoy
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Thanks. heaps of helpfully info, Wow 400yards ! that some shooting. I can obtain A reloading pack- were you can pick just about any projectile you want. in 15 projectiles per packs for load development!. So I think I,ll try A 50gr vmax - 53gr vmax - 55grvmax maybe A match 52hpbt ! what do you think. I have benchmark plus 748 on hand. Just not sure on 748 as with the 40vmax they were allover the place. Is that A good indicator that the powder dosn,t suit the rifle or should I persisted with try heavier projectiles with 748?

Also can I ask- cleaning guides for no1s- Who,s made something to fit A single shot!
Thanks again
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