.223 w/77 gr Sierra HPBT and Varget

Discussion in 'Small Stuff--22s, 20s, and 17s' started by Baer45, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. natdscott

    natdscott P100, HM, DR, experienced beginner. Gold $$ Contributor

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    Though it should be also made clear that the “C” version isn’t really a cannelure...it’s just a light roll mark to denote depth.

    It does NOT shoot differently, and other than taper crimping it like any other bthp match bullet, it will NOT allow full roll crimping at the cannelure.

    Highpower guys can argue ANYthing, and nobody I know has ever proven the 77 C to be less accurate.
     
  2. Baer45

    Baer45 Gold $$ Contributor

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    Got it. Thanks and I understand exactly where you are coming from...
     
  3. Shootin25

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    223 Match Chamber
     
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  4. Baer45

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    Nice! I wish I had the ability and time to do that! Very, very helpful!
     
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    Yeah.
     
  7. bobcat93

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    My opinion, get rid of the varget and use Alliant reloader15 with 77 gr bullet.. I have shot about 2-3k rounds messing with varget vs. , reloader15 in an AR and bolt, and single shots.. My verdict says heavy bullet + 7 twist = reloader15.. That is what I would want.. Just say n.. bro you can't go wrong
    Midway price example
    seriera bullets 77gr. Box of 500 = 135.99$
    nossler custom competition bullets 77gr. Case 1000 =216.99$
    Not as consistent as seriera.. We know that but close enough for practice and the money savings is totally worth it
     
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    Another 77g.. almost identical recipe.. why not ...
     
  9. LVLAaron

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    If your gun doesnt shoot 77's and 24g of varget, you need a new a gun :)
     
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    Or a new shooter
     
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  11. Baer45

    Baer45 Gold $$ Contributor

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    Awesome feedback!
     
  12. fatelvis

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    That's what a guy that just built a 223 match Remage rifle and hasn't loaded or fired a shot yet wants to hear! Guess what my starting load will be? Lol
     
  13. ayetee

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    Just read this post two months late but I totally agree. The Les Baer AR's are worth every penny. I have owned one with an 18" barrel and I think it is the best AR you can have. Just ran into this un-fired 20" barrel Les Baer with everything from the factory and I bought it immediately. Don't even know what I'm going to do with a second almost identical AR. May be I'll shoot 600 yard mid-range with 77 Gr. TMKs with it.

    When garden-variety "specialty" AR's are pushing $2,000, Les Baers are steals. If you can find one nowadays. P5300059a.jpg
     
  14. LVLAaron

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    Here’s 24 grains of varget under an 80g SMK out of my service rifle barrel ( not in a service rifle type gun.
     

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  15. bobcat93

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    Get rid of the target try reliant reloader-15 and rem 7 1/2:br primers
    Full size case w/ no crimp seat as long as you can with out the bullet tips dragging in the mags..if you have a 7 or 8 twist barrel
     

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