Who is running the 80SMK in a .223Rem?

Discussion in 'Small Stuff--22s, 20s, and 17s' started by Bully, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Bully

    Bully Gold $$ Contributor

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    So, I was able to get a reading off of one round of the .223 running the 80's before I shot my MagnetoSpeed :mad:.
    Sierra 80SMK
    Varget
    Lapua brass
    CCI BR4
    2940 out of a 25" tube.
    No pressure signs. Shoots pretty well. I'm going to stick with it. I just need to practice a LOT more to get myself consistent. That's the plan.
     
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  2. MrMajestic

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    Sounds like right where you want to be.
     
  3. Hammer47

    Hammer47 I suffer fools poorly. Silver $$ Contributor

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    You might want to look at CFE223.............I was amazed.... 3/8 inch 5 shot groups at 300 yds..... Not only for the 223 but for the 308 too. Just sayin'
     
  4. DBLNUT

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    You better take that rig to a benchrest match...............That's a money maker.
     
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    That's nearly an identical load that I used for my first season of F-Class. The exception was I was using a 26" barrel.

    I found that pushing them much faster than that and I started losing primer pockets pretty quick. Close to and slightly over 3000fps blew primer pockets in one firing.

    I'm guessing you're around 24.6-25g of V?
     
  6. Bully

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    Yessir. 25.
     
  7. Hammer47

    Hammer47 I suffer fools poorly. Silver $$ Contributor

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    Nah... got a 6PPC that shoots tighter.
     
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