more .223 rem qiestions?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by socalfamous87, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. socalfamous87

    socalfamous87 New Member

    Sep 6, 2011
    so this morning i re-sized the brass with that EXTRA 1/4 Turn. and then i seat the bullet with the OAL 2.200. i loaded a mag chambered a few rounds and it seems to chamber like butter. i feel better with the new updated rounds so i guess we will find out what happen ths weekend when i fire them. thanks again everyone
  2. langenc

    langenc Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Montmorency Co, MI
    All kinds of advice.

    What medalguy in post #6 said. I use a Wilson for every caliber I load.

    For the 'messed up' RCBS expander etc, call RCBS and talk nice to the lady and Ill bet she will send you one-no charge..
    Last edited: Apr 30, 2012
  3. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Northeast Georgia
    The Z-max is a fine bullet, the only reason I have not used them for my ARs is that I have thousands of 55 grain FMJ bullets already. The only reason I bought them for the Weatherby is that they were cheaper than V-max!!
  4. Regular Joe

    Regular Joe New Member

    Sep 28, 2010
    I'd wager that the WHOLE problem is that you're crimping AT ALL. It's very easy to collapse the area just below the shoulder, and thus render the case unusable. There is no need to crimp with .223. Your FL sizing die provides the neck tension you need. Try a magazine of rounds that have no crimp, and measure the last one before you allow it to chamber. You'll find that the bullet has NOT moved due to recoil. If the bullet creeps out a little due to chambering, it's not going to hurt anything, unless you're beyond the max. powder charge, and using magnum primers.
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