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    Boolit Buddy
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    Sep 2017

    .224 cast?

    Anyone cast for .224? And push them hard?
    I want to cast for a 5.56 chambered rifle and want to push them in the high 2000 fps range. Seems like a GC boolit that is PC'd might be able to do it?

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    Boolit Master

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    Feb 2013
    Knoxville, TN
    I got the RCBS mold for my 223 and I only loose about an 1" at 100 yards. IMR 4198 and CCI primers. Fun to shoot. Over 2000 fps but not high 2000's. I stopped load development at 5 rounds in one hole. Info from Lyman Cast book.

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    Feb 2016
    I think that the .22 Cal. # 90451 C225-55-RF is probably the biggest selling 225 caliber mold out there. I am pretty sure many folks push it over 2000 fps with a gas check and powder coat.

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Oct 2017
    Va. mnts
    100$ old flat back 110,22-250,pencil thin brrl. Lee,not bator 55 @2600+.Razor sharp metplat on a "well fitted" CB hits/chunks varmints,HARD.Thin skinned crows end up in 3 or 4 chunks,strewn out a cpl feet.Won't post groups for fear of being called a liar.Slow 12 or 14 twist?Got a new to me R700V 223 with a 12 twist.Where the 110 is for/at in the game fields,am shooting(ha)for target work with longer strings of fire for the 700.Good luck with your project.

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    Boolit Buddy
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    looking for a MP mold to do the same

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    Lake Havasu City, Arizona
    Quote Originally Posted by 44Blam View Post
    Anyone cast for .224? And push them hard?
    I want to cast for a 5.56 chambered rifle and want to push them in the high 2000 fps range. Seems like a GC boolit that is PC'd might be able to do it?

    That has been the goal of many, not only in the 5.56 cartridge (.223 Rem also) but many other calibers/cartridges as well. Use the search function and you will find a plethora of information.
    Larry Gibson

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    Boolit Mold Bulldog71's Avatar
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    Apr 2018
    Garland County, AR
    I have been interested in this mold by NOE : 225-51-SP-BA5 3 cavity PB (225450) Just curious if anyone has had any experience with it. Looks to be a nice bullet profile.

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    Boolit Master Harter66's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    90 miles North of Texarkana 9 miles from OK in the green hell
    NOE 225-55 @62 gr .
    Darrs lube , modified light on Vaseline heavy on STP.
    2600+ 1" in a 24" Savage 222 1-12"
    2050>< 2.5" in Mossberg barreled 223 16" AR 1-8" nom 3" with factory fmj .
    Same results with NIB Axis with 1-8" 1-1.5 with everything fed to date .

    Harder alloy than my WD 75-25 WW-1/20+copper would probably give higher velocities . I have a great load so development has stopped until I get a heavy for the fast twist .
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    Boolit Master
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    Dec 2013
    St.Germain, WI
    I've been doing just what you thought would work. PC and GC to drive over 2000 fps. I did find that .225 worked better than .224. Doing it in a 9" twist.
    The only amendment the Democrats support is the 5th.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check