Gunnut357mag: Yes, but it is not a very good option for 223 because bullets are cheap
ssj7warrior: Is it possible to melt lead and use them as bullets?
Brian Almond: Hi Gunnut. Great video. You may be interested to know that Lee makes a neck sizing die so that once you have fired your cartridges and neck sized, you will have fire formed brass perfect for your bolt action rifle. That may give you more accuracy but you really have things honed in already. Thanks again!
Gunnut357mag: Cool, we found that the issues with his rifle was with and incorrectly head spaced bolt from the factory
ontarioknivesNS7: I use same dies without problem in ar-15
Grizzlybear406: Where did you get reloading data for .223 and Superformance powder? Everything I've read says the canister powder is not the same as what Hornady loads in their .223 Superformance loads, not to use it for .223, and neither Hornady or Hodgdon provides any data that I have been able to find. Hodgdon specifically says not to use it for any loads other than what they list.
Grizzlybear406: You are wrong about the size of 5.56 chambers; they are not smaller than the .223. They are the same diameter and actually about .002" longer in tolerances than the SAAMI .223 chamber. The biggest difference however is the longer leade or throat in the 5.56 chamber. I have loaded over 10K rounds for my 4 AR rifles and have never needed the small base dies.
Gunnut357mag: Yeah, his rifle actually had chamber issues from the factory.
Gunnut357mag: Wow, I thought it was bad here for 22, but I am wrong.
Gunnut357mag: You need to take your time and go slow, and as long as you pay attention to the directions in your reloading manual for safety, you will be ok.
Gunnut357mag: I agree comletly
Gunnut357mag: Because, the chamber on my rifle is very tight, and the rifle actually shoots full length sized brass better. I do have a match 223 neck sizing set from reading, but I dont get the same accuracy.
Gunnut357mag: I may have to try it to
Grizz Ly: oh ya 5.56 chambered rifles will fire .223. its the .223 rifles that want fire 5.56 ammo. the 5.56 neck is a little bigger. you got that backwards
Grizz Ly: cant wait to get me a relaod kit.so i can stock pile some ammo...8D
Grizz Ly: i live in sc. people stand in huge lines at like 3am in the morning to even get ammo. an you can only buy one box per person. an the people that sell handloads in the paper rip you off with crappy over priced misfires....
dave davies: How dangerous is this to do and use ?, I am in the uk and we pay maybe 40% more than usa for ammo so it is turning into a sport for wealthy people only here. I want to reload but I also want my fingers / eyes / ears intact.
Charles Crabtree: If you are loading "Match" grade why are you using a full length sizing die???
clloydhi: Get a Single stage press...RCBS or Lee...anyone is good. Then when you have mastered the basics get a Dillon 550. You can load handgun and rifle with that machine and make accurate stuff. I reloaded 308 and 30/06 on a 550 and got half inch groups with my ammo/rifle combo.
clloydhi: Try IMR 8208 XBR also. My benchrest friends say it gives about the same velocity as Varget and is more temperature stable! My buddy loads for multiple ARs and his accuracy load is with the IMR powder.
clloydhi: First get the Lyman and Lee reloading manuals and read thru them. They will give you an idea of what you need. Never EVER use data you see on youtube or any other site without checking the load with an established data source. I use the Hodgdon online and Lyman, Sierra, Nosler, Lee, Accurate Arms and Hornady manuals. "Yeah, I have a lot of books to cross reference loads...that's why I haven't blown up any guns in my 28 years of loading!
boonster666: Absolutely excellent video, well explained and in plain language, was a pleasure to watch,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Gunnut357mag: I know, weird isn't it
chalemi: That was a helpful comment. Odd what some people look at.
usaisalwaysnumber1: and BTW you cant load MATCH GRADE AMMO with a powder thrower it isn't the same every drop.MATCH grade ammo son is loaded with EVERY charge WEIGHED.you may get close but close only counts in horse shoes and hand grenades not MATCH GRADE AMMO.i been loading for 40 years so id know the difference.1/10 of a grain can make a big difference at 300 meters or for that matter 100 yards.good luck with the thrower bro,i use a scale only, may be slow but its true.thrower isn't that accurate.
Sig Sauer: I am new to reloading. I would like to see an inventory of what I need to get started!
usaisalwaysnumber1: bro you could have put 100 bucks with what you gave for that and got a Remington sps varmit heavy barrel.i can actually shoot 5 shots at 150 yards and be one hole..now that's accuracy..
Gunnut357mag: This may be a cheap rifle, but I have never owned a savage rifle that did not shoot and shoot very well. I did put a timney trigger in this rifle though.
Gunnut357mag: They are, but they are covered in grease and gas. A little bit of fast orange works wanders.
Steven Garnett: Them hands of yours look very soft, like they've never seen a real hard days work...lol Just pickin at you a bit. Great video :)
usaisalwaysnumber1: ammo doesn't make a crap the gun you have in this vid is a el cheapo so I wouldn't expect too much ,even with match grade ammo..try a Remington sps heavy barrel now that's a lead slinger...
Gunnut357mag: Yes, soft points are cheaper, but when you are hunting small varmints you cant beat the stopping power of a polymer tip. For larger game however, a soft point is a must.
guncentral4590: And I have to disagree about the polymer tip bullet, the soft point is cheaper and it is way more effective than the polymer tip because the polymer tip has no penetration it just turns to a frag grenade and tiny pieces and this causes little penetration and effectiveness.
guncentral4590: And 5.56 has pressures that exceed 223. So you cannot shoot 5.56 in a 223 but you can vice versa.
Gunnut357mag: Good point, however, the main other difference is brass thickness. Commercial 223 is thinner than military 5.56.
MrKing91191: the chamber differences between the 223 and 556 has nothing to do with case dimmensions. the difference is in the throught leed, the distance between the chamber and rifling. the small base dies are made for ars to make them cycle better because ammo made from those dies make the cases slightly smaller , therefore cycling better in autoloading rifles.
Gunnut357mag: I did, but the issue was with the pint actually being slightly bent
Joe Blow: Then you need to deburr tip to prevent sticking.
Gunnut357mag: Sorry, but it is not up yet. I will get it up soon, but I have quite a few projects happening now.
Gunnut357mag: It is not that, but rather the decaping pin was chipped.
Dennis Pritchard: I have a Savage edge and tried to find your video on fine tuning the gun and couldn't.
Joe Blow: Possible cause of primer stuck during resizing is because of military spec brass that has a crimped primer. The crimp reduces radius on case primer hole and causes spent primers to catch.
Gunnut357mag: The reason I do, is because the chamber on my rifle is very tight, and I had some issues with the bolt having resistance when it closed when I used neck sized only brass.
ball bag: why do you fl size for a bolt gun
TheCommenter71: @hpd707 You can make bullets yourself. .
hpd707: Everybody has brass. Where can I get some damned bullets and primers!?!?
darqueoasis: Thanks for posting the video! will be reloading .223 for an AR-15 shortly! :)
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