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Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity,  pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may easily be excessive in others. All loads should be reduced by 10%,  and developed following safe handloading practices as represented in established reloading manuals produced by component manufacturers. Presentation of these loads does not constitute a solicitation for their use, nor a recommendation.
 

 Cartridge: .223 Remington

  Rifle: Remington Model 7   Max COL: 2.260″
  Barrel: 20″   Reloading Dies: RCBS
  Max case length: 1.760″   Group distance: 100 yards
 Note: Maximum loads for bolt action firearm – Not for Contender. 1:12 twist rate too slow for +55 grain and bullets over .800″.

Bullet Type Bullet
Weight
Bullet
Diameter
C.O.L. Net Water
Capacity
Powder
Type
Charge Primer
Type
Muzzle
Velocity
Muzzle
Energy
Group
Size
Barnes Varmin-A-Tor 40 .224″ 2.120 28.6 Reloder 7 24.5 CCI 400 3670 1197 0.5
Barnes Varmin-A-Tor 40 .224″ 2.120 28.6 Reloder 10x 26.5 CCI 400 3709 1222 0.9
Barnes Varmin-A-Tor 40 .224″ 2.120 28.6 IMR 4198 25.0 CCI 400 3688 1208 0.9
Barnes Varmin-A-Tor 40 .224″ 2.120 28.6 RS X-term 28.0 CCI 450 3664 1193 0.4
Barnes XLC 50 .224″ 2.260″ 28.3 Reloder 10x 25.2 CCI 400 3420 1299 0.6
Barnes XLC 50 .224″ 2.260″ 28.3  H4198 24.1 CCI 400 3343 1241 0.6
Barnes XLC 50 .224″ 2.260″ 28.3  Benchmark 26.1 CCI 400 3259 1179 0.4
Barnes XLC 50 .224″ 2.260″ 28.3 IMR 4198 24.0 CCI 400 3400 1284 0.6
Barnes XLC 50 .224 2.260″ 28.3 RS X-term 27.0 CCI 450 3402 1285 0.5
Hornaday Vmax 50 .224″ 2.260″ 27.9 Reloder 10x 25.2 CCI 400 3430 1307 0.4
Hornaday Vmax 50 .224″ 2.260″ 27.9 H4198 23.4 CCI 400 3305 1213 0.8
Hornaday Vmax 50 .224″ 2.260″ 27.9 IMR 4198 23.7 CCI 400 3380 1269 0.7
Hornaday Vmax 50 .224″ 2.260″ 27.9 RS X-Term 27.0 CCI 450 3435 1310 0.5
Hornaday Vmax 50 .224″ 2.260″ 27.9 Win 748 28.0 CCI 450 3329 1231 1.0
Nosler Ballistic Tip 50 .224″ 2.260″ 28.0 Reloder 10x 25.3 CCI 400 3442 1316 0.4
Nosler Ballistic Tip 50 .224″ 2.260″ 28.0 H4198 23.8 CCI 400 3350 1246 1.3
Nosler Ballistic Tip 50 .224″ 2.260″ 28.0 RS X-Term 27.0 CCI 450 3436 1311 0.8
Nosler Ballistic Tip 50 .224″ 2.260″ 28.0 Win 748 28.2 CCI 450 3353 1249 1.0
Remington PSP 50 .224″ 2.175″ 28.6 Reloder 10x 25.5 CCI 400 3428 1305 1.0
Remington PSP 50 .224″ 2.175″ 28.6 IMR 4198 24.2 CCI 400 3415 1295 0.4
Remington PSP 50 .224″ 2.175″ 28.6 RS X-Term 27.4 CCI 450 3440 1314 0.7
Remington PSP 50 .224″ 2.175″ 28.6 Win 748 28.6 CCI 450 3347 1244 0.7
Sierra SP Blitz 50 .224″ 2.180″ 28.4 Reloder 10x 26.0 CCI 400 3455 1326 1.3
Sierra SP Blitz 50 .224″ 2.180″ 28.4 IMR 4198 24.5 CCI 400 3418 1297 1.0
Sierra SP Blitz 50 .224″ 2.180″ 28.4 RS X-Term 27.8 CCI 450 3450 1322 0.9
Speer TNT 50 .224″ 2.240″ 28.7 Reloder 10x 25.6 CCI 400 3439 1313 1.0
Speer TNT 50 .224″ 2.240″ 28.7 Benchmark 26.5 CCI 400 3332 1213 1.0
Speer TNT 50 .224″ 2.240″ 28.7 IMR 4198 23.7 CCI 400 3332 1213 0.6
Speer TNT 50 .224″ 2.240″ 28.7 RS X-Term 27.0 CCI 450 3395 1280 0.4
Barnes Triple Shock 53 .224″ 2.260″ 27.9 Reloder 10x 24.5 CCI 400 3325 1301 0.6
Barnes Triple Shock 53 .224″ 2.260″ 27.9 H4198 23.2 CCI 400 3261 1252 1.1
Barnes Triple Shock 53 .224″ 2.260″ 27.9 RS X-Term 26.3 CCI 450 3340 1313 0.6
Barnes Triple Shock 53 .224″ 2.260″ 27.9 Win 748 28.0 CCI 450 3346 1318 0.9
Hornady SX 55 .224″ 2.180″ 28.8 Reloder 10x 25.0 CCI 400 3288 1321 0.3
Hornady SX 55 .224″ 2.180″ 28.8 IMR 4198 23.7 CCI 400 3270 1306 0.2
Hornady SX 55 .224″ 2.180″ 28.8 RS X-Term 26.8 CCI 450 3297 1328 0.9
Hornady SX 55 .224″ 2.180″ 28.8 Win 748 28.6 CCI 450 3300 1330 0.4
Remington Power-Lokt 55 .224″ 2.260″ 28.9 Reloder 10x 24.8 CCI 400 3275 1310 0.5
Remington Power-Lokt 55 .224″ 2.260″ 28.9 IMR 4198 23.4 CCI 400 3225 1271 1.1
Remington Power-Lokt 55 .224″ 2.260″ 28.9 RS X-Term 27.0 CCI 450 3309 1338 1.2
Remington Power-Lokt 55 .224″ 2.260″ 28.9 Win 748 28.0 CCI 450 3249 1289 0.9
Speer Hot-Cor SP 55 .224″ 2.240″ 28.7 Reloder 10x 25.0 CCI 400 3294 1325 0.8
Speer Hot-Cor SP 55 .224″ 2.240″ 28.7 IMR 4198 23.0 CCI 400 3200 1251 1.2
Speer Hot-Cor SP 55 .224″ 2.240″ 28.7 RS TAC 28.0 CCI 450 3260 1298 0.8
Speer Hot-Cor SP 55 .224″ 2.240″ 28.7 Win 748 28.5 CCI 450 3286 1319 0.5