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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: .222 Remington – Contender

  Firearm: T/C Contender   Max COL: 2.130″
  Barrel: 10″   Reloading Dies: RCBS
  Max case length: .1.700″   Group distance: 50 yards
 Note:

Bullet Type Bullet
Weight
Bullet
Diameter
C.O.L. Net Water
Capacity
Powder
Type
Charge Primer
Type
Muzzle
Velocity
Muzzle
Energy
Group
Size
Speer SSP 40 .224″ 2.040″ 26.4 Reloder 7 23.5 CCI 400 2790 692 0.8
Speer SSP 40 .224″ 2.040″ 26.4 Win 748 26.0 CCI 450 2560 582 0.7
Speer SSP 40 .224″ 2.040″ 26.4 IMR 4198 22.0 CCI 400 2775 684 1.1
Hornady SXSP 50 .224″ 2.150″ 26.6 Reloder 7 21.5 CCI 450 2465 675 0.6
Hornady SXSP 50 .224″ 2.150″ 26.6 AA 2520 26.0 CCI 450 2500 694 0.9
Hornady SXSP 50 .224″ 2.150″ 26.6 VARGET 25.6 CCI 400 2525 708 0.9
Speer HP TNT 50 .224″ 2.130″ 25.4 Reloder 7 21.5 CCI 400 2540 716 0.4
Speer HP TNT 50 .224″ 2.130″ 25.4 AA 2520 25.8 CCI 450 2560 728 0.9
Speer HP TNT 50 .224″ 2.130″ 25.4 IMR 3031 23.4 CCI 400 2480 683 0.3
Sierra GameKing SPBT 55 .224″ 2.125″ 25.1 Reloder 12 24.5 CCI 450 2435 724 0.6
Sierra GameKing SPBT 55 .224″ 2.125″ 25.1 Win 748 25.0 CCI 400 2490 757 0.3
Sierra GameKing SPBT 55 .224″ 2.125″ 25.1 IMR 4895 24.0 CCI 400 2425 718 0.4
Nosler Ballistic Tip 55 .224″ 2.130″ 24.3 Reloder 12 24.2 CCI 400 2470 745 0.7
Nosler Ballistic Tip 55 .224″ 2.130″ 24.3 IMR 4895 23.8 CCI 400 2465 742 0.7
Nosler Ballistic Tip 55 .224″ 2.130″ 24.3 VARGET 23.8 CCI 400 2450 733 0.9