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#1631405 - 05/03/20 04:05 PM Hornady NATO 5.56 load data for 55 gain bullets
Marine1945 Offline
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Can someone tell me the min and max loads, with velocities and PSI, for 55 grain NATO 5.56 from the last couple Hornady manuals?

The IMR Reloading Data Center has 26.0 grs, 3133 fps, 43,300 psi and 27.8 grs, 3329 fps, 51,300 psi for .223 loads. Trying to find out if the Hornady NATO max is different.

Thank you.

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#1633861 - 05/08/20 09:07 PM Re: Hornady NATO 5.56 load data for 55 gain bullets [Re: Marine1945]
parabellum128 Offline
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I dont have the Hornady 10 but I can give you data from other manuals (Lyman 50, Sierra, etc). Let me know what powders you need data for.

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#1636043 - 05/13/20 06:05 PM Re: Hornady NATO 5.56 load data for 55 gain bullets [Re: Marine1945]
MetroBluing Offline
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Here ya go. From the number 10 book.


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#1639968 - 05/23/20 09:32 AM Re: Hornady NATO 5.56 load data for 55 gain bullets [Re: MetroBluing]
Marine1945 Offline
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Thank you very much.

Looking at CFE223. Weird that the loads for 55 grs are lower than 60 grs.

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#1639969 - 05/23/20 09:37 AM Re: Hornady NATO 5.56 load data for 55 gain bullets [Re: parabellum128]
Marine1945 Offline
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I'm specifically looking at CFE223 and AA 2520.

Thank you.

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#1640058 - 05/23/20 02:06 PM Re: Hornady NATO 5.56 load data for 55 gain bullets [Re: Marine1945]
vic Offline
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Originally Posted By: Marine1945
Thank you very much.

Looking at CFE223. Weird that the loads for 55 grs are lower than 60 grs.


The data shown for the 55 grain bullet is for a monometal bullet.

They tend to produce higher pressure, all else equal, than a cup and core bullet.

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