Load for 185 FPJ

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Load for 185 FPJ

Post by diggindirt on 4/16/2012, 2:02 pm

What is a good 50 yrd load including COL and crimp for Sierra 185 gr FPJ using BE powder? I will be shooting in a slide mounted optics gun. Thanks

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Re: Load for 185 FPJ

Post by BE Mike on 4/17/2012, 9:14 am

Try 4.5 or 4.6 grains. It works very well with the Nosler JHP and is super accurate at 50 yards.
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Post by DavidR on 4/17/2012, 11:04 am

for a fmj 185, 4.4-4.6 bullseye, or wst or tightgroup or clays with a .467-.469 crimp
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Post by diggindirt on 4/17/2012, 1:24 pm

Thanks. I was thinking 4.5 gr of BE was the way to go. Would you stick with a OAL of 1.24" to 1.25"?

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Post by DavidR on 4/17/2012, 2:50 pm

1.200 is what 185 noslers load at but it depends on the bullet
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Post by BE Mike on 4/17/2012, 4:29 pm

Overall length isn't important to accuracy. Just make sure that the round feeds through your magazines. I use a taper crimp of .470" with W-W or Starline brass.
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