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Hey all-

Components availability being what it is, you have to take what's available. I found a deal on some .224 55gr solid copper projectiles
https://americanreloading.com/...r-bt-new-1000ct.html

I plan to use them for general plinking. What reloading data should I start with? Modify it to account for (probably) longer length of the pill? Use 60gr data as a starting point?

Thanks,

Bruce





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Just start with .224 bullets at 55gr. I don't know which powder you are planning to use but you have a choice of a few. Per Winchester Reloading Site 55gr Nosler BT BLC-2 starting 27.4gr- max load of 29.8gr C.O.L 2.180.
Good luck and have fun.




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Solid copper bullets are different in two respects:

That are long for weight so start low and work up. Really!

They may like more jump than you expect. Like .050 or .100. Really!

Good luck.
 
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Barnes data a good place to start? https://www.barnesbullets.com/load-data/



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The Barnes TSX seems like a good start. The 55gr is a flat base and they don't have a boat tail solid copper until 62gr.
With all the jump they require, I guess I will have to start with very reduced powder charges and work up.
I may waste the whole box on finding a proper loading and not have any left for practice!
Oh well, I will get reloading practice instead of target practice. Smile

Bruce





"At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats."
-PJ O'Rourke
“It is just as difficult and dangerous to try to free a people that wants to remain servile as it is to try to enslave a people that wants to remain free."
-Niccolo Machiavelli

The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all. -Mencken
 
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