Close
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Knows How To Lube Brass bobbyfairbanks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    west of CO Springs in the MTNS
    Posts
    1,084

    Default 223 Ackley Improved project

    I picked a Rem 700 in trade a while back and Im going to rebarrel it in 223AI. I have a Magpul stock Calvin Elite Trigger and a Bartlein 5R 7 twist 31 blank to build with. Right now Im planning on 28 finish length. Im building this rifle for shooting pdogs and yotes. Im looking for load info. Anyone shooting this and have some good loads? I was thinking about going with Hornady ELD 75.
    Tho it will make me a begger in the streets burn it if you must
    John Adams to George Washington

  2. #2
    High Power Shooter
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Longmont
    Posts
    926

    Default

    One of the guys I shoot with runs his .223AI on the following load:

    75gr Amax
    24.2gr Varget
    Federal GM205M primer

    I sent him a text asking for his velocity data and barrel details, but I am pretty sure he has a 28" 1:8 barrel.

    It's a great load for his rifle, and the results show it. It's a pleasure to shoot, and is extremely accurate.
    For your convenience, a link to my Feedback

  3. #3
    Knows How To Lube Brass bobbyfairbanks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    west of CO Springs in the MTNS
    Posts
    1,084

    Default

    Hey! Thanks man
    Tho it will make me a begger in the streets burn it if you must
    John Adams to George Washington

  4. #4
    High Power Shooter
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Longmont
    Posts
    926

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyfairbanks View Post
    Hey! Thanks man
    Of course!

    It is a 28" Barrel, with 1:8 twist, and that load gives him ~2835fps (caveat is, he's not home so this is what he has in pictures on his phone.)

    But it at least gives you some idea of a workable load for a rifle similar to yours.
    For your convenience, a link to my Feedback

  5. #5
    Paper Hunter
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Brighton
    Posts
    116

    Default

    Is the reason for going 223AI to use existing 223 brass and bolt face (which I fully understand if so)?

    If not have you given a look at a bolt gun 224 Valkyrie?

  6. #6
    Knows How To Lube Brass bobbyfairbanks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    west of CO Springs in the MTNS
    Posts
    1,084

    Default

    Yes 223 brass is cheap and the 700 host rifle is currently 223
    Last edited by bobbyfairbanks; 02-04-2018 at 15:29.
    Tho it will make me a begger in the streets burn it if you must
    John Adams to George Washington

  7. #7
    Orange Junk ray1970's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Thornton
    Posts
    12,768
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    I did a 223 Ackley years ago. Mostly did the rechamber to try and get a little velocity back when I took the 28 barrel down to 22.

    Im sure I have records from back then buried somewhere. I mostly ran the 69gr Sierra match kings.

    "I'm working as hard as I can to get my life and my cash to run out at the same time. If I can just die after lunch Tuesday, everything will be perfect."- Doug Sanders

    My Feedback

  8. #8
    Stinker AKA-Spook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    mountains west of Golden
    Posts
    78

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ray1970 View Post
    I did a 223 Ackley years ago. Mostly did the rechamber to try and get a little velocity back when I took the 28” barrel down to 22”.

    I’m sure I have records from back then buried somewhere. I mostly ran the 69gr Sierra match kings.

    this , anything that the 223AI can accomplish, can be handled with a 22" barrel. I shoot Varget and 80 Amax in mine.
    My guns arent illegal , they're undocumented !

  9. #9
    Primitive Screwhead Hoser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    KCOS
    Posts
    6,999

    Default

    My 223 bolt gun shoots excellent with Varget and 80s. For critters my old barrel shot excellent with 55 Ballistic Tips, it was an absolute hammer on critters.

    Right now I am playing with Varget and 69TMKs in my gasser. I don't have any more room left for powder (27.9) and still no pressure. Velocity is around 3100 or so.
    All those moments will be lost in time,
    like tears in rain

  10. #10
    Paper Hunter longrange2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Unicorporated Douglas County
    Posts
    123

    Default

    I'm accumulating parts for a .223AI rifle right now. Brux #6, 7.5 twist, fluted and will have it finished out at 24 inches with TBAC compact brake. I've got a Manners mini chassis stock and am just waiting on the custom action to arrive. Can't wait. I think this one is going to LRI for the build. Their turnaround time is tough to beat and their work is excellent.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •