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Old 04-26-2015, 12:48   #1
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220 grain xtreme plated above blue dot?

Want to explore 220 grain xtreme plated bullet above blue dot. Was able to find some info, but nothing concrete. I know fredj338 had tried some on another forum, but wasn't able to find the thread.

I have done some 200 grains up to 9.5 gr blue dot and those were smoking hot recoil. Guess I am not use to that kind of kick
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Old 04-28-2015, 10:26   #2
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I have taken the Hornady 200XTP's up to 10.5 grains of Blue Dot and yes they are up there. However My RCBS TC SWC 208 grain cast bullets I stop at 10.0 grains.

Just be sure your chamber is well supported and you RSA is up to the task...otherwise you could see "SMILES" or even a casing blow out with poor brass quality.

If it were me I'd hold to about 9.2 grains for starters...because the heavier bullets take up case capacity.
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Old 04-28-2015, 12:45   #3
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I found a archived thread on arfcom

https://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.h...&f=42&t=319727

It looks like below 8.0 might be a better start. 8.6 I believe he went up to towards the end of the thread. If I can get 900 fps I will be happy. I had to settle on 1000 or so for 200 grains at around 9.0.

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