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I came across some new Lake city tracer bullets. 62gr, M-856.

These are not loaded with the phosphate tracer material.

The price was right, the .224 bullets are getting hard to find, so I bought them.

Now I am looking for a powder load. I have H4198 powder. The Hodgon website does not list the 62 gr bullet load. My Lee loader book dosent list a 62gr bullet either.

I was thinking of starting with H4198, 19gr load and see what happens. I use 20gr with my 55gr Hornady bullets.

Anyone got suggestions???

larry
 

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;)Suggestion-unless you can find some data for 62 gr bullets and 4198-DON'T-load them.I have used 4895 in the past and it was acceptable with tracers,and the military uses some type of ball powder,but I don't believe that I would risk a ruptured primer or case in the gun to make a powder work-if no data was available!
Also-they are a longer bullet than standard and need to be shot from a 1 in 10 twist barrel or faster as they don't stabilize well in a 1 in 12.Remember -these were made to be fired from a nato chambered rifle.
 

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Thanks for the info. These bullets have NOT been loaded at tracers yet.

I know they are longer and will need to be seated deeper in the case.

I have a 1 in 9 twist barrel.

My Lee loader book has a load for 63gr using 20gr of H4198.

Since this is a lighter bullet I figured that 19gr might be right.

I did find a load using Accurate powder and the M-856 bullet.

They have 4 different loads using 4 different powders they make.

Anywhere from 19gr to 24gr on the low side.

The velocity of each load is 2730 to 2760 fps and psi is 54,xxx to 61,xxx psi.

Larry
 
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