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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-27-2016, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Loading a 40 grain in an AR?

I picked up an Ar this summer and I was thinking about reloading for it. I have about 500 40gr Blitz king bullets I was thinking about loading for it. It has a 1:9 twist. I am not sure if anyone has any experience with this or not? I have CFE 223 powder I was planning in using. I am not looking for top notch accuracy, just something to plink with other then FMJ bullets that I have in factory loads.
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Re: Loading a 40 grain in an AR?

So whats the question? The weight will work fine, usually the 40's are more for the varmint rifles with 12 or 14 twist rates. Sierra rates the lighter .22 cal blitz's up to 4400fps so you wont have to worry about pushing them to hard. Keep an eye on your overall length since its a shorter projectile, on a side note I shoot these on in my 22 250 and they are quite accurate.

CFE is a great powder and meters VERY well. I use it with 55gr varmint nightmares (27.3grs). Just an FYI those can be picked up for less than 50 per 500.

Good luck and happy hunting (paper or whatever)
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Re: Loading a 40 grain in an AR?

I shoot 40 Gr Varmegeddons in my stag 1-9. They do well. I have the over CFE but I forget the exact load.
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