222rem Reduce Load With 5744 Powder

Introduced in 1950 by Remington in the Model 722 rifle (and still available in the M700), the "triple deuce" was an "overnight success." It has a well deserved reputation for accuracy and was for a long time the top contender at benchrest matches.

Its relatively mild pressure gives long barrel life while providing varmint hunting capability out to 250 yards.

In the years since its commercial introduction, the .223 Remington has made significant inroads into the .222's popularity. However, the 222's mild report and excellent accuracy continues to attract new shooters.

The SAAMI Maximum Average Pressure for the .222 Remington is 50,000 P.S.I. and 46,000 C.U.P.

.222 REMINGTON

Gun

DOUGLAS

Max Length

1.700"

Barrel Length

24"

Trim Length

1.680"

Primer

REM 7°

OAL Max

2.130"

Case

REM/WW

OAL Min

2.040"

START LOADS

Powder Grains Vel.

MAXIMUM LOADS

Powder Grains Vel. P.S.I

Cartridge

Length Comment

44(L) RNGC NOS 40 BT

START LOADS

Powder Grains Vel.

5744

168G 2G15 223G 246G 2495 252G

MAXIMUM LOADS

Powder Grains Vel. P.S.I

Cartridge

Length Comment

5744

12.0 2161 21,700* 1.930" LY 225438

3168 3124 3251 3149 2874 2830

168G 2G15 223G 246G 2495 252G

3601 3550 3695 3579 3266 3217

49,400 48,000 47,100 46,400 37,400 32,200

2.140"

Compressed Compressed Compressed Compressed Compressed

NOS 45 SB

5744 168G 2G15 223G 246G 2495 252G

2555 2901 2978 3033 2996

2776

2777

5744 168G 2G15 223G 246G 2495 252G

2904 3297 3384 3447 3405 3154 3156

44,000' 48,500 49,300 47,400 45,900 39,900 34,200

2.065"

Compressed Compressed Compressed Compressed

START LOADS

MAXIMUM LOADS

Cartridge

Bullet

Powder

Grains

Vel.

Powder

Grains

Vel.

P.S.I.

Length

Comment

HDY 50 SX ***

1680

16.6

2648

1680

18.5

3009

50,000

2.150"

**

2015

21.2

2823

2015

23.5

3208

45,800

2230

22.1

2840

2230

24.5

3227

48,200

Compressed

2460

22.1

2820

2460

24.5

3204

46,000

Compressed

2495

21.6

2678

2495

24.0

3043

41,100

Compressed

2520

22.5

2711

2520

25.0

3081

38,300

Compressed

SPR 50

5744

15.3

2457

5744

17.0

2792

44,700*

2.065"

HDY 53 HP Match

1680

17.1

2590

1680

19.0

2943

47,400

2.190"

**

2015

21.1

2811

2015

23.5

3194

50,000

2230

22.1

2746

2230

24.5

3120

46,400

Compressed

2460

22.1

2738

2460

24.5

3111

45,500

Compressed

2495

21.6

2702

2495

24.0

3071

46,300

Compressed

2520

22.5

2712

2520

25.0

3082

40,900

Compressed

NOS 55 SB ***

1680

17.1

2548

1680

19.0

2896

44,200

2.155"

**

2015

20.3

2681

2015

22.5

3047

46,100

2230

22.1

2733

2230

24.5

3106

46,200

2460

22.1

2720

2460

24.5

3091

45,000

2495

21.2

2570

2495

23.5

2920

42,100

Compressed

2520

22.1

2607

2520

24.5

2962

36,300

Compressed

NOS 55 BT

5744

15.1

2360

5744

16.8

2682

45,900*

2.200"

HDY 60 SP

1680

17.1

2467

1680

19.0

2803

50,000

2.200"

**

2015

20.0

2588

2015

22.2

2941

47,800

2230

21.6

2592

2230

24.0

2945

48,100

2460

21.5

2586

2460

23.9

2939

46,100

2495

21.2

2582

2495

23.5

2934

49,400

Compressed

2520

22.1

2583

2520

24.5

2935

43,900

Compressed

** Over SAAMI Maximum OAL

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