CAST BULLETS IN H&R .223 SLYM

I gave my previous H&R 223 to my nephew for him to keep for my grandnephew to grow into. Since then, I have purchased a H&R Super Light Youth Model (SLYM) in 223. Out the box, the rifle is 33″ long and weighs 5.3 lbs. The barrel is 20″ long with a 1:9 twist. With scope, light and sling, the total package weighs 7.2 lbs.

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This rifle will be a mission specific platform outfitted and used exclusively for ‘coon hunting. It will never see a jacketed bullet.

Because the twist matches that of the barrel I had such good success with using 2.6 grs. of Red Dot with the Lyman 225415, I decided to start with that load.

Below are documented targets I have shot with this rifle.

SLYM, 225415, 2.6 GRS. RED DOT

I also ran a test using the Lyman 225415 and Red Dot form 2.2 grs. to 4.0 grs. in .2 gr. increments. Except for the almost ever-present flier, the 2.6 gr. load performed well.

SLYM, 225415, RED DOTSLYM, 225415, RED DOT

3.0 GRS.- 0.755"

3.0 GRS.- 0.755″

2.3 GRS.- 1.100"

2.3 GRS.- 1.100″

3.6 GRS.- 0.885"

3.6 GRS.- 0.885″

2.7 GRS.- 1.040"

2.7 GRS.- 1.040″

2.8 GRS.- 1.100"

2.8 GRS.- 1.100″

3.2 GRS.- 0.975"

3.2 GRS.- 0.975″

SLYM, BATOR, RED DOT, DACRON

The 2.8 gr. load below is useable for small game out to 50 yards. I think I can improve it.

SLYM, 225 60 RN, RED DOT, DACRON

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About Jim

Retired from industrial construction and livin' the dream in the mountains of Virginia.
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