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Old 07-14-2006, 10:48 AM
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Re: 223 Ground Hog \" How Far \"

I just killed 2 off the same rock at 526 yds., using 26.0 gr. of Benchmark under a 55 gr. NBT. Don't under estimate the 223 for long shots em' hogs!!
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Old 07-14-2006, 06:44 PM
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Re: 223 Ground Hog \" How Far \"

My .223 load was 24.0 varget and remington 7.5 primer
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Old 07-14-2006, 08:21 PM
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Re: 223 Ground Hog \" How Far \"

I've got 2 at 550, and an extremely near miss (1" high) at 603, with my 1/8 24" AR, farthest kill with a 223 I've heard about was a prairie dog at 1,115 yds with a 75 gr a-max (check the websight of SSK industries) some guy took it on shot 8.
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Old 07-14-2006, 09:52 PM
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Re: 223 Ground Hog \" How Far \"

JS, which AR do you have? I have a RRA Varmiter 24" with the 1-8. I am getting sub half inch 5 shot groups with the 60V-Max & amazing groups with the 77MK. I am about ready to try some long V shots with the v-Max, I am afraid the 77MK will not be explosive enough past 300 yards. I don't want to shoot the 75 A-Max as it has to be single loaded.
Which bullets does your AR like?
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Old 07-14-2006, 10:39 PM
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Re: 223 Ground Hog \" How Far \"

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I shot 10-15 ground hogs last year out to 700 yards with my .223 savage heavy barrel 75 a-max at 2750 FPS. You can shoot them out to a 1000. They aren't the flatest shooting hardest hitting gun, but they are very accuarate. I say they are a poor mans ppc.

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Well put. A handgun shooting partner of mine came down last wk. for pr. dog shooting and took 3@ 550, 3@ 650, and 4 shots later killed 1 @ 775 yds.

The 550's were from a custom Contender .223 AI/75 A-Max @ 2770 mv.

The 650's and 775 were from another custom Contender 22-204 AI (similar mv as the .223AI)/8-32X Burris Black Diamond/75 A-Max.

I'm sure had conditions been better he could have gone to at least 900, maybe further.
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Old 07-15-2006, 06:01 AM
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Re: 223 Ground Hog \" How Far \"

I have the same rifle you have, and it shoots anything well, I've shot groups in the .2's with ultramax reman 55 gr. The BH's reman loaded with the 69 gr. smk's are pretty awesome.
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Old 07-15-2006, 01:29 PM
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Re: 223 Ground Hog \" How Far \"

With a custom 1-7 barreled 223 shooting heavy 75-90 grain projectiles, 1000 is a pretty safe bet. You can get close to 1200 with berger VLD's. My pet load is a sierra 77 at about 2800 fps. It got a pdog at 1040 this year.
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