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My New Long Range Varmint Rig Ordered.

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Unread 06-10-2011, 11:38 AM
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My New Long Range Varmint Rig Ordered.

After much deliberation and hassle in ordering I have just ordered my first custom built rifle in .223AI.

I will be using it for long range varmint hunting and long range plinking. The specification is as below;

Tikka T3 Stainless action
26" 1 in 8 Kreiger fluted stainless barrel.
Mcmillan A3/5 Stock.

Jewell Trigger.
Bedded in with Marinetex.

I am having the rifle made to take the longer/heavier bullets and I am hoping the 75 and 80 grain VLD's do the job for me.

I had good success with my Tikka T3 Super Varmint in .243 using 80 grain varmint bullets, but with a bit of research I found that I could get a .223AI to shoot 80grain .224 bullets with a lot less powder and a much better BC at the same speeds with little to no recoil.

My .243Win with 20" barrel using 80grain Bergers.

37.5grains of varget
80 grain berger varmint bullets
BC = .306
Velocity = 3030fps

The new .223AI with 26" barrel using 80grain VLD's will hopefully give me,

26.5 grains of IMR4895
80 grain berger VLD's
BC = .445
Velocity 2950-3050fps

Have any of you guys experience with this calibre?

If so, what do you think of it and do you have any load data to share please?

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Unread 06-10-2011, 12:31 PM
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Re: My New Long Range Varmint Rig Ordered.

no experience or data

Sounds like it'll be a super nice rig.

Who's doing the work?
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