Re: What is the max rang a .223 is good at for Varmint hunting
the 9 twist should do ok with up to 69 gr smk's, personaly I like an 8 twist, I've taken 2 groundhogs at 550 yds with an 8 twist and 55 gr sp ammo. I think the record distance kill with a 223 was on a pd with a fast twist barrel shooting 75 gr a-max's, the shot was 1115 yds. its on the ssk industries web page.
An 8 or faster twist makes the lil mouse gun a viable 1k small varmint rifle. I've taken hundreds of chucks with a 223, my farthest was at 387 yds till I got a fast twist, the last good year I had chuck hunting I had 93% first shot kills on them from 375-500 yds. terminal performance is also much better with the fast twist barrels.
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