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223 at 1000 yards?

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Unread 02-03-2007, 12:44 AM
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223 at 1000 yards?

I am wondering if anyone is shooting the 223 at 1000 yards with the 70gr and 80gr bullets? What twist would you need for a 75gr A-max or 80gr SMK? Would an 8 twist work? This would be just for punching paper at this distance.
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    Unread 02-03-2007, 09:12 AM
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    Re: 223 at 1000 yards?

    I know some shooters are using the 223 for the VHAs factory class during the 600 yd IBS shoots.During the Aug match last year a shooter using a Savage 223 took high score and overall agg. with it (against some very noteable shooters).Since the 1-9" twist was the fastest twist available from Savage at that time,I assume thats what he had (was shooting Bergers,weight unknown).
    For 2007,Savage is producing a couple 223 models that will be available with a 1-7" twist (the VLP & LRPV) that should shoot even longer bullets than what youve stated.Might be worth a try in a factory class shoot where very little or no modifications are allowed,although Im a little hesitant to say so at 1000 yds.Thats a little farther than Ive had any practical experience shooting so far. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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    Re: 223 at 1000 yards?

    I have got the LRPV in 223 with 1-7 twist on order from Savage now. I get to buy one a year at a good price as a Hunter Ed instructor ($565) shipped. I am planning on the using the Amax to start or maybe Bergers.

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    Re: 223 at 1000 yards?

    8 twist will work up to 80s. 90s would be the real ticket and are what I use at 1000. Shoot really well at 1000 with them. I'm in a 20 inch tube 223, takes 6.5 twist to stabilize, 7 will not do it. Longer tube though might make it with 7.

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    Re: 223 at 1000 yards?

    90's are way too finicky...req'd twist will make it hard to shoot anything else precisely.

    I have an 8tw 223 AI I am playing with now for out to 1K...plan to look at these first:

    80SMK
    75Amax
    75 Berger VLD

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    Re: 223 at 1000 yards?

    I was looking at the 75 A-max and 75 Berger. Thanks for the info.
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    Unread 02-06-2007, 09:06 PM
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    Re: 223 at 1000 yards?

    Hey Bounty Hunter, just wondering about the hunter ed instructor deal. I too am an HE instructor, is that special per state or is it nationwide?

    Thanks in advance

    ps...thanks for teaching safety to the next generation too
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