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223 varmit loads

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Unread 02-23-2013, 11:09 PM
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223 varmit loads

I am looking for 200 to300 yard varmit loads for coyote and groundhogs for my 223 mini 14 tactical Ruger. Anyone have an accurate and effective killing load for this?
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    Unread 02-24-2013, 02:18 AM
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    Re: 223 varmit loads

    I'm using Hornady 55-grain V-max (red-tip ballistic bullets) in my Savage .223 bolt-action Rifle and it does a great job on Coyotes,great knock down power and very little pelt/hide damage.I believe You can also get them in 35-40 grain bullets also....which will help them shoot faster and flatter!



    There's lots of other good bullets out there on the market,these group very well in my Rifle and fit my needs!There are also Nosler Amagedon bullets and Federal has some really nice Varmint bullets,if You re-load I would reccomend looking into the Sierra bullets in the Game Kings,Match Kings and Blitz Kings.
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    Unread 02-24-2013, 01:53 PM
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    Re: 223 varmit loads

    ^^^^ What he said. They shoot very well out of my RRA Coyote Carbine, and they knock the snot out of the yotes, even a marginally well placed shot will usually anchor em. Definately my favorite yote round.
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    Unread 02-24-2013, 08:39 PM
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    Re: 223 varmit loads

    I go the opposite route, I have seen to many "splats" occur with BT style bullets. On coyotes I stick with heavier jacketed bullets like HP's or SP's (non-varmint) Not sure what twist your ruger has but my 1:7 AR loves the berger 77gr's for yotes.

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    Unread 02-27-2013, 12:01 AM
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    Re: 223 varmit loads

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    I am looking for 200 to300 yard varmit loads for coyote and groundhogs for my 223 mini 14 tactical Ruger. Anyone have an accurate and effective killing load for this?
    max load imr8208 with a nosler ballistic tip 55gr
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    Unread 03-11-2013, 10:05 PM
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    Re: 223 varmit loads

    I use 60gr Vmaxs over a compressed max load of varget in an AR. Yotes fall over!
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    Unread 03-12-2013, 05:57 AM
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    Re: 223 varmit loads

    Plus 1 on Varget and the 60 grn. V-Max
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