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.223 or .204

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Unread 06-25-2009, 09:14 PM
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Re: .223 or .204

thanks for the help but i need a polymer tip bullet that will disinigrate for saftey purposes because im shooting in michigan-thanks charby
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Unread 07-18-2009, 12:06 PM
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Re: .223 or .204

Definitely the .204 is the round you should use. I have a Ruger #1 in .204 and it is an absolute tack driver. I load the Hornady 49gr V-MAX at 3900 fps and it is devastating on any critter under 60 lbs. It absolutely hammers the smaller critters and as posted above it is relatively immune to wind drift under 200 yards. I have not had this bullet fail to completely destroy varmints and have fired over a thousand rounds. The few 'Yotes that I tangled with were anchored with a single shot, none more than 300 yards out. The Hornady ballistic tip V-MAX are outstanding bullets and you will be very happy with the .204 round
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