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Unread 05-17-2009, 12:02 AM
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A .223 range question

Assuming I have the necessary marksmanship skill, if I launch a 55 grain hollow point out of a 24 inch 12 twist barrel at 3200 FPS, can I reach 500 yards with enough stability to hit what I aim at?
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    Re: A .223 range question

    assuming that the gun is a shooter i don't see why not. i would think that you would be alright. although the any wind will make things very interesting.

    i have a 1/9 twist 223 that i shoot 50gr NBT's out of, and was shooting at 550 the other day. i was hitting very very close to the squirrels that i was aiming at, but the wind was a little tricky.
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    Re: A .223 range question

    450 yards, 55gr Vmax at 3227fps muzzle velocity. 1:12 twist, 22" barrel with suppressor.

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    Re: A .223 range question

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    450 yards, 55gr Vmax at 3227fps muzzle velocity. 1:12 twist, 22" barrel with suppressor.

    I can't read your tape!!
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    Re: A .223 range question

    25 mils is a redneck inch. 65 mills would make that a good group @ 450 yards, seams funny a guy would measure in yards and Mill??
    To answer the original ? the answer is yes. Even the old Ruger VT with me steering it would roll prairie dogs off the mounds to 500 and even farther if it wasn't windy. The key being the wind and your ability to read it!
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    25 mils is a redneck inch. 65 mills would make that a good group @ 450 yards, seams funny a guy would measure in yards and Mill??
    I measure in yards for shooting because I have MOA scopes.

    I measure in metric for everything else because it's better
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    MachV- I just looked closely at your signature and realized I'm using to small of a cartridge for varmints if the cartridge is supposed to be the same size as the game.
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