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.223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

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Unread 01-13-2010, 08:21 AM
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.223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

When I bought my DPMS AR-15 several years ago I bought several thousand rounds of FMJ. I've also tried Remington 55 grain. I realize every gun is different, but have any of you found a .223 round you've found to be exceptional out of the AR platform.
I am most interested in coyote size varminting and downwards to fox/bobcat size.
Thanks in advance!
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    Unread 01-13-2010, 09:29 AM
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    Re: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

    what barrel twist?

    Black Hills 77gr sierra mk in 8t barrel
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    Unread 01-13-2010, 09:38 AM
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    Re: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

    Stag Arms 6H Upper

    5.56 Nato Chamber
    Forged and Mil Spec.
    None/Gas Block
    24" Stainless Steel 1/8 Twist

    Thanks.
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    Re: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

    greg... I would think you need to try some of the heavier weight bullets in the 8t barrel, although you can never know for sure until you try some...

    Black Hills brand, in a couple of different weights, is a good way to go

    Thanks, Larry
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    Re: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

    The 60 gr. Hornady TAP ammo might be a viable option also.
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    Re: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

    Thanks guys. I had been looking at Hornadys 75 grain BTHP Match load. I'm realizing great groups at short ranges. Now it is time to go out further than I am comfortable shooting and see what my AR can do.
    I basically have a bowhunter's mentality- I try to draw them in or let them work their way in as close as possible. That is not a luxury with coyotes in our area. They are very skiddish and not easy to call.

    Larry, I'll check out Black Hills, never have shot one bullet from them.
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    Re: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

    I reload for mine (Stag Arms Model 6 Varminter) and getting around half inch groups @ 100 yards. I started with them after reading a review how the factory rounds were and haven't tried anything else to date. Shot prairie dogs 300-400 yards in Wyoming last sumemr, and that was last I shot it cuz things got busy in life.
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