Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Varmint Hunting

Varmint Hunting Techniques For Prairie Dogs, Woodchucks, etc.


Reply

.223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #22  
Old 03-24-2011, 10:16 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Walled Lake, Michigan
Posts: 26
Re: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

Quote:
Originally Posted by bowhunthard View Post
The 60 gr. Hornady TAP ammo might be a viable option also.
I've found that the 60gr TAP FPD ammo that uses the (Hornady V-Max Bullet) is actually the same as the Blackhills 60gr bullet which also utilizes the (Hornady V-Max Bullet) but at about half the cost. Both bullets have the same velocity of 3100 fps.

Blackhills sells V-Max 50 round packs for $32.00 vs TAP FPD sells 20 rounds for $27.00

I use the 60gr Blackhills V-Max not just for cost savings, but they make a nearly perfect bullet with extreme accuracy that will dust any coyote out to 300 yards with an AR-15 platform rifle.

Special Note: The 55gr is only 200 fps faster than the 60gr, but the 60gr sure makes a huge difference in the size hole and is less prone to wind drift. (I personally prefer the 60gr)
__________________
-RamBowMike
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 03-24-2011, 10:31 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA, ohio
Posts: 263
Re: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

Quote:
Originally Posted by RamBowMike View Post
I've found that the 60gr TAP FPD ammo that uses the (Hornady V-Max Bullet) is actually the same as the Blackhills 60gr bullet which also utilizes the (Hornady V-Max Bullet) but at about half the cost. Both bullets have the same velocity of 3100 fps.

Blackhills sells V-Max 50 round packs for $32.00 vs TAP FPD sells 20 rounds for $27.00

I use the 60gr Blackhills V-Max not just for cost savings, but they make a nearly perfect bullet with extreme accuracy that will dust any coyote out to 300 yards with an AR-15 platform rifle.

Special Note: The 55gr is only 200 fps faster than the 60gr, but the 60gr sure makes a huge difference in the size hole and is less prone to wind drift. (I personally prefer the 60gr)

ya. the 60 is my new bullet as well.. i always used the 40gr, and its good under 300y, but the 60 makes the diffrence past that, and hits harder... the BH ammo is a GREAT value
__________________
=====================================
FREE Ballistic calculator & Printable targets.

http://sites.google.com/site/freeballisticcalculator/
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 03-24-2011, 11:58 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Washington Twp. Michigan
Posts: 135
Re: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

I just ordered some 75gr. A maxes from Midway. They only had the molley coated (about $4.00 more) and some 55 grain Combined Technology Ballistic Silvertip Boat Tails to load up for my Stag 1-8 twist. Hope the results are as good as eveyone wrote about!! I'm going to try Varget powder, and the rest of my Benchrest, and give them a try!!
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 03-24-2011, 12:06 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Walled Lake, Michigan
Posts: 26
Re: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

Quote:
Originally Posted by Michiganhunter View Post
I just ordered some 75gr. A maxes from Midway. They only had the molley coated (about $4.00 more) and some 55 grain Combined Technology Ballistic Silvertip Boat Tails to load up for my Stag 1-8 twist. Hope the results are as good as eveyone wrote about!! I'm going to try Varget powder, and the rest of my Benchrest, and give them a try!!
You wont have any problem with either of those cartridges. The 55gr should shoot well from your 1-8 twist rifle. The 75gr will shoot great from the 1-8.
__________________
-RamBowMike
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 03-24-2011, 12:41 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Walled Lake, Michigan
Posts: 26
Re: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

Quote:
Originally Posted by J E Custom View Post
A while back I found some ammo for break in of new barrels that was made by winchester
in 40round boxes . It was 40gr varmint bullets and the velocity was very good.

It was very cheep at the time and I though it would be OK for break in. as it turns out it was
better that good .All of the rifles that I fired it in liked it.

It is in white boxes 40 rounds to the box and at the time was under $10.00 a box.

I don't know what it is now but if I run across any more I will get all I can.

So far I have only seen it in 22-250 and 223 rem.

J E CUSTOM
Its called Winchester in the White Box 223 45gr JHP 3600 fps and comes in a 40 round box for around $23.00
__________________
-RamBowMike

Last edited by RamBowMike; 03-24-2011 at 01:09 PM. Reason: 45gr not 40gr
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 03-28-2011, 11:36 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Little Falls, MN
Posts: 251
Re: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

I use Federal 55gr. FMJ to sight in & shits /gigles. Go to Federal web site, they aren't that bad. Walmart, $40 / 100. I use this as cost basis.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 03-29-2011, 07:03 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Walled Lake, Michigan
Posts: 26
Re: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

Thats the stuff that most of us use for target practice. Dunhams sporting goods just had a sale on the stuff. (Black Box) 20 rounds for $6.99 a box. I bought $300.00 worth of it. It's extremely accurate FMJ ammo.
__________________
-RamBowMike
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which .257 Wby Mag factory ammo? Rhino Hunter Long Range Hunting & Shooting 4 12-08-2010 07:54 AM
Most Accurate Factory Rifle Factory Ammo Combo tgh97531 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 4 01-08-2010 10:01 AM
Ring Recommendations for Leupold 30mm to CZ527 Varmint roti83 Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 0 08-27-2009 11:56 AM
.243 Win. factory load recommendations? Triggernosis Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 8 08-25-2008 12:05 AM
best factory ammo fishermuskie Equipment Discussions 6 06-25-2005 12:15 PM

Current Poll
Do you watch outdoor shows live or by recording them?
Always recorded - 13.24%
110 Votes
Mostly recorded - 24.19%
201 Votes
Sometimes recorded - 14.56%
121 Votes
Rarely or never recorded - 48.01%
399 Votes
Total Votes: 831
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC