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Unread 03-24-2011, 10:16 AM
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Re: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

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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)
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    Re: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

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    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
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    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!!
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    Re: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

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    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.
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    Re: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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