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Old 04-10-2011, 03:53 PM
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Re: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

Hornady sells 55gr Softpoints in 50 rd boxes for 30 bucks and I found it quite accurate out of my SPS Tactical in .223 at 100 yards
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:51 AM
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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 everyone wrote about!! I'm going to try Varget powder, and the rest of my Benchrest, and give them a try!!
Do yourself a favor and follow the recommended cleaning regime prior to and while shooting moly bullets. I didn't and had a terrible time removing the cake in my .222 Remington barrel. Also if you load the 75 grain A-Max at AR magazine length the ogive will encroach the case mouth. I single load long for a jam but have heard that when loaded at 2.260 they work fine but have a strange appearance.
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:55 AM
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Re: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

its either gonna be the hornady superformance or the berger VLD, i would shoot both and see how my gun did with both then i would decide then but both rounds are hot
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:49 PM
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Re: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

Heck, I'm just buying Fiocchi 50 & 60 grain v-max ammunition for $19.00 per 50 rounds. Don't make sense to reload anymore. Fiocchi ammunition shoots great out of my AR-15 Colt Match Target with H-barrel. I use the 40gr Fiocchi for squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, & opossums. The 50gr & 60gr for coyote. Fiocchi is a great choice for varmint hunting.
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:43 PM
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Re: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

Hey RamboMike, Long time , no hear. Let's not pirate this one, ok? LOL. Yeah, factory fodder has come a long way in the accuracy dept. I have wildcats so I have to reload. But, I just ordered 20 boxes of Hornady Superformance Match 75s in 223 . I ain't got a clue why ! But, I have a good friend who shot it into itty bitty tiny holes. Could be my clue.
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:23 AM
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Re: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

My 20 in. 1/8 Armalite AR shoots Hornady 75 match under 1 in. at 200 yards but they don't expand to well at 2600 muzzle velocity. Getting good groups with Superformance 53 gr vmax at 3250 fps and Black Hills 60 gr vmax.
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:14 PM
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Re: .223 Varmint Factory Ammo recommendations

Match ammo is not designed for hunting or expansion. It is a match grade bullet designed for paper targets for sighting in a rifle or for competitive shooting matches. Never purchase Match ammo for hunting purposes or (FMJ) Full metal jackets.

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