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Best choice for .223 varmint bullet/load

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Unread 11-20-2012, 07:08 PM
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Re: Best choice for .223 varmint bullet/load

I shoot the 40g nosler bt with 28 g of TAC the book says 3700fps and it shoots 1/4 out of my remmy. My Ar with 1in9 twist likes the 53 grain vmax. They have almost as high a bc as the 69 mk but more velocity
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Unread 11-21-2012, 09:04 AM
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Re: Best choice for .223 varmint bullet/load

All 2200 is the same. use loads on reloaders nest or on the accurate site listed under "data powders".

You can push the accurate site loads some.

I had best results for SX bullets with 748, YMMV.

Story: One spring I decided to add a half grain to my 748/SX load for more velocity and better splat factor. They shot fine at the range.

Out on the dog town, I was having problems and asked Johhmny Boy to spot for me. He sez "your low, 15 ft ahead of that one". Next shot had 2 impacts, figured out the SX were fragging.

My shells were sitting in the sunlight on the truck bed and were warm whe I put them in the gun.

Put the rounds in the soda cooler an they shot fine.

Those were the days, 1K shots a day, nice big moist 200 yard dogs all over the place, SX bullets at 7 bucks a box........

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Unread 12-02-2012, 09:29 AM
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Re: Best choice for .223 varmint bullet/load

Tried Nosler 40gr BT Sierras 50gr Blitzking & Hornadys 53 V-Max. The Noslers 40 gr fast but not the accuracy I wanted the Sierra shot well with H 335 but not the speed I wanted but with VV-133 powder WW case & Hornadys 53 V-Max I was able to Duplicate Hornadys Superperformace load a guy on predator masters turned me on to this load. I am getting .77 inches groups at 200 yds. On prairie dogs worked great & I like the higher BC in the wind. Only bullet in .223 Rem for Me
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