bullets for stevens .223

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by foreign, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. foreign

    foreign Well-Known Member

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    well im about to get a stevens 200 in .223 and put it into a choate stock. hoping to use it for some long range bunnie blasting.
    im working on what bullet i want to use in it that isnt ridiculously over priced (prices in nz are not ideal)
    found some locally made bullets. called targex. made with berger j4 jackets. theres a 80rn bullet that the maker says will stabilize in a 1 in 9 twist. bc of .440.
    anyone used these bullets. or anyone got an opinion on whether or not they will still be stable past say 400m
    cheers
     
  2. crout

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    tell the guy to give you 10 and see if they stabalize. from what litle i know you need a 1-8" twist for 80gr pills. 69gr pill would be ideal in your rifle.
     

  3. foreign

    foreign Well-Known Member

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    the guy also makes a 69gr pill. bc of .400. that to me sound pritty good. i tyhink the 69 will also be able to be pushed faster which may make it better than the 80gr.
     
  4. bowhunthard

    bowhunthard Well-Known Member

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    Is your rifle a 1:9" twist? If so, 69gr would be perfect. Check the guys bullets for stabilization and accuracy before you make a final bullet decision tho. They may be expensive for you, but the Hornady 70gr V-Maxes sound like they would be perfect.

    Good Luck.
     
  5. foreign

    foreign Well-Known Member

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    yup the rifles a 1 in 9 twist. yea will try both.but if the 80 stabilize its going to be mint. there 50$nz for 100. so averagely priced.