What's your favorite bullet weight, in .224?

Discussion in 'Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards' started by Bowhunter57, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Bowhunter57

    Bowhunter57 Well-Known Member

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    I've come to like heavier bullets in my .223 and .22-250...mostly a 55gr. Hornady V-Max. :) I have yet to reload anything heavier. All I hunt with these calibers are groundhogs and coyotes.

    What's your favorite bullet weight for varmints, in a .224?

    Thank you, Bowhunter57
     
  2. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    Anything in the 52-53 grain size. Especially in the Boat Tail Hollow Point Match variety. Mostly Sierras. Can't beat em.
     

  3. Hunter2678

    Hunter2678 Well-Known Member

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    as heavy as the twist will allow usually but,...in a 12 twist barrel the 53 gn v-max ..it has a whopping .291 BC, nothing comes close to that until you get above 65 gns...!gun)
     
  4. Catwhacker

    Catwhacker Well-Known Member

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    I really like the 63gr semi-point from Sierra. The bc isn't very good, but I'm getting 1/4" groups & 3370 fps with 35 grains of IMR4064..... @ "normal" hunting ranges it works really good for me. It THUMPS hogs, deer, & varmints.
     
  5. cornstalker

    cornstalker Well-Known Member

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    I have always like the 52 to 55 grain range. Lately I buy all 55's.
     
  6. sscoyote

    sscoyote Well-Known Member

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    Most anything above 60 grains, especially the 65 SGK, and 75 and 80 A-Max.
     
  7. nonnieselman

    nonnieselman Well-Known Member

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    I really like the 75 and 77gr stuff in my 223's and 80 and 90gr bergers in my 22-250..
     
  8. submoa

    submoa Well-Known Member

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    68gn BTHp = bullseyes and tight groups
     
  9. 1100 Remington Man

    1100 Remington Man Well-Known Member

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    1+ on Hornadys 53gr V-Max in .223 Rem shoots 3/4 inch groups at 200 yds yes a great bullet in my 700 tried Noslers 49gr BT. Sierra 50gr Blitz King. But Hornadys the Winner.
     
  10. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    For hunting I have found myself using 55 gr. a most exclusively. For targets, I like the 69 gr SMK. All my rifles have 1:9 twist.
     
  11. Hilltop

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    I am thinking of buying a Savage Model 10 Predator Hunter in 22-250
    8.5 lbs plus scope say 1.5lbs = 10lbs - 24" bbl & 12 twist. Any views on it.
    Loaded with Hornady 53gr. V-Max (.290 BC) and 55gr. GMX (.245 BC) for deer. Any views on the GMX? Also is 12 twist ok?
     
  12. prkrgrp

    prkrgrp Well-Known Member

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    hornady v-max 50 grain
     
  13. window licker

    window licker Well-Known Member

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    I liked the 75-80 grain amax in my 22-243 middlested.
    will be trying the 80 gr jlk in my 22x47 lapua this year. the heavier the better IMO.
     
  14. NevadaCowboy

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    I have a 1x9 twist RRA Coyote Carbine that likes the following in order.

    1. 75grn TAP FPD
    2. 69grn SMK
    3. 55grn V-Max

    All groups are under 1"@100yds. The TAP ammo is consistent at 200yds.