Grease gun could you tell me about your built
cfe 223 and 50 gr. blitzkingI built a .223 varmint AR, 24" white oak barrel, for prairie dog hunting. I have never been, to be honest. Trying to figure out what components I want to try out that would be great for PDs. What are your preferred loads? What velocity do you see and what is your maximum distance you typically shoot PDs?
The HDY 53gr V-Max looks good with a .290 G1 BC. That would be pretty good around 3300 fps. I have 1000 nosler 77 hpbt bullets on hand. .340 G1 BC. Assuming I could get those up around 2750-2800 that wouldnt be bad but its not a varmint bullet. I think the nosler 40gr ballistic tip would be decent also if I could push it to 3800, provided it doesnt come apart at that speed out of 1-8 twist.
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That rifle was putting down 5/8", 5 shot groups at 100 yards with some of my first handloads. I think with some experimentation it could shoot 1/2 or better.All those bullets will work . Make sure you bring a target stand so you can re adjust your scope for different bullets .Also does your rifle maintain 1 MOA ? I don't care what anybody says 400yds is a long shot in field conditions . Is that an Athlon Cronus ?
there's no use just shooting "at" themUnder 400 yards and I like under 300 yards because I like hits with every shot. I don't lot to take a lot of shots just to Say I got one at 500 plus.
I just get closer to them as I do when hunting Big Game.
FYI I load a stiff load of V 133 powder and at 200 yards it groups .77 inch.