Favorite .223 Rem Prairie dog loads?

sw282

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PERSONAL experiences with 40s and only cover 1-9'' and slower. Had a Newhaven made Win Mod 70 Coyote Varmint in 223Rem. Factory installed Wilson stainless barrel w/9'' twist. ''Son'' claimed it. Only gun he hunts with. Kills Whitetail, hogs using Winchesters 64gr Big Game 223Ammo. Before he got it l used it on PDS shooting 45gr Winchester White Box [email protected] and Hornady Superformance 40gr VMAX @3800fps? Never any problems with 40s staying together.
My opinion. 40s make PDS ''EXPLODE''. Also, Wilson barrels are way UNDERRATED.
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Shawn Carverelli

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optimum barrel twist for 40 grainers is 1-12" or13".
faster twists can be ok...to a point. But you sacrifice velocity.
My 6mm creedmoor AR wont shoot 55 gr or 85 gr ballistic tip for ****....and thats just fine with me. The 1-8" twist barrel shhots the 105-107 grainers like house a fire.
If I want to shoot really light bullets, I grab the .223 AR 1-13". It shoots the 40-50 gr bullets @ 3600-3800 fps into penny size groups @ 100 yards.

this is some load development for my 6 creed
 

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