New Prairie Dog Shooter asking about 223Rem 55gr JHP TULAMMO for his FIRST Hunt

sw282

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Hornady manual said 53gr VMAX will NOT Stabilize in 1 in 14 twist 22-250 barrels.

The 53's instability has absolutely NOTHING to do with a fouled barrel
 

KY_Windage

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In 22-caliber 1:12 twist I prefer the 35-gr V-Max to anything else. In .204 I shoot nothing but 32-gr V-Max. I would think the 35-gr would do fine in your 1:14 barrel but I haven't tried them.
 

sourdough44

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I think there are few ‘rules’ about what one may shoot at prairie dogs, shoot whatever. I’m not a FMJ advocate at all, not many pennies saved, ricochet potential.

I don’t see how a 55 grain will stabilize but not a 53 in a 1-14” twist 22-250, but whatever. I’d prefer my own testing at the range, for accuracy.
 

sw282

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As i stated sd44.. I don't know either, but Hornady manual says they won't and they ''D O N ' T''..
After seeing /shooting for myself l will have to agree with them... They MAKE the 53VMAX, so l guess
they should ''K N O W''.
Why not give em a call sd44.. Ask them... They might tell you ;)
 

bubbaokie

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I have been using Black Hills ammo for several years (40gr vmax). Very consistent and accurate. I reload too, and take a case of the black hills for backup. Good Luck
 
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The Tula 55gr hp was not accurate enough out of my heavy varmint barrel~2.4” 5 shot groups at 125 yards. They shot a little better out of my sporter barrel, ~1.5” slow 5 shot group at 100 yards. Never tried on prairie dogs because they stay 150 yards out in my area. The Tula did take a coyote at 60ish yards with a head shot.

The Fiocchi varmint tip shot better in both rifles and turned the prairie dogs into olympians. Hornady Superformance worked even better.
 

sw282

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Thanks Guy50... Finally THE answer to my question... Kinda hard to find Tula Right now anyway.
My new hunter got some Fiocche 55gr VMAX ammo... Trip is a bit lffy at present.. The outfitter/guide
has yet to cancel... Will have to wait and see how this KUNG FLU goes
 

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