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Old 10-19-2009, 07:02 PM   #11
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These guys have a good selection of .223 hunting ammo. I'm going to be deer hunting with my AR, along w/other calibers, also this year. I ordered some of their 70 gr. TSX for my 1:8 twist RRA. I haven't had a chance to shoot any yet, but I get excellent accuracy with 68 gr. BTHP, but as already mentioned, it's not hunting ammo. It's all about shot placement (neck).

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Old 10-24-2009, 03:12 AM   #12
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Well... I shot the 69 grain bullets today at 100 yards. The projectiles did not yaw and they seemed to shoot fairly accurate (as accurate as they could be with a 1X sight). I shot them into some homemade ballistic gel that a friend of mine made, and the BTHP did not expand very well at all. I will not shoot deer with them (I decided against it when another member told me that they would not expand). The 55 grain Federal shells that I got seem to do fine in the gel, I think I will use those for yotes, as far as deer go, I am going to get another 7mm-08 and use that. The 55 grain shells opened up a lot but there was not a lot of penetration.

Thanks for all the help with the ammo selection. I think that I will be going coyote hunting in the morning. Wish me luck.

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It depends. Some 1/9 barrels will shoot up to 77gr ammo. Some will not shoot anything past 70gr ammo well. Every barrel is a little different.
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best thing to do is try the ammo your going to use before you actually use it on an animal in a hunting situation. whichever weight you choose it should be a hunting round as in a soft point core locked type bullet that wont break apart in the target. these are commonly available to people who load their own than can be found on the shelf.

.223 is a fine caliber for white tail. people hunt them with bows and arrows and handguns as small as .357 magnum and rifles as small as 30 carbine just fine.

the only problem is using military bullets and target bullets which are the most common rounds and tend to break apart shedding pieces when used on an animal.
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Old 11-07-2009, 03:54 AM   #15
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I do not use .223's as my primary hunting round though I have taken 2 deer with my AR using 62gr Sierra soft points. I prefer something that will undoubtedly drop them like a .308, .30-06, or even .300 Win Mag for longer shot options (depending on where I go hunting).

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