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Old 11-27-2011, 08:26 AM   #11
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first off, nothing wrong with your choice of rifle, the Savage Axis is a very accurate rifle out of the box. 200 yards should be no problem for that rifle and will probably go further accurately too. now the next question is, would you be planning to reload, now or in the future? because if not, then you will be limited to what you can buy. with the barrel twist and length, i would guess, ammo loaded in about the 70gr or less would probably be best. now if you reload, you have so many more options and can fine tune the ammo to the rifle.
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I have a howa 1500 .223 myself and I shoot the bulk federal ammo. If its just practice/target shooting, you don't need to go with anything expensive and federal has a good reputation for being clean and accurate. Their american eagle stuff is cost effective and accurate aswell. I'm sure there will be a few other options from other members aswell.
Thank you both, for now I won't be reloading. (maybe someday) I'll be sure to check all of this out.
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I was actually looking into the axis myself. Now my question is about the grain. I was told the rate of twist limited the different grains you could use. I'd like to use a heavier bullet, but am not sure if I should.

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Here's a link for info: 223 Rem + 223 AI Cartridge Guide

I'd try 62 grain American Eagles and see where you're at.

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Thanks for the link, ill check it out!

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Just wanted to say thanks to everyone, if anyone else wants to chime in I'm listening.

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I was actually looking into the axis myself. Now my question is about the grain. I was told the rate of twist limited the different grains you could use. I'd like to use a heavier bullet, but am not sure if I should.
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Just wanted to say thanks to everyone, if anyone else wants to chime in I'm listening.
humboldt, the twist rate relates to how the barrel will stabilize the bullet in relation to weight and length of bullet. pretty technical stuff and there is a very lengthy but informative article on here about it, just don't remember exactly where at it is.

you're welcome derhund, hope i was of some help.
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I have a Savage .223 1:9 and have had the best success with 69 grain Sierra BTHP.
Black Hills shoots great groups (new and reloads) but the best so far has been Cor-Bon match grade. Check http://www.midwayusa.com/product/677148/cor-bon-performance-match-ammunition-223-remington-69-grain-sierra-hollow-point-boat-tail-box-of-20

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