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lonewolf101 07-10-2011 01:44 PM

bullets for the .223
 
I'm going to be putting my order in for reloading supplys and the buletts I was thinking for the .223 are either dogtown 55 gr HP or the 62 gr. barnes TTSX,or the v max I shot remington 55 before and I dont like to buy factory ammo I cant get the results I want I wanna be able to shoot the bulleye out at 100 yards, and I think reloading for the 223 will give me what I want.

jjfuller1 07-10-2011 03:48 PM

ive always been partial to 62 gr. but i imagine the lighter bullet would fly a little more level. try a few of each and see which one suits you better

IGETEVEN 07-10-2011 04:21 PM

Here's a great reference posted by one of our members that may assist your query. :cool:

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f20/understanding-barrel-twist-bullet-weights-44557/

lonyaeger 07-10-2011 04:45 PM

Personally, I've had zero luck with Barnes bullets, don't know about Dogtown, but LOVE Hornady V-Max.

Don't be swayed by the Barnes Varmint Grenade. The concept sounds cool, but they're the least accurate of all the .22 caliber bullets I've tried/loaded.

lonewolf101 07-10-2011 05:31 PM

The 223 has a 1/9 twist so I can go up to 60, 65 grains but what I think I have to do is buy different weights and see what give me the TIGHEST GROUP.One guy at the range told me he had better groups with dogtown then v max but every gun different.

sniper762 07-10-2011 10:18 PM

WHAT kinda gun/scope,mount ya got? and what size bullseye you wantin to shoot out.

lonewolf101 07-11-2011 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by sniper762 (Post 538487)
WHAT kinda gun/scope,mount ya got? and what size bullseye you wantin to shoot out.

I have a savage model 12 with a bull barel and I like to shot dime size holes!
nikon coyote special 4.5 -14x40 bdc

sniper762 07-11-2011 01:13 AM

kudos, thats sub moa

GunLink 07-15-2011 08:42 PM

Keep in mind that the ATF has apparently ruled that .223 ammunition is handgun ammunition. This may put a damper on getting heavy-hitting solid projectiles as they could now be classified as "armor piercing" rounds.

Jay Wolf of Elite Ammuntion says that the Barnes projectiles are still being made and sold despite his similar rounds being taken during the ATF raid on his facility. We haven't heard anything about whether other manufacturers will be affected.

Txhillbilly 07-15-2011 09:20 PM

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Originally Posted by GunLink (Post 542111)
Keep in mind that the ATF has apparently ruled that .223 ammunition is handgun ammunition. This may put a damper on getting heavy-hitting solid projectiles as they could now be classified as "armor piercing" rounds.

Jay Wolf of Elite Ammuntion says that the Barnes projectiles are still being made and sold despite his similar rounds being taken during the ATF raid on his facility. We haven't heard anything about whether other manufacturers will be affected.

Barnes Bullets are Copper,not a Steel core bullet.The ruling is for armor piercing rounds,not hunting rounds.


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