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Old 08-04-2012, 07:34 PM   #21
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Alot of people say 1/7.5 is the best for 55g 223 i dont have the money or tine to find out for my self but i know alot of people shot a1/8 or1/7 twist
Im shooting a .223 26" Shilen barrel 1:8 built on a savage action with a choate tactical stock....

It loves the 50gr z-max/v-max no problem to get sub 1/4 MOA. Then again it likes 75 A-Max as well. Not to mention 62gr tsx for tougher critters. It will shoot it all very well sub 1/4 MOA. It is heavy though!!!

As far as velocity putting up 3200fps with 50gr (Not even close to max) 63gr tsx is 3000fps and 74gr A-Max is around 2800fps. I havent experimented much with my loads so I may be speeding them up down the road. That being said, with the accuracy that im seeing, I may leave it as is.
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Im shooting a .223 26" Shilen barrel 1:8 built on a savage action with a choate tactical stock....

It loves the 50gr z-max/v-max no problem to get sub 1/4 MOA. Then again it likes 75 A-Max as well. Not to mention 62gr tsx for tougher critters. It will shoot it all very well sub 1/4 MOA. It is heavy though!!!

As far as velocity putting up 3200fps with 50gr (Not even close to max) 63gr tsx is 3000fps and 74gr A-Max is around 2800fps. I havent experimented much with my loads so I may be speeding them up down the road. That being said, with the accuracy that im seeing, I may leave it as is.
JPB, that's some nice shooting! nice rifle there too. are you reloading or are those factory loads?
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I think you should be looking at the Sierra Matchkings in 69 or 77 grains. These are just far better than the 50 or 55 grain bullets at the distances you want to shoot. You can sample these from Federal in both size bullets. I think you will find they will shoot as good as anyones reloads. They will run about $19 dollars a box. You won't find a better bullet than the "Matchking"

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ammunition/rifle-ammunition/223-5-56/federal-premium-gold-medal-ammunition-223-remington-77-grain.html

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I think you should be looking at the Sierra Matchkings in 69 or 77 grains. These are just far better than the 50 or 55 grain bullets at the distances you want to shoot. You can sample these from Federal in both size bullets. I think you will find they will shoot as good as anyones reloads. They will run about $19 dollars a box. You won't find a better bullet than the "Matchking"

http://palmettostatearmory.com/index.php/ammunition/rifle-ammunition/223-5-56/federal-premium-gold-medal-ammunition-223-remington-77-grain.html
i had given thought to getting the Marlin XS7VH in 22-250, but now Marlin has brought it out in 223 for 2012 i am thinking of getting it instead. plenty of brass from shootin my AR so there is plenty of cases for reloading.

personally i use a lot of Sierra Matchking bullets in 308 for reloading my 30-06 and 308 rifles. and yes they are dang good bullets for accuracy. if i do go with the XS7VH in 223, i will probably go with Sierra Matchkings for it as well.
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I have also seen and shot an 87 grain .223 Matchking bullet, but I don't know if it is available for sale to the public ????

edit; They do show a 90 grain Matchking on the website. You will need at least a 1 in 7 for that.

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