223 range rounds

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by bessemerbob, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. bessemerbob

    bessemerbob New Member

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    Looking for the right weight bullet for shooting my bolt action 223 at the range. Looking for a good weight for 300yrd shooting.
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    What twist rate barrel do you have Bob? That will make all the difference right there in the selection process.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Most bolt actions have 1-12 barrels. You will probably find that bullets heavier than 55 gr do not give satisfactory results (YMMV).
     
  4. bessemerbob

    bessemerbob New Member

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    1-9 twist.

    I always leave out the important info!
     
  5. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    I've been reloading 63gr Sierra in my 1:9 CZ. 300 yards on vermin is no problem. 52..65gr all work well
     
  6. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    60grain Nosler BT or V-max behind a "stiff" charge of Varget:p
    My 9 twist AR and my Rem SPS Tactl. bolt love 'em
     
  7. bessemerbob

    bessemerbob New Member

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    Thanks guys, sounds like nice heavy bullet will stay on target! I am going to pick up several differnt grn bullet in that range before I head out again to see what she really likes.


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  8. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Check Midway, Graf, and Midsouth for good deals.