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Thread: recomend me a nice quiet fox caliber

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    recomend me a nice quiet fox caliber

    hi, got a hmr on order for punching paper but looking for something bigger for fox and targets out to about 200-250 yards. the land i have is up high on one side of a valley, i shoot a .243 up there with a friend and its quite loud from the village below. can any one recomend a caliber thats good for fox but isnt 1 and more a round like the .243. i like the the sound of a .22 hornet but not sure on ammo prices and gun availability.
    cheers, james

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    I have a .223 for fox which ticks the right boxes, very quite when with a mod and if you reload I have found it to be quite cheap due to the amount of heads out there in .223/5.56. And is accurate to well over the range you require.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    I have a .223 for fox which ticks the right boxes, very quite when with a mod and if you reload I have found it to be quite cheap due to the amount of heads out there in .223/5.56. And is accurate to well over the range you require.
    how much roughly doe it cost per round when making your own? i take it you cant buy bullet heads etc online, i only have one rfd within 140 miles off me and i dont think he stocks any gear but i might be wrong. cheers, james

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    Ammunition prices can be found here: http://www.rmacleod.co.uk/ammo.htm

    Privi Partisan maybe cheaper but according to this reports do not expand well: http://coriniumrange.wordpress.com/2...minal-effects/

    Do you use a sound mod on your 243?

    I reload 243 at a component cost of 40-50p per round and 222 at 30p/round. You then need gear which costs 100 plus.

    You can buy target bullets online not expanding.

    Midwayuk will ship bullets to your nearest RFD.
    Last edited by jack; 26-06-2011 at 11:41.

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    Just for foxes the calibre I would choose is a .22 centre fire. The .22 Hornet is such and is off .22" calibre however it's not so common today as it once was. So perhaps look at the .222" Remington or .223 Remington cartridges both of which are of .22" calibre and excellent foxing rounds. .223 has become more common it seems than the .222 butt he .222 is perhaps a smidgin quieter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack View Post
    Ammunition prices can be found here: http://www.rmacleod.co.uk/ammo.htm

    Privi Partisan maybe cheaper but according to this reports do not expand well: http://coriniumrange.wordpress.com/2...minal-effects/

    Do you use a sound mod on your 243?

    I reload 243 at a component cost of 40-50p per round and 222 at 30p/round. You then need gear which costs 100 plus.

    You can buy target bullets online not expanding.

    Midwayuk will ship bullets to your nearest RFD.
    no there is no moderator on .243 but people below the valley dont mind as they only hear a couple of shots per hour were as i would like to use the .223 for long range targets but im a bit worried abou the noise, although i just watched a youtube video of a tikka t3 with a moderator on and it only sounded a tiny bit louder than a hmr

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    .223 Rem, ... 24.8 grains N133, Nosler 40grain BT/52 grain A max ............ Fox JuJu out to 300. sounds like a distant .410
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    What about a subsonic 308 load with a moderator? That would be seriously quiet and although there would be a lot of drop once you learned what it was you shouldn't have any more problems than with a full house load.

    It may be possible to load a subsonic load for the 243 as well though I've never seen one. Stick a moderator on the end and it should be almost silent.

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    .223 rem with 52grain amax bullets will do the job nicely on foxes

    ATB
    Daz

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    .223 or .222. Either will suit your needs perfectly.
    Like Russian said, 52 grain A-Max will do the job and are legal to buy in the post.
    Privi ammo is cheap and worth a try. Maybe a kind forum member visiting you neck of the woods could meet you and sign some over?

    Yorkie.

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