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    .222

    what's the lightest bullets you would shoot vermin with in .222? also, if going that light, what sorts of speeds can I expect/load up to, and respective MPBR figures?

    any thoughts? sorry, don't have any fancy software...

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    45 or 50s in the low 3100 - 3200. Can't see any point in going below 45s or have many different loads for a .222. I usually use a 50 gn hornady SX or std SP for everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKL View Post
    what's the lightest bullets you would shoot vermin with in .222? also, if going that light, what sorts of speeds can I expect/load up to, and respective MPBR figures?

    any thoughts? sorry, don't have any fancy software...
    50 and 55grn bullet heads are the optimum for .222. I would recommend 50 or 55grn V Max for vermin as i stated in a previous post.

    Jimbo

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    My go to load for fox and vermin is 40 grain V-max with 22.1 grains of Viht N130 doing 3484 fps and giving 1/2 inch groups shooting 1 inch high at 100 meters giving a 190 yd zero and 3 inch low at 250 yds . I have also used 50 grain V-max with 21.3 grains of Viht N130 at about 3100 fps. Last year I was given a couple of hundred 34 grain dog towns and used them with Viht N120 at speeds a tad under 3700 fps. Accuracy was ok giving 3/4 inch at 100 meters. They really made a mess of anything you hit. The only draw back with them was the drop after 200 yds was massive.

    Rick

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