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    223 on Roe in scotland

    Has anybody got any experience of using a 223 to stalk roe (scotland).

    If so what bullets did you use, any feedback welcome.

    I am aware using a 223 on deer shot placement is vital, but if placed right is it effective enough.

    Many thanks

    Dave

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    Re: 223 on Roe in scotland

    Quote Originally Posted by 223
    Has anybody got any experience of using a 223 to stalk roe (scotland).

    If so what bullets did you use, any feedback welcome.

    I am aware using a 223 on deer shot placement is vital, but if placed right is it effective enough.

    Many thanks

    Dave
    my freind has one for deer and i have used it its great puts them down no prob with a 55 grain

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    Myself and my brother both have 223 that we use on roe in Scotland, he uses Sako factory ammo, the bullet is their game head. I have used American Eagle hollow points in factory loaded. Or home loads, all 55gn bullets.

    I think if a deer does a runner they do tend to go a bit further when hit with a 223 than bigger rounds, as you would expect really.

    ATB

    Tahr

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    been using a .222 for Roe in Scotland using 50 Grain V Max ballistic tips for 15 years
    Never had any real problems , missed a few over the years (anyone who says they havent is a liar or doesnt shoot) usually through rushing but no disasters
    does the job for me

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    223

    I use 55gn federal soft points

    says varmint on the box (I f**ing know) but does the job on fox and roe no problem at all. please dont come on the thread and start about bullets for deer and fox being this and that. I know.

    Got speer soft points to reload and sierra list a game bullet in .224 55grain for next time.

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    As far as factory ammo goes, from my experiece, you will NOT beat Sako Gameheads in the .22 CF ammo. I've used them in .222, .223 & 22-250 ,they group better than any other factory round I've used and accounted for hundreds of Roe

    Mark.

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    55g soft points 223 ideal roe deer gun shot more than i will admit two hear more than enughf power for roe i can say have not had a runner with federal55g but did have two put two shots in to two deer with 55g balistik tips but no problems using 223over the last 4years and you can see the bullit strike which is why it is my number one gun for most things

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    Thanks for all your advise/help chaps very helpful.

    Thanks Dave

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    Hi There,
    never used a 223 but a 222 ...same sized bullet tho' as you know
    and never had any trouble at all, been using 55 gr sako softpoints
    last 16 years, 2 years ago bought a 243 (present to myself) and have been using that mostly as a few occasional red on the ground and regarding,heart / lung shot beasts have noticed no differnce in distance
    covered if they run 60/ 80 metres or so.
    put your .224 diameter bullet in the right place and you wont have any problems

    cheers
    Orionsarms

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    Sako

    Now ,

    Is SAKO ammo not made under licence by federal with a premium price tag?

    or just another myth.

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