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    Federal 223 hollow points

    I have just brought a tikka 223 for foxing mainly and with that brought some 50grain federal American eagle hollow points has anyone on here had any experience with these bullets ?

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    yes
    Right where's those stones , I'll start !

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    Quote Originally Posted by tackb View Post
    yes
    Very blunt and informative cheers for that very useful info.....

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    Any useful info would be appreciated people

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    I cant help you much more as I didn't shoot them in YOUR rifle and have no idea what your using them for , target/hunting etc
    Right where's those stones , I'll start !

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    If it's these http://www.federalpremium.com/produc...fle.aspx?id=70 they are a target ammo so though not illegal for foxing they would be unethical to use as they aren't designed to expand.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    the link you've posted 8x57 goes to a varmint round ?
    Right where's those stones , I'll start !

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    Click the roundel on the link and is says "Target Shooting, Training and Practise".
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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    oh yeah , however if you click the bullet type it kind of contradicts that?
    Right where's those stones , I'll start !

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    Yes I know what you mean but I also looked at another website which showed the bullet and came to the conclusion that it was similar to something like a Sierra MatchKing where the small hole in the meplat is just the way that they finish the bullet and not a full hollow point designed to expand. Well at least Federal actually say what it is intended for unlike some companies who confuse the issue even more with their contradictions.

    I've long thought that all companies should display a small pictogram on the boxes of ammo and bullets indicating the intended use of the bullet. I know that this system is used with some European manufacturers in their catalogues e.g. Norma and RWS. I suppose that where this system would fall down is differences in legislation and bullet requirements in different countries.
    Last edited by 8x57; 12-05-2014 at 08:50.
    It's the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.

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