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    Fox round in 223

    I currently use 50gr norma v max.
    What do you think has the more explosive nature BT's or HP's?
    I was thinking of trying 40gr - greater velocity and therefore flatter but more prone to the wind and less energy - what do you reckon?
    What do use out there?
    Thanks.

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    I don't shoot fox but I shoot a lot of thin skinned varmints. What ranges do you shoot at? ~Muir

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    I shoot between 70 and 100 foxes a year (with the exception of 2009 which was a really poor year) and i only ever use a 55gn Hornady Vmax.
    I tried some 40gn TNT's in the early days and they worked well enough. I lamp mostly and the 55gn is plenty flat enough for shooting in the lamp.
    Just about any Varmint bullet between 35-60gn that is pushed at .223 velocities will kill charlie no probs.
    Ezzy.

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    Thanks Fella's.
    Up to 200m is enough distance for me. My scope is upto 9x mag and I am sighted in 1'' high at 100m so I reckon 200m is plenty.

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    Vihtavuori N133, 24.8 grains, 52 grain A max or 40 grain Nosler bt very good to 300yds. Hodgdon Benchmark is also a very good powder for .223. Steve. stopped counting em' years ago.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    Quote Originally Posted by W16OEN View Post
    I currently use 50gr norma v max.
    What do you think has the more explosive nature BT's or HP's?
    I was thinking of trying 40gr - greater velocity and therefore flatter but more prone to the wind and less energy - what do you reckon?
    What do use out there?
    Thanks.
    .223 Blitzking or V-Max is brilliant on fox, certainly has the edge over HP for me, but hit them in the right place with a HP and they will not argue either.

    My T3 Lite .223 has the 1-8 twist and can still handle 40g very well..right through to 75g..I have no idea why, but I tend to use 50-55g V-Max/Blitzkings a lot, also have 55g HP and 62 FMJ for target use, I don't reload but have tried many, and I do seem lucky my T3 puts them all in a straight up and down line at 200yards from 40-75g!!

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    There's a guy on some of the other sites called, "sir-slots-alot" and he uses 60 grain Sierra Varminter heads in his .223 to very good effect, if you've seen any of his videos you'll know why.

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    I used to use 52grn Hornady A-Max in my .223. That was over 25grns of Benchmark at 2.200" OAL in Lapua brass. That would one hole at 100 yards from my rifle and it worked a treat on Foxes....


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    I have exclusively used 52 Grain AMax in 223 and 22-250 for a few years and have not had any issues with terminal effect. Powders wer 24.6 Benchmark or 26 grains of Varget for the 223. Benchmark gave slightly better velocity, but the Varget was slightly better accuracy at long range (not really any difference sub 200 yards).
    Benchmark-AMax, Lapua Brass and BR4s for the 223 for me.

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    Seems like there is a consistency showing through here.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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