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    223 deer suitable bullets

    Folks, I have a Sako 75 stainless 223 with factory 1 in 8 barrel. It's useable with factory 55gr softpoints (Sako), but it's apparent it could do better if I started reloading for it. So, what heavier, deer suitable bullets are readily available and in use by those of you in amongst the 223.
    Cheers and Merry Crimbo
    Malx

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    You should have no problem launching up to 69 grain weight in hollow points.
    (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 finnbear270 View Post
    You should have no problem launching up to 69 grain weight in hollow points.
    Thanks, but it's more the actual types that are readily available to the reloading community that I'm trying to ascertain, for instance, is it easy enough to get a good supply of VMax etc etc.

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    I cannot see a problem with 55grn bullets I have shot an awfull lot of Roe using a 22-250 and 55grn bullets, I have never had one go more than 50yds after being shot.
    And before that I used a 222 shooting 50grn bullets
    AT THE AGE OF 50 I DECIDED I WAS GOING TO GROW OLD F***ING DISGRACEFULLY

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    sierra 55gr gamekings are exceptional in every respect and readily available at most rfd's of any worth

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    V max I would stay away from, Nosler ballistic tips would be more suitable.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    I have no problem with the 55 grain stuff, it's the rifle I think that could perform better with heavier bullets, it being of the fast twist 1 in 8 variety. If there's not much in the way of good expanding bullets in heavier weights, I'd be better off selling it to someone more interested in targets, or re-barreling it into a slower twist.
    Last edited by Malxwal; 25-12-2014 at 12:47.

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    ive struggled to find heavier bullet heads for .223 that would group in my rifle.
    69gr sierra MK aren't suitable for hunting but group well

    I have recently tried 60gr Nosler ballistic tips and they group well so will be trying them now

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    I'm just going to get my 223 Tikka M55 Master Sporter rebarrelled with a 1:8 barrel & am on the look out for these Barnes offerings specifically for Scottish roe.

    I expect that due to the difficulty in finding the Barnes I'll end up getting some Sierra Game King 65 grainers #1395.


    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorric View Post
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    I'm just going to get my 223 Tikka M55 Master Sporter rebarrelled with a 1:8 barrel & am on the look out for these Barnes offerings specifically for Scottish roe.

    I expect that due to the difficulty in finding the Barnes I'll end up getting some Sierra Game King 65 grainers #1395.


    Ian

    I've seen these on the shelf in 30cal. . . . £50.00 for 50 bullets.

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