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    Best bullet .224 for long range vermin

    Hi i know the 75grain amax is a target bullet but works great on vermin in a fast twist.223 rem ,
    the problem is were I live they are getting very hard to get, could anyone please recommend a alternative bullet that expands I want to say with high BC bullets.
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul at Fechan View Post
    75gr a-max
    Read my post can't get them

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    Quote Originally Posted by The tramp View Post
    I have 400 for sale if you want them. Bought in error
    Thanks for the offer but I need to get them from a local redred

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    Quote Originally Posted by The tramp View Post
    I have 400 for sale if you want them. Bought in error
    Tramp - you have p.m.

    Ian

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    Pm replied to.

    For clarity, Amax are not classified as expanding, so CAN be posted.

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    Thanks for your help with 75grain amax but could someone please tell me a alternative

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephentri View Post
    Thanks for your help with 75grain amax but could someone please tell me a alternative
    60gr vmax ?

    Don't bother with the 77gr smk or Berger as they don't expand at all, I tried them once, and needed to double tap the fox to kill it, head shots are ok, but forget cbm/boiler house kills.

    The 69gr ppu bullet works well, I think henry Kranks supply them as components, I've tried them in factory loadings in the 69 and 75gr flavours, and both work well, to the point where I stopped reloading for the fiddly 223 and just use the 75gr ppu for everything now.

    Have you tried the 53gr vmax ? Very good bc for it's weight, and you'll gain by running at a higher velocity.
    Do you really need a heavy bullet ? I run the 50gr vmax in my .222, at 3180 fps, and regularly hit vbulls at 600yds, and have confirmed hits at 871yds on a 12" plate.
    High bc isn't the be all and end all.....

    Anyway, food for thought.

    Regards

    Pete

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    69 Grain Nosler hollow point,I only use them for dedicated long range foxing.
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