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Thread: .222 55 and 50gr effectiveness on roe

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    .222 55 and 50gr effectiveness on roe

    Does anyone have experience shooting roe deer with both 55gr and 50gr bullets in .222?

    And did they notice any clear differences in outcomes/effectiveness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mungo View Post
    Does anyone have experience shooting roe deer with both 55gr and 50gr bullets in .222?

    And did they notice any clear differences in outcomes/effectiveness?

    No difference at all. Load 55grn and 50 grn depends wat local shop has when i need and they both work as gd as each other.
    Always think before you pull that trigger.

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    I started with Privi PPU 50gr and some sako gamehead 55gr
    apart from average accuracy I am not sure there is a difference in terminal result but I did not use them enough to draw anything conclusive from the two weights.

    less than 20f/s difference in the lower weight in factory loads
    so in energy terms I would choose the heavier if available

    I went for 60gr!
    that's what real men shoot in their .222's!

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    I went for 60gr!
    that's what real men shoot in their .222's![/QUOTE]


    Haha i like that quote. Real men use 60grn.
    Always think before you pull that trigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo.222 View Post
    Haha i like that quote. Real men use 60grn
    But not 100gr in .243.......that's just girly

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    Quote Originally Posted by bewsher500 View Post
    I went for 60gr!
    that's what real men shoot in their .222's!
    Would you be willing to let me have a couple to see how they group? Part of the reason I ask is that 55gr don't group as well with the current rifle, and I'm looking for alternatives.

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    interesting
    can do better than that.

    we can work up a load that does group rather than "suck and see" with factory or my current loads.

    txt on way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mungo View Post
    Would you be willing to let me have a couple to see how they group? Part of the reason I ask is that 55gr don't group as well with the current rifle, and I'm looking for alternatives.

    What kind heads? Powder? Charges you using.
    Always think before you pull that trigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo.222 View Post
    What kind heads? Powder? Charges you using.
    Factory loads: Sako 55gr soft points.

    Have never really had perfect groups with them, but current rifle groups worse than previous one did, and they are now on the borderline of what I'm comfortable with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mungo View Post
    Factory loads: Sako 55gr soft points.

    Have never really had perfect groups with them, but current rifle groups worse than previous one did, and they are now on the borderline of what I'm comfortable with.
    yeah thats the only factory ammo ive tryed and was fine with me. My mate uses norma and gets good groups with them. Worth a try?
    Always think before you pull that trigger.

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