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Thread: .223 1 in 8 roe round

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    .223 1 in 8 roe round

    Looking to create a round specific for roe. Was thinking soft point 50-70gr. Accuracy is key.
    What would you guys suggest.
    Cheers
    danny.

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    60g hornady sp's.

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    How would a 75 or 80 Amax perform out of curiosity???

    Steve.

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    73gn Berger over 25gn of Varget (COL 2.250") is superbly accurate and works well on Foxes. I haven't tried it on Roe due to English legislation limitation.
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    65gr Sierra Gameking over N140.

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    Cheers gents I currently use only factory. But now starting to reload going to try some home loads. Looking to stock up at the shooting show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PKL View Post
    60g hornady sp's.
    This, or 63 sierra semi point.

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    I've had superb results from Sako Gameking 55gr. This will be the round I want to replicate

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    This is a problem I'll have in a few weeks (my 223 is having a 1 in 8" twist barrel fitted at the moment). I'll be trying the Barnes TSX in 62 & 70 grains options if I can source any. --- If I can't get any I'll default back to either Sierra GK or the Hornady SP as previously mentioned.
    I like the way Barnes don't break up & loose weight - especially valuable in the light small bullet calibres to ensure full penetration.

    Ian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorric View Post
    This is a problem I'll have in a few weeks (my 223 is having a 1 in 8" twist barrel fitted at the moment). I'll be trying the Barnes TSX in 62 & 70 grains options if I can source any. --- If I can't get any I'll default back to either Sierra GK or the Hornady SP as previously mentioned.
    I like the way Barnes don't break up & loose weight - especially valuable in the light small bullet calibres to ensure full penetration.

    Ian
    Ian. I tried the 62 gners out of my 9 twist ruger 223 mainly on goats. Whilst it does kill them, it tended to pencil and I never recovered a projectile. The 55 and 63 gn sierras not only ate a third the price, but the put the goats down fast. The barnes tended to leave them walking a bit dying on their feet. Having hunted roe in UK I know you will want to put the beasty on the ground as fast as possible.
    That being said, a mate recently shot 4 large pigs for 4 shots with his 12 twist sako 223 using 52 gn Barnes.
    The conclusion is the heavier Barnes are not going fast enough in the 223 to achieve the desired effect. These were all tsx projectiles, I haven't used the. Ttsx in my 223.

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