223 ammunition

captain jon

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Just ordered a tika t3 s/s in 223 which will be my dedicated foxing rifle what ammunition would you try first?
 

DVS1

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Norma 50gr varmint is a great quality round that I found gave me .75 - .5 moa groups on my rem700. Also gives you good brass to reload if you go that route later 😉

Depending on your twist rate which I'm guessing is 1:12?

I also found Winchester Varmint Pro 55gr ammunition also gave great results and are nice and cheap too
 

Rhodesianjess

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One of my beaters uses Hornady practice ammo. Accurate and drops anything it's fired at. Memory serves its 55 grain,his rifle is a How's.
 

captain jon

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Norma 50gr varmint is a great quality round that I found gave me .75 - .5 moa groups on my rem700. Also gives you good brass to reload if you go that route later 😉

Depending on your twist rate which I'm guessing is 1:12?

I also found Winchester Varmint Pro 55gr ammunition also gave great results and are nice and cheap too
Thanks for that I'll try those the twist rate is 1:8 will that make a difference?
 

DVS1

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Thanks for that I'll try those the twist rate is 1:8 will that make a difference?
Shouldn't do, mine is a 1:8 and works fine. You can use the heavier bullets though with your twist rate. I reload 60gr & 69gr STMK but have a few boxes of 50gr & 55gr factory just incase
 

darkbaldrick

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I tend to use 55 v max and not had one walk away yet. Bit of a compromise between light and flat shooting and heavy enough to go through a bit of veg or bone.
 

captain jon

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Try some of everything you can get your hands on, mine liked 55gr vmax. Ymmv
I will but there's a lot to choose from. are the 55gr vmax suitable for crows and magpie at 200-300 yards or should I go 40gr but then a heavier bullet would be more stable at 300 yards
 

g.u.y

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I will but there's a lot to choose from. are the 55gr vmax suitable for crows and magpie at 200-300 yards or should I go 40gr but then a heavier bullet would be more stable at 300 yards

55grainers will certainly do the job
 

Cows94

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I've a 1:12 Sako 85 XS Varmint in .223 & it really struggled with all factory offerings at 50gr or above. Did ok with the 40gr Vmax. Ended up making a copy of the Sako Gamehead Varmint based on the Sierra Blitz king 50gr bullet & Sako brass. It'll shoot ragged holes with these
 

jay 22

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40 50 or 55 bt ammo will do the trick.would try the a box of each. And see which shoots well in it
 

Tf223

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The cheapest 50ish grain BT ammo (vermin control only) I can find, with the intention that if it shoots straight but a load and stick with it.
 
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