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#1 richmcgin

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:05 pm

Hi at present i use H4198 for 50g soft points and H335 for 55g soft points can anyone give me their experiences of other powders for this cal.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:04 pm

blc-2 & vit 120/133 are very good also.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:12 pm

Hi

I use VihtV N133, Hornady 40gr V Max for Foxes and they are very accurate and devastation when they hit!

VihtV N133, Sierra Gamekings 55gr for Roe Deer and they also very accurate do a very good job.

Have tried a few powders but VihtV N133 get's my :good:
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 02:27 pm

Cheers guys may give them a try, not gone as light as 40g in the 223 before but might be worth looking at cheers

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 09:13 am

I use 55g sierra blitz kings vith 133 24.5g a lot of dead foxes.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 08:34 pm

What is the accuracy like with the sierras.

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:36 pm

What is the accuracy like with the sierras.


under 2" @ 100yds here. in all calibres. free standing, or gate post, better at ranges on pod & set distance, 1" under with right re-load

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:25 pm

My rifle is very fussy its not very keen on nosler but seems to quiet like Hornady and Berger seems to like the cheap stuff! which is handy !!!.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:51 pm

What is the accuracy like with the sierras.

Sierra Gamekings 55gr Bug holes @ 100 yrds :thumbs:

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 10:48 pm

Another thumbs up for N133

I reloaded for a 223 user last year using 55gr Noslers & Fed Gold primers

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:35 pm

nice group.Attached File  R4.jpg   157.43KB   1 downloads this is my present 5 shot group.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:41 pm

I use reloader 7 with a 52 grain hollow point deadly round on fox Posted Image

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:35 pm

Oh i like that very good, i have read a bit about the 52 and 53 grain bullets saying how good they are and the reloader 7 and 15 powders proof is in the pudding aye.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 09:04 pm

They are good, initially I wanted to use the heavier bullets but the barrel twist on my gun is too slow, so tried 55 grain v max then the 52 grain hollow points, and settled with them I traded in my 222 which I wasn't happy about, but feel better now I got the 223 something like, been told to try varget powder, which will get a try at some point
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:17 am

you should try reloader 15 i am told its very good for 223. also H335. what twist rate is your barrel mine is a Sako with a 1/12 twist and it limits me alot.


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