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#76 Tremo

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 09:43 pm

 

 

Hey Gaz. That last photo looks like Marty Feldman. :icon_eek:

Where has Marty gone? ;)

Who's Marty lol ??

 

Your post had an extra photo when I checked earlier today. It was of the fox's head. His eyes were popping out as a result of the shot. It did bear a striking resemblance to the late Marty Feldman. :laugh:



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 10:11 pm

A lot less powder and much better barrel life and a lot less kick

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At the risk of sounding silly, is it possible to buy preformed .223 AI brass?



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Posted 10 February 2015 - 11:34 pm

Sorry bout that Ian m

Thought it didn't matter on this forum I will note for future

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 11:39 pm


A lot less powder and much better barrel life and a lot less kick

Gaz

 
At the risk of sounding silly, is it possible to buy preformed .223 AI brass?

No it isn't but mine shot just as good with fire form load as it did with ackley you just lose about 100 fps from a standard 223

I did use 40gr Norma to start with factory ammo at 3400 fps and first night out 5 foxes stone dead two at over 270 yards and that was lazared as well

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 11:18 am

I found some loads at the bottom of the page here for .223 AI that make around 3,850 fps with a 40gr:

 

http://www.6mmbr.com/223Rem.html

 

Was doing a bit of researching as I don't know much about wildcat rounds.



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Posted 11 February 2015 - 11:46 am

40grn ammo in a .223 is a good combo, i used federal premium 40grn when i had a .223, fast, relatively flat and accurate but £1.50p a shot sort of spoiled it.



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Posted 11 February 2015 - 12:40 pm

I'm putting in a variation for a foxing riffle just in two minds which to go for I was thinking cz 527 in 223 1 in 9 twist just fort I'd see what other people are using thanks das

i have a hornet for fox out to 200 yds max very good round imo,but if you want to shoot further i recently spoke to a proffessional fox controller and the best dedicated fox rifle he uses is a 204 cal , very little recoil, very flat and fast and he rekons affected less by wind  than the .223..

I have Just put a variation in for one :thumbs:

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 02:01 pm

 

I'm putting in a variation for a foxing riffle just in two minds which to go for I was thinking cz 527 in 223 1 in 9 twist just fort I'd see what other people are using thanks das

i have a hornet for fox out to 200 yds max very good round imo,but if you want to shoot further i recently spoke to a proffessional fox controller and the best dedicated fox rifle he uses is a 204 cal , very little recoil, very flat and fast and he rekons affected less by wind  than the .223..

I have Just put a variation in for one :thumbs:

LD

 

 

That's as maybe, and everyones situation/requirements are different.

 

But, by way of balance.

 

I am a professional fox controller as well, and I have a decent selection of fox tools, I have no use for a .204!


Edited by Deker, 11 February 2015 - 02:02 pm.


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 03:31 pm

I think you may have miss read the last post deker it states "the best dedicated fox rifle he uses is a 204"

Clearly HE doesn't have anything better unlike the rest of us lol
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#85 DeerhoundLurcherMan

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 04:44 pm

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 05:42 pm

I found some loads at the bottom of the page here for .223 AI that make around 3,850 fps with a 40gr:
 
http://www.6mmbr.com/223Rem.html
 
Was doing a bit of researching as I don't know much about wildcat rounds.


My 223 ackley with 40gr are 3960 fps
My mates 4040 fps
With no pressure signs

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 06:39 pm

Get a .22-250 and be done with it lol

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 07:26 pm

I'm putting in a variation for a foxing riffle just in two minds which to go for I was thinking cz 527 in 223 1 in 9 twist just fort I'd see what other people are using thanks das

i have a hornet for fox out to 200 yds max very good round imo,but if you want to shoot further i recently spoke to a proffessional fox controller and the best dedicated fox rifle he uses is a 204 cal , very little recoil, very flat and fast and he rekons affected less by wind  than the .223..
I have Just put a variation in for one :thumbs:
LD

 
That's as maybe, and everyones situation/requirements are different.
 
But, by way of balance.
 
I am a professional fox controller as well, and I have a decent selection of fox tools, I have no use for a .204!


May be the case in your situation, but in this guys ownership the rifle has accounted for 600+ fox over the past few years, so none can deny its effectiveness as a pest control tool.. just rememberthe old and wise saying---Beware the man with one gun, he probably knows how to use it.
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Posted 11 February 2015 - 07:45 pm

One gun for one job is perfect you learn to use it perfectly, the job becomes very easy, I know off record we have taken over 200 foxes a year for the last 3 years.

Nothing wrong with a 22-250 but to me a 223 is a better round

Gaz

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 08:28 pm

Nothing wrong with a 22-250 but to me a 223 is a better round

Gaz


How is it a better round Gaz?
Just curious of your opinion as the wife wants a fox rifle but something different to mine. Bloody woman lol


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