Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

.223/243 Ammunition


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 David.evans

David.evans

    4 warning points

  • Donator
  • 3,803 posts
  • Location:Birmingham

Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:38 pm

How much would be considered reasonable when filling out the form
With out going stupid
Atb

#2 .357shooter

.357shooter

    Born Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 178 posts
  • Location:glos

Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:46 pm

well for me as i am a target shooter i asked for 450 .223



#3 shropshire dan

shropshire dan

    Extreme Hunter

  • Donator
  • 2,649 posts
  • Location:Shropshire

Posted 18 July 2017 - 04:57 pm

I asked for 500 .22-250 and was granted 300

#4 walshie

walshie

    "English Dai"

  • Moderator
  • 15,666 posts
  • Location:GPS signal lost

Posted 18 July 2017 - 05:10 pm

I've got 300 for each of my centrefires.



#5 shovel leaner

shovel leaner

    Mega Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 487 posts
  • Location:Gloucestershire

Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:54 pm

I've got 300 for 223 , 150 for 243 and 250 for my 22lr. In reality I don't buy that many centerfiire bullets . I recently bought 3 boxes of 223 bullets, 20 in a box it came to £77.50 . If I bought my full limit it would cost over £400 , and then sit in a ammo safe . I tend to buy two or three boxes at a time and when I am running low go and buy a couple more , unless you are shooting at targets a lot I wouldn't worry too much about being allowed to hold a lot of ammo .
  • David.evans likes this

#6 David.evans

David.evans

    4 warning points

  • Donator
  • 3,803 posts
  • Location:Birmingham

Posted 19 July 2017 - 10:44 am

Thanks lads
The land I shot over is passed for .243 , and has plenty of deer on it ,
Would I be better doing .243 for fox and deer and forget the .223 ,
Atb

#7 shropshire dan

shropshire dan

    Extreme Hunter

  • Donator
  • 2,649 posts
  • Location:Shropshire

Posted 20 July 2017 - 06:42 am

Definitely David. .243 is excellent for fox I used 75g vmax in mine and it was great. If your going for fox and deer of use some 90g/100g soft point great all round bullet.

Just make sure you put deer on your variation aswel as fox and vermin
  • David.evans likes this

#8 polishunter1

polishunter1

    Born Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 79 posts
  • Location:mid glam

Posted 20 July 2017 - 06:57 am

Hi fella
Go for both get them on your ticket you might have permission on other land for just 223 tikka stainless fully synthetic for me forget to mention 17 hornet oops if you got the cash my opinion mind good luck
  • David.evans likes this

#9 ianm

ianm

    Mega Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 476 posts
  • Location:Lancashire

Posted 21 July 2017 - 08:41 am

On mine i have 600 .17 hornet, 500 .243 , 300 .204, 300 22.250 and 300 30/06. As i reload for everything except rimfire the amounts cover the boxes of bullets held .



#10 Deker

Deker

    Extreme Hunter

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,501 posts
  • Location:Berkshire

Posted 25 July 2017 - 01:27 pm

Ammunition allocation is down to what you can justify and what your RFD had for breakfast.   I have substantially more .223 and a chunk more .243 and .308 than others have mentioned here.

 

But that's because its my business, and I'm Secretary of a rifle club at Bisley.

 

On top of my personal FAC, I am my Club FAC holder as well, just by example, the holding for the club is 5,000 for each calibre we have, that is FIVE THOUSAND for EVERY calibre,  and at one point we had a .338 Lap Mag, needless to say I don't think we could ever have afforded to go out and buy 5000 of them! 

 

:laugh:  :thumbs:

 

 

And yes, a .243 can be an excellent fox calibre, so can a .223, depends on your land/circumstances/finances/etc..

 

:thumbs:


Edited by Deker, 04 August 2017 - 08:12 am.



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users