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    Quote Originally Posted by 25/08IMP View Post
    About 2578fps as I'm loading the same bullet and are 2900 at the muzzle.

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    80 gr .223 at 2900 fps, that is impressive and is hard on the heels of many 80 gr .243 factory loads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockland View Post
    80 gr .223 at 2900 fps, that is impressive and is hard on the heels of many 80 gr .243 factory loads.
    Yeah mine maybe closer to 2800 so i may have that wrong didn't have my book

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockland View Post
    80 gr .223 at 2900 fps, that is impressive and is hard on the heels of many 80 gr .243 factory loads.
    I use the same 80grn load in 2 rifles. My 20 inch savage chronographs at 2837. Haven’t chronoed the 22 inch Tikka but I expect it’s close to 2900.
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    "At what point in the animal's death did the bullet fail".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahr View Post
    I use the same 80grn load in 2 rifles. My 20 inch savage chronographs at 2837. Haven’t chronoed the 22 inch Tikka but I expect it’s close to 2900.
    talk dirty to me!

    sorry but I have a few .223's and your numbers almost make me want to take up reloading

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    I really pushed the envelope with the 80 Targex and .223 this morning (with a grandson).

    330 yards back of the shoulder hit (lung, where I mostly go for with the .223). There was a bit of confusion after the shot because instead of there being just 3 deer 10 scattered all over the show so I lost sight of the one I had fired at.

    Another one at the same range presented itself and I dropped that with a spine shot. Long story short and after searching for an hour for the 1st one and giving up, when I dealt to the second one I had hit the same deer twice.

    It had run 20 yards with a back of the shoulder hit and was probably dead on its feet but it was going to be a slow kill never the less and a good indication of the limit of these things. At these longer ranges I actually think the 77 grn Sierra tipped performs marginally better (softer I think).

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    This is the entry after penetrating the rear of the shoulder. I didn't look inside.

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    Last edited by Tahr; 15-05-2022 at 06:50 PM.
    "At what point in the animal's death did the bullet fail".

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    That's good to know the limit

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    Tahr, what velocity do you have the 69 grain Sierra going from your 20 inch barrel?

 

 

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