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    I shot my first deer 17 years ago with a .223 and have always had a probably unreasonable enthusiasm for it. It seems to work well even with 55gr size bullets but there is a lot more potential if using heavier bullets. Factory rifles are a bit limiting for the best possible results with the longer 75-90gr bullets mainly due to restrictive mag length now that 1:8 twists are more available. Aftermarket mags like the AICS pattern accurate mags can be modified easily to allow about 70mm OAL, 10-15mm more than most .223 factory mags. This is a more modern and geeky approach than the spirit of the ol' .222 with factory 55 grainers but it does extend the capability of a .223 by miles, to within spitting distance of standard factory .243 maybe but for half the powder. 80gr at 2850 from an 18" barrel.

    I like my custom model 7 and haven't taken another rifle out of the safe in the last 6 months but have only been out 4 times and shot 4 deer with it so far.

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    I am thoroughly impressed with Bruce's dedication to continuing to get out in the hills also

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    I am thoroughly impressed with Bruce's dedication to continuing to get out in the hills also
    This last night. 7-08 @ 110 yards though. Common garden 140 sst

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    I shot my first deer 17 years ago with a .223 and have always had a probably unreasonable enthusiasm for it. It seems to work well even with 55gr size bullets but there is a lot more potential if using heavier bullets. Factory rifles are a bit limiting for the best possible results with the longer 75-90gr bullets mainly due to restrictive mag length now that 1:8 twists are more available. Aftermarket mags like the AICS pattern accurate mags can be modified easily to allow about 70mm OAL, 10-15mm more than most .223 factory mags. This is a more modern and geeky approach than the spirit of the ol' .222 with factory 55 grainers but it does extend the capability of a .223 by miles, to within spitting distance of standard factory .243 maybe but for half the powder. 80gr at 2850 from an 18" barrel.

    I like my custom model 7 and haven't taken another rifle out of the safe in the last 6 months but have only been out 4 times and shot 4 deer with it so far.

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    Exactly. Im limited to the 77 Sierra tipped because of mag length but man they punch above their weight. Have just bought some 80 eldm and have a long T3 mag on the way from Aus. From what @gimp has posted (through pics) the eldm are a bit harder than the Sierra tipped. The Sierra at 2.9k are impressive all the same, and Im not quite sure why Im mucking around with the eldm. Maybe mu ocd
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    Quote Originally Posted by grandpamac View Post
    Greetings Tahr and Tilly,
    I suspect that a lot of hunters today wouldn't have heard of the solid base. Nice deer should be tasty.
    Regards Grandpamac.
    I was thinking the same thing , back in the day when using a .243 the 100gr Nosler solid base was a very good pill on deer.
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    Still got some for my 243!

 

 

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