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    .223 off the shelf ammo

    Just picked up a mint a-bolt SS in .223 for the boys.

    Not sure on twist but what are people using for fallow, wallabies, goats?

    The Hornady 55grn SP seem reasonable buying from Gunworks and what I would expect to be suitable.

    Thanks

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    Barnaul was great back in the good old days as you never worried about the brass.

    It's cheap too.

    Otherwise Belmont black is good
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    Grab a few different packs off your local shop and see what the gun likes . Getting cheap ammo is good but only if it actually works in your rifle.

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    Check out belmont site, i used to all ways use there 223 products with success untill i got into re loading my own
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    +1 for Belmont

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    I run Buffalo river through mine , cheap and it loves it and good knock down as well providing placement is good obviously
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    Measure your twist rate, super easy to do with a rod, brush, black marker pen and ruler. That will let you know how heavy a bullet it can take. Otherwise start at 55 grains and keep going up till they dont get on the target or if they do its sideways.
    If you run a supressor its best to take it off after say 65 grains to avoid a nasty suprise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmaori View Post
    I run Buffalo river through mine , cheap and it loves it and good knock down as well providing placement is good obviously
    Who stocks that ?

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    Belmont black, their 55gr sp is awsome, cheap as chips to, my howa mini shoots them into hole as big as my thumb nail at the 100
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    More lead in the air the better.

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    Belmont black for the win
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    just tried some GECO 223 69gr they use the sierra 69smk and they go bloody well. good price too.

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    Winchester 64gr for a fast twist 1:8 barrel

    55gr per pervious if a slower twist

    IMHO

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    fallow wallaby or goats DONT REQUIRE heavier than 55 grns....so try the hornady stuff first off...if rifle likes it,go shoot stuff and be happy...the privi is very slow and not very impressive by comparison. I used a box of 64grn winchester once upon a time...didnt see any real improovement on the 50-55grns so have never bothered trying heavier stuff again....out to 200 max the 50-55grn hasnt let me down yet.....find some mono loads if you think something bigger is around...what a 50 grn ttsx does is rather impressive. wallabies you best suited with something really soft,a true varmit projectile is ideal....currently running 50 grn zmax (cause they were cheap) and cant fault the terminal preformance.
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    @Marty Henry

    “If you run a supressor its best to take it off after say 65 grains to avoid a nasty surprise”

    This is news to me - am now running 69gr Sierra in my 1:8 Tikka - can you explain the issue?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiB View Post
    @Marty Henry

    “If you run a supressor its best to take it off after say 65 grains to avoid a nasty surprise”

    This is news to me - am now running 69gr Sierra in my 1:8 Tikka - can you explain the issue?

    Thanks!
    more the case if its a fast twist and sticking 40g rounds down the pipe i think, could breakup on exit of the barrel and take the suppressor with it.
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