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Thread: Best place to get heavier .223 rounds?

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    Best place to get heavier .223 rounds?

    Hey all, not sure if this is the right section but anybody got suggestions on where is a good place to get some of the heavier grain .223 rounds suitable for hunting from? Gun City isn't so great for anything other than the Barnall stuff. I'm thinking 62 grain +.

    I'd like to get some to see how they run through the AR (1 in 7 twist, 14.5" barrel)

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    H and F shld have the Winchester 64 gr ammo.
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    tried 75gr amax in the t3 but they wouldnt stabilise 3 inch groups at 50m, 1:8 full length barrel. 50gn seem to be doing ok but they are a little lightweight for anything bigger than a goat, just as well i go for head and necks

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    Winchester 64s are great in my 1:9 AR


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    go with a Barnes type pill weight is not important...50 grns TTSX do the bizo for me on deer.

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    Winchester 64 also shoot well in my 1:8 AR. Used to use Federal 64 in the blue box but it does not seem to be available now. Instead there's 2 versions of the Fusion 62 gr. You want the "Fusion MSR" (modern sporting rifle) optimised for short AR barrels, faster than the regular Fusion. Reloaders Supplies in Auckland have it listed.

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    fed blue box is both 55 and 64gn and most stock both heres a link to guncity and there stock indicator says in stock all stores but Auckland is low

    223 Federal Power Shok Remington 64gr, Soft Point *Choose Qty*
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    I once bought some Fiocchi ammo from Serious shooters loaded with 69gr SMKs.
    From memory blackhills have a good selection of projectiles, I've seen blackhills ammo at H&F a few times.

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    Make life easy and upgrade to the awesomeness of the 243
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    Aussie outback do a 69 SMK load that is deadly on red deer.

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    I've used Fusion on things before and it seemed to knock them down good! I'll have a looksie for that. That 69gr sounds good as well. If I am taking a shot on deer it will only be at about 100m I think to keep the velocity up since it's coming out of a 14.5" barrel.
    @deer243: Do they make AR's in a .243 do they?

    Cheers guys

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    AR10s come out in .308 so guess they in EBRG as well.

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    Yeah guess so, may need a custom made barrel is all. I guess the gas system would still work ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    AR10s come out in .308 so guess they in EBRG as well.
    They also come in 243, 6.5 creedmore, 260 and ............ 300 winmag among others
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    Best pill is 65gr Sierra. Outdoor Supplies have some I think. Reloaders are out of them. Alternatively 62gr Barnes.

 

 

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