.223 rounds for deer

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Re: .223 rounds for deer

Postby wirehunt » Sun May 31, 2015 11:49 am

That's a distinct possibility if they haven't fully resized.


Those TSX things work well In the 223.
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Re: .223 rounds for deer

Postby Scribe » Sun May 31, 2015 12:14 pm

wirehunt wrote:That's a distinct possibility if they haven't fully resized.


Those TSX things work well In the 223.


I was offering my new brass.

Wirehunt dear man, where have you been???

Never used TSX, tell us more
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Re: .223 rounds for deer

Postby veitnamcam » Sun May 31, 2015 2:19 pm

Like the ttsx only not quite as good ;)
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Re: .223 rounds for deer

Postby wirehunt » Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:17 pm

Quartering pig 140-150 in behind shoulder exit opposite side at jaw. Did not move.
thought I would have recovered the bullet, but no....
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Re: .223 rounds for deer

Postby Scribe » Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:48 pm

wirehunt wrote:Quartering pig 140-150 in behind shoulder exit opposite side at jaw. Did not move.
thought I would have recovered the bullet, but no....


A good test for any bullet a good sized pig like that.
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Re: .223 rounds for deer

Postby Bernie Milroy » Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:26 pm

Sierra 65gr with 24gr BM2.
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Re: .223 rounds for deer

Postby Rushy » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:02 pm

Welcome Bernie
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Re: .223 rounds for deer

Postby veitnamcam » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:19 pm

My father has shot many hundreds of Reds/fallow and pigs with his 223.
I have shot a couple with it too ;)
He maintains it makes more of a mess than his 30-06 and it does for real.
This is because he uses 55 gr Winchester varmint,
Very explodey projectile but in the neck/brisket/behind the shoulder into lungs is the hammer of thor and works very well at ranges most would consider folly on big game with the chambering.
Certainly for disciplined and experienced shooters who will pass up poor shots tho.
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Re: .223 rounds for deer

Postby kaitieke1 » Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:45 pm

many years ago Graeme sturgeon aka scribe showed me something that to this day have never forgotten, 2 kerosene tins filled to the top with water and the lids screwed on tight and both sitting at 50-75 yards from were you are going to shoot, I shot the first tin with a 308 and the can fell over the water poured out and that was that, he sot the tin with a 223 and the tin leaped in the air, all four sides split and we could not find the lid, if my memory serves me right that was 1987-88 and I have been shootjing with a 223 ever since, I use the the cheapest ammo and I have good results. bloody good caliber what ever rounds you use.Thanks Graeme
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Re: .223 rounds for deer

Postby Packhorse » Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:08 pm

Hydrostatic shock. That's why kills out of proportion to its size.


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