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#6157121 - 01/26/16 11:29 PM Recommend factory .223 ammo
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Just got a 556/223 AR with a .223 wylde 1-8 twist 18" barrel.
Recommend me a few high quality predator hunting factory rounds to try out (weight and brand).

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#6157150 - 01/27/16 12:09 AM Re: Recommend factory .223 ammo [Re: changedmyname]
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The cheapest soft point you can find.
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#6157161 - 01/27/16 12:29 AM Re: Recommend factory .223 ammo [Re: changedmyname]
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Winchester white box is hard to beat. Remington has a 55gr load that would suit your needs too.
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#6157274 - 01/27/16 07:29 AM Re: Recommend factory .223 ammo [Re: changedmyname]
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Hornady VMax 55 or 60 gr are also good choices for accuracy and varmint hunting.
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#6157305 - 01/27/16 07:54 AM Re: Recommend factory .223 ammo [Re: changedmyname]
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Anything it shoots accurately, the cheaper the better.
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#6157449 - 01/27/16 09:15 AM Re: Recommend factory .223 ammo [Re: changedmyname]
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55 gr V-Max or Z-Max or Hornadys 55 gr soft point training rounds.

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#6157856 - 01/27/16 01:16 PM Re: Recommend factory .223 ammo [Re: changedmyname]
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Hornady 55 Gr sp kilt and didn't damage pelts to horribly for me. Choose something multiple store carry. You don't need the super premium Bullets in that cal.

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#6157951 - 01/27/16 02:04 PM Re: Recommend factory .223 ammo [Re: changedmyname]
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I have the same specs on mine, it shoots the Hornady 55gr Vmax in the Varmint Express under .75 MOA
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#6158342 - 01/27/16 06:08 PM Re: Recommend factory .223 ammo [Re: changedmyname]
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I think I like the idea of a soft point. We end up killing more foxes that anything and those vmax punch a fist size hole in them.

with 1-8 how heavy can I go just for shets and grins?

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#6158378 - 01/27/16 06:33 PM Re: Recommend factory .223 ammo [Re: changedmyname]
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Originally Posted By: iliketohunt
I think I like the idea of a soft point. We end up killing more foxes that anything and those vmax punch a fist size hole in them.

with 1-8 how heavy can I go just for shets and grins?


It should be able to stabilize everything up to 77gr but you will need to shoot it to see what it likes best. Try 55gr, 68gr and 77gr and see what it likes best.

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#6159099 - 01/28/16 08:36 AM Re: Recommend factory .223 ammo [Re: changedmyname]
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Originally Posted By: iliketohunt
I think I like the idea of a soft point. We end up killing more foxes that anything and those vmax punch a fist size hole in them.

with 1-8 how heavy can I go just for shets and grins?


The Vmax will certainly put a hole in them. If you're hunting for pelts you need to be using FMJ, most likely.
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