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#3075183 - 06/01/09 06:29 PM Fav deer bullet/load in 223
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With all the 223 talk on this forum Im thinking about giving my 223 a run on deer this fall. What bullet/load do you guys like?

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#3075223 - 06/01/09 06:42 PM Re: Fav deer bullet/load in 223 [Re: passport]
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I've killed with 64gr Power Points, 75gr Swifts and 62gr TSX. Haven't had a bad experience with any of them, the only one I've ever recovered in a deer was the PP and it was a RCH from making it all the way through. It weighed 57grs.

Have seen deer killed with 53 and 70gr TSX also.

The 62gr TSX is generally what I stick with and I do drill shoulders.
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#3075233 - 06/01/09 06:46 PM Re: Fav deer bullet/load in 223 [Re: Steelhead]
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going to give the 45gr TSX a run next season. Should make a good deer bullet. HAPPY HUNTING

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#3075240 - 06/01/09 06:48 PM Re: Fav deer bullet/load in 223 [Re: Steelhead]
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 Originally Posted By: Steelhead

The 62gr TSX is generally what I stick with and I do drill shoulders.


What powder do you use? How far have you killed der with this load/bullet?
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#3075245 - 06/01/09 06:50 PM Re: Fav deer bullet/load in 223 [Re: passport]
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H335 and a couple at 100 yards or so.


Edited by Steelhead (06/01/09 06:50 PM)
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#3075248 - 06/01/09 06:52 PM Re: Fav deer bullet/load in 223 [Re: Steelhead]
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Do you feel 100 yards is about max?
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#3075268 - 06/01/09 06:59 PM Re: Fav deer bullet/load in 223 [Re: passport]
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Nope
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#3075274 - 06/01/09 07:01 PM Re: Fav deer bullet/load in 223 [Re: Steelhead]
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Onside shoulder at 100yards with 62gr TSX (destroyed some serious bone) and exited. Thinking 101 yards wouldn't be pushing it, nor 200.

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#3075300 - 06/01/09 07:09 PM Re: Fav deer bullet/load in 223 [Re: Steelhead]
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Dam! Can't wait to give em a try.
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#3075973 - 06/02/09 05:54 AM Re: Fav deer bullet/load in 223 [Re: passport]
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53 gr TSX over 25.5 H335 has worked very well for me.

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