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New Hawkeye 223 LH #14255603 11/04/19
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Got it a few days back. Trying out some odds and ends to sight in .Started to be erratic after I got it tuned when I changed brand of ammo. Opened the floor plate and back action screw fell out ! Hmmmm ,,tightened her up and shot a clover leaf.I quit for the day, Will load some Sierra #1365 soon.I like it !


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Re: New Hawkeye 223 LH [Re: verns] #14256170 11/05/19
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Those are nice rifles. Is yours a 1-9" twist?


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Re: New Hawkeye 223 LH [Re: verns] #14261100 11/06/19
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Sig ,it is. The trigger is fine as is out of the box !This is a handy rifle (won't reach for it if there is a bear in the chicken house ) but lots of rides and walks with this one .The wood is plain but I doubt it will be without some wounds as I own no safe Queens .Is that a Colorado deer ?


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Re: New Hawkeye 223 LH [Re: verns] #14263377 11/07/19
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Wyoming Mule Deer.
I have a LH 204 Ruger Hawkeye and have had my eyes open for a 223. The 1-9" twist will allow you to shoot the longer, heavier bullets if you choose.


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Re: New Hawkeye 223 LH [Re: verns] #14264025 11/08/19
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True that, 1-9 opens up a lot of options. If I translate Stickese correctly, it will stabilize 75 Hornady HPBT's, we'll see.


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Re: New Hawkeye 223 LH [Re: verns] #14264467 11/08/19
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Haven't tried a 75 in my LH .223, also a 1:9, but it does very well with 68 and 69 BTHP's from Hornady and Barnes.


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I've got some on the way, (thank you Midway free shipping). 69 Sierra BTHP showed promise with Benchmark on their first outing, 68 Hornady not so much, will try different powder; I bet something will work. Mine is a CZ not Ruger, btw.


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Re: New Hawkeye 223 LH [Re: verns] #14270964 11/10/19
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I wonder what the trajectory difference is between the 55 gr sierra and the 65 gr (gamekings ) with published max loads


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I wonder what the trajectory difference is between the 55 gr sierra and the 65 gr (gamekings ) with published max loads


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Re: New Hawkeye 223 LH [Re: verns] #14271134 11/11/19
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If you are looking for "paper" ballistic differences, you can work them up, here:

https://www.hornady.com/team-hornady/ballistic-calculators/#!/


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Re: New Hawkeye 223 LH [Re: verns] #14273986 11/12/19
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Thank you Orion, I will figure this out .I do not think I will be using any thing heavier than 65 Gr and I am a Sierra fan.


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