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Re: Jack of all trades .223 bullet? [Re: Ky221] #16484426 09/30/21
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The Hornady 55 gr psp w/cannelure is my general purpose bullet in our .223's. It works quite well from sage rats to coyotes. I haven't used it on anything bigger but friends have and it worked for them.

I wish Hornady had kept producing the 62 grain PSP w/cannelure they did a year or so ago.

As it stands, if going for larger game, I would use either 64 gr PP or 60 gr NPT.

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Re: Jack of all trades .223 bullet? [Re: Dancing Bear] #16505947 10/07/21
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Originally Posted by Dancing Bear
The Hornady 55 gr psp w/cannelure is my general purpose bullet in our .223's. It works quite well from sage rats to coyotes. I haven't used it on anything bigger but friends have and it worked for them.

I wish Hornady had kept producing the 62 grain PSP w/cannelure they did a year or so ago.

As it stands, if going for larger game, I would use either 64 gr PP or 60 gr NPT.

Midway has the do all Hornady 55gr sp's right now for $10 & change + free shipping. They have 62 gr Speer Gold Dot Bonded for $29 + free shipping.


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Re: Jack of all trades .223 bullet? [Re: Ky221] #16506315 10/07/21
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If I can only have one, it'll be a 77 gr., either a Sierra tipped TMK or a Nosler RDF; I won't feel slighted with either one.

Works fine up close, works great at LR.

YMMV

MM

Re: Jack of all trades .223 bullet? [Re: MontanaMan] #16507471 10/07/21
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Originally Posted by MontanaMan
If I can only have one, it'll be a 77 gr., either a Sierra tipped TMK or a Nosler RDF; I won't feel slighted with either one.

Works fine up close, works great at LR.

YMMV

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I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.

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Re: Jack of all trades .223 bullet? [Re: Dancing Bear] #16507667 10/07/21
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Originally Posted by Dancing Bear
The Hornady 55 gr psp w/cannelure is my general purpose bullet in our .223's. It works quite well from sage rats to coyotes. I haven't used it on anything bigger but friends have and it worked for them.

I wish Hornady had kept producing the 62 grain PSP w/cannelure they did a year or so ago.

As it stands, if going for larger game, I would use either 64 gr PP or 60 gr NPT.


Found some for you:

https://www.midsouthshooterssupply....4-diameter-62-grain-soft-point-500-count

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Re: Jack of all trades .223 bullet? [Re: doubleDs55] #16508015 10/07/21
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Originally Posted by doubleDs55
Originally Posted by Dancing Bear
The Hornady 55 gr psp w/cannelure is my general purpose bullet in our .223's. It works quite well from sage rats to coyotes. I haven't used it on anything bigger but friends have and it worked for them.

I wish Hornady had kept producing the 62 grain PSP w/cannelure they did a year or so ago.

As it stands, if going for larger game, I would use either 64 gr PP or 60 gr NPT.

Midway has the do all Hornady 55gr sp's right now for $10 & change + free shipping. They have 62 gr Speer Gold Dot Bonded for $29 + free shipping.


Hornady do all 55 gr sp
What's the do all load to go with that for TAC in an
older 223 1 in 12 rifle?

Re: Jack of all trades .223 bullet? [Re: bsa1917hunter] #16508042 10/07/21
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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
Originally Posted by MontanaMan
If I can only have one, it'll be a 77 gr., either a Sierra tipped TMK or a Nosler RDF; I won't feel slighted with either one.

Works fine up close, works great at LR.

YMMV

MM

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Yessir..............those be the ones.

Why sacrifice real LR capabilities with a schitty BC 55gr SP, when these little puppies will do a least as good, usually better, at short range & they most surely maximize the round's capabilities at LR.

There's a reason most of the SOG's use 77 grainers....................

But the logic, or lack of it, of some, eludes me.

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Re: Jack of all trades .223 bullet? [Re: MontanaMan] #16508099 10/07/21
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Originally Posted by MontanaMan
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Originally Posted by MontanaMan
If I can only have one, it'll be a 77 gr., either a Sierra tipped TMK or a Nosler RDF; I won't feel slighted with either one.

Works fine up close, works great at LR.

YMMV

MM

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Yessir..............those be the ones.

Why sacrifice real LR capabilities with a schitty BC 55gr SP, when these little puppies will do a least as good, usually better, at short range & they most surely maximize the round's capabilities at LR.

There's a reason most of the SOG's use 77 grainers....................

But the logic, or lack of it, of some, eludes me.

MM

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Me too man. Your ammo looks great. I'm sure they fly great too. I wouldn't want to get hit by one.


Originally Posted by raybass
I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.

Originally Posted by Pharmseller
You want to see an animal drop right now? Shoot him in the ear hole.
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Re: Jack of all trades .223 bullet? [Re: Ranger99] #16508444 10/08/21
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Originally Posted by Ranger99
Originally Posted by doubleDs55
Originally Posted by Dancing Bear
The Hornady 55 gr psp w/cannelure is my general purpose bullet in our .223's. It works quite well from sage rats to coyotes. I haven't used it on anything bigger but friends have and it worked for them.

I wish Hornady had kept producing the 62 grain PSP w/cannelure they did a year or so ago.

As it stands, if going for larger game, I would use either 64 gr PP or 60 gr NPT.

Midway has the do all Hornady 55gr sp's right now for $10 & change + free shipping. They have 62 gr Speer Gold Dot Bonded for $29 + free shipping.


Hornady do all 55 gr sp
What's the do all load to go with that for TAC in an
older 223 1 in 12 rifle?


I like somewhere around 25 or 25.5 grains of tac with 55s

Re: Jack of all trades .223 bullet? [Re: Ky221] #16509046 10/08/21
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I'd have to agree - all things considered, I've picked the 55gr. Hornady. My on-game experience with the .223 is limited to javelina and that was taken with the 60gr Hornady, but since I would be avoiding heavier bone with critters of that size or larger anyway the 55 grainer would do on broadside shots as well as any. And on paper, when doing a 50-yard sight-in my old Ruger AR-556 put four shots into a single tattered hole with that bullet.

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Re: Jack of all trades .223 bullet? [Re: Ranger99] #16509145 10/08/21
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Originally Posted by Ranger99
Originally Posted by doubleDs55
Originally Posted by Dancing Bear
The Hornady 55 gr psp w/cannelure is my general purpose bullet in our .223's. It works quite well from sage rats to coyotes. I haven't used it on anything bigger but friends have and it worked for them.

I wish Hornady had kept producing the 62 grain PSP w/cannelure they did a year or so ago.

As it stands, if going for larger game, I would use either 64 gr PP or 60 gr NPT.

Midway has the do all Hornady 55gr sp's right now for $10 & change + free shipping. They have 62 gr Speer Gold Dot Bonded for $29 + free shipping.


Hornady do all 55 gr sp
What's the do all load to go with that for TAC in an
older 223 1 in 12 rifle?


Here’s their whole load manual. Scroll down:

https://blog.westernpowders.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/WPHandloading-Guide-7.0-Web-REV.pdf


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Originally Posted by Dude270
Originally Posted by Ranger99
Originally Posted by doubleDs55
Originally Posted by Dancing Bear
The Hornady 55 gr psp w/cannelure is my general purpose bullet in our .223's. It works quite well from sage rats to coyotes. I haven't used it on anything bigger but friends have and it worked for them.

I wish Hornady had kept producing the 62 grain PSP w/cannelure they did a year or so ago.

As it stands, if going for larger game, I would use either 64 gr PP or 60 gr NPT.

Midway has the do all Hornady 55gr sp's right now for $10 & change + free shipping. They have 62 gr Speer Gold Dot Bonded for $29 + free shipping.


Hornady do all 55 gr sp
What's the do all load to go with that for TAC in an
older 223 1 in 12 rifle?


I like somewhere around 25 or 25.5 grains of tac with 55s


Ok- thank you

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Originally Posted by shootem
Originally Posted by Ranger99
Originally Posted by doubleDs55
Originally Posted by Dancing Bear
The Hornady 55 gr psp w/cannelure is my general purpose bullet in our .223's. It works quite well from sage rats to coyotes. I haven't used it on anything bigger but friends have and it worked for them.

I wish Hornady had kept producing the 62 grain PSP w/cannelure they did a year or so ago.

As it stands, if going for larger game, I would use either 64 gr PP or 60 gr NPT.

Midway has the do all Hornady 55gr sp's right now for $10 & change + free shipping. They have 62 gr Speer Gold Dot Bonded for $29 + free shipping.


Hornady do all 55 gr sp
What's the do all load to go with that for TAC in an
older 223 1 in 12 rifle?


Here’s their whole load manual. Scroll down:

https://blog.westernpowders.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/WPHandloading-Guide-7.0-Web-REV.pdf


Ok- thank you

Re: Jack of all trades .223 bullet? [Re: Ky221] #16509252 10/08/21
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FYI y’all, I have some 62gr Hornady BTHP on Classifieds for cost. 62gr FMJBT for less than cost. Bought case of each to get the price down. Keeping all I need.

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Re: Jack of all trades .223 bullet? [Re: Ky221] #16509261 10/08/21
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Re: Jack of all trades .223 bullet? [Re: aboltfan] #16509416 10/08/21
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Originally Posted by aboltfan


Originally Posted by Dancing Bear
The Hornady 55 gr psp w/cannelure is my general purpose bullet in our .223's. It works quite well from sage rats to coyotes. I haven't used it on anything bigger but friends have and it worked for them.

I wish Hornady had kept producing the 62 grain PSP w/cannelure they did a year or so ago.

As it stands, if going for larger game, I would use either 64 gr PP or 60 gr NPT.


Found some for you:

https://www.midsouthshooterssupply....4-diameter-62-grain-soft-point-500-count

I would go you one better, the Hornady 62 gr BTHP from the same seller. Better accuracy that the 62 gr BTSP, in my experience. Proven effective on coyotes out to 250 yards (out of a short barrel AR) and even stabilizes in a 1 in 12" twist 26" barrel (in warm temperatures),
this one is my choice for all around .223 bullet.
https://www.midsouthshooterssupply....r-62-grain-bthp-with-cannelure-500-count

Oh, and they are only .13 per bullet, so 13% cheaper than the less accurate soft point.

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Re: Jack of all trades .223 bullet? [Re: Ranger99] #16516923 10/11/21
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Originally Posted by Ranger99
Originally Posted by doubleDs55
Originally Posted by Dancing Bear
The Hornady 55 gr psp w/cannelure is my general purpose bullet in our .223's. It works quite well from sage rats to coyotes. I haven't used it on anything bigger but friends have and it worked for them.

I wish Hornady had kept producing the 62 grain PSP w/cannelure they did a year or so ago.

As it stands, if going for larger game, I would use either 64 gr PP or 60 gr NPT.

Midway has the do all Hornady 55gr sp's right now for $10 & change + free shipping. They have 62 gr Speer Gold Dot Bonded for $29 + free shipping.


Hornady do all 55 gr sp
What's the do all load to go with that for TAC in an
older 223 1 in 12 rifle?

I don't use TAC. Used a 1 in 12 decades ago when 223 just came out LOL. Used lots of blc-2 back then.


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Re: Jack of all trades .223 bullet? [Re: Ky221] #16518636 10/11/21
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I like the 55gr GD.....


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Originally Posted by varmintsinc
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I bought a crap load of 64gr Nosler bonded from Shooters Pro Shop.


Hard to beat that as an all around choice. Easy expansion and shows good barrier performance.


Yep, tough little booger.


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Re: Jack of all trades .223 bullet? [Re: hanco] #16523701 10/13/21
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I have several thousand 62 grain Bear Claws. They will do anything I need. I use them in 233’s and 22-250’s


Good to hear, i've loaded up 300 of those in 223 myself, another bullet i've never ran into meat.



They will slap through a 200 lb piggies shoulders at 200 yards to parts unknown. I don’t hunt deer with a 223, but I wouldn’t be nervous about it with a Bear Claw.


damn! more than i expected, good to know and thanks hanco.


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