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.223 Factory Loads

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.22LR
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:33 pm
I just picked up a ss model 7 with a plastic stock. Looking for a good factory load ( til my dies show up ) for coyotes.

I won't have any shots over 75 yds due to where I hunt. Any info appreciated.

Thanks--- Stash
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:53 am
What's your guns twist rate...?

.22LR
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:45 pm
Hi. one in 12 twist according to the listing.

.22LR
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 5:54 pm
Senior moment.. it is 1 in 9 RH..... Heck to get old :-(
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:56 am
Try the Hornady loads for hunting Yotes...( I like the 55 and 62 grain the best )

http://www.hornady.com/store/223-Rem

The 1:9 is a great compromise twist rate—not too fast to cause problems with the 55-grain Bullets, but fast enough to stabilize all but the heaviest bullets under most circumstances. This twist will stabilize most traditional bullets up to 75-grains, and monolithics up to 70-grains—but they do so right at the edge of the envelope so not all rifles will do it.

My personal 16-inch Rock River Arms carbine ( 5.56x45mm ) with a 1-in-9 twist does fine with the heavier Hornady 75 grain BTHP load, but has shown signs of instability with handloads using the 70-grain Barnes TSX—unless the bullet is pushed to maximum velocity. With longer barrels and the commensurate faster velocities, this twist can be more forgiving.

.22LR
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:27 am
All I could find local was Norma 55 grainers. I am pleased with the results. My range is only about 75 yds and I can hit minute of Ritz OFFHAND. Not bad for a set of 74 yr old eyes. 20 shots, 19 ritz. The yotes don't stand a chance. Local birds ae happy as well..... Happy Thanksgiving o all on this fine site... Stash

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:42 am
Was at my local club/range yesterday burning up ammo in the Seven and one of the members asked to give it a try. Long story shot , it has a new owner. Darn near doubled my money. Going to look for a 7-08, a little more versatile for my use than the 223 was. My favorite hobby--gun shopping..... Stash
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:37 pm
jagi116 wrote:Going to look for a 7-08, a little more versatile for my use than the 223 was.


The 7mm-08 and .308 Model 7's are several of my favorite grab-n'-go rifles. Such plain darn useful calibers!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:14 pm
I’ve got the Seven in 6MM. A real joy to carry and it shoots great off the bench. But I have a hard time shooting it off hand with the short barrel. I agree the 7-08 would be a better all arounder



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:18 pm
KyBoB wrote:But I have a hard time shooting it off hand with the short barrel.


My .243 is the Compact model with the short barrel. Guys at the range thought it was a 7mm Rem Mag with the amount of noise it makes on that cartridge and a short barrel. I'd actually like to put a longer barrel on it.
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