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Postby quackerkiller » Thu Oct 27, 2005 6:31 pm

any ones else out there like to shoot target with .223's and .22 250's
what kind of loads do you shoot. I like a 45gr hollow point
i have a t/c .223 with a 10 to 1 twist. and a leupold 3x9-40

my favorite targets are those plastic pink flamingos!!!! well just when im bored :toofunny:
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Postby bubba1 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:18 am

I got one two years ago and started hunting coyotes with it. It's a great little rifle (Howa 1500). I put a a tasco mil dot scope, wish i had bought a better one, but my level of shooting probably has not surpassed the quality of the scope.

I have been shoot Black Hills 55g. Seemed like they grouped tighter, although I did notice a larger drop. Also I stay away from hallow points, too much damage, however, I take my niece shoot and she loves them. Likes to watch potatos explosed.
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Postby mjlduckman » Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:15 pm

I used to do a lot and plan to do more, i shoot an An Armalite match grade AR-15 with a 20 in bull barrel with 1 in 8 twist shooting 69 gr HSM ammo and lots of 55 gr surplus stuff for plinking. Love to watch those running yotes roll
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Postby bubba1 » Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:39 pm

MJLDUCKMAN,

What made you go with an Armlite? I have been looking at getting a varaint for awhile, but still cann't decided between an Armlite, Bushmaster and Olymipa? I was pretty much set on getting an Armlite, then I begun hearing really good things about Oly's barrels.

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Postby mjlduckman » Tue Jan 10, 2006 5:05 pm

At the time when i bought mine Arma Lite was the best, bushmaster has come along quite well and their guns shoot pretty damn good out of the box, but will do better. I haven't heard any thing to good about oly's but i'll check up on them and see what's being said. I'm in the Military and shot competively for 6 years both 3-gun and highpower and idpa. With the ar's there's a lot you can do to them that make them real accurate for around 1000-1500 bucks.
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Postby bgoldhunter » Tue Jan 10, 2006 11:20 pm

I just got a 22-250 for varminting/target shooting. Looks like 52gr. Sierras are what I'm going to use, but that can change.

I have toyed with the idea for an AR, but am looking at Rock River Arms pretty closely. I'll probably build mine, and their prices are pretty nice. Guys over at AR15.com seem to like them as well. If I do that, I'll probably have to get a 6.8 upper to go with it-making it more versitile is about the only way I can really talk myself into getting one over another bolt action.
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Postby Sagebrush » Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:49 pm

I shoot a Ruger 22-250 with bull tube and a Leopold 3.5-10 scope, with a harris bi-pod. The 55gr speer (#1047)with win primer & 37.5 grs of 748 gives me a .38 inch 3 shot 100yd group. I also load a 70 Gr speer (#1053) for high winds & max. yardage c/o 38 grs of H 414 with a cci 250 primer. This last load is on the "hot" side. 3360 fps energy 1755 ft lb.
Start with 36.5 grs & work up....ok? This load only gets .60" groups.
However it will kill mule deer at 250 yards with a heart/lung placement.

My maximum shot on rodents with the 55gr is 400 yards. Not bad for "beer can" size targets. A partner with a spotting scope helps out big time! (15mph wind that day)

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Postby Cobra » Thu Feb 16, 2006 10:16 pm

Like my Savage 22-250 heavy barrel for 'chucks during the summer. Throw a 52gr Starke that I moly coat, BR-2 primer and 39.0grs of AA2700 in Frontier (Hornady) brass, at around 3550fps. Strange combo but the 'chucks don't stand a chance and just plain fun off the bench, ~1/3" @ 100yds, ~3/4" @ 200yds. Love to practice on randomly placed 2 liter bottles, about the size of a 'chuck and makes you think a bit.
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Postby tjkellyc4 » Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:43 am

i wouldnt trade my winchester 22-250 for anything. but i have found that the hollow point can vary in accuracy somewhat. sometimes it better to go with a solid tipped bullet.
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Postby blindretrieve » Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:35 pm

Just MHO I like the rock river...if it is good enough for the FBI, it is good enough for me.
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Postby muddydog » Sat Feb 03, 2007 10:47 pm

I like both 223 and 22-250. I have even used my 22-250 on Texas
whitetails and hogs with lightning bolt kills. Shoot a deer in the shoulder
with a Rem 55 gr. soft pt. and you will destroy both shoulders! So be careful where you put the bullet.
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Postby waterfowlhunter » Thu Aug 02, 2007 4:31 am

I have had a few AR's in different configerations thru the years. I am now down to a 16" RRA Varmint and 24" Bushmaster / RRA mix varmint. I built them both for plinking and varmints. They will both shoot dime size 10 shot groups @ 100 yds. One with 55gr Hornady V-Max and one with 55gr Nosler BT's (hand loaded). bottled water makes great targets and at $4 a case of 24 it is not to costly. I also like to shoot the numbers on the targets and if any insects land on my target they become the point of aim. My other plinker is a Marlin .17 HMR. extreamly accurate (if there is no wind) and will take out woodchucks with no problem. I have found that the RRA AR's have the best fit between the upper and lowers and they use Wilson barrels.

SOmeday soon I would like to pick up a 50BMG barrett to play with
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Postby duckplucker » Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:49 pm

tjkellyc4 wrote:i wouldnt trade my winchester 22-250 for anything. but i have found that the hollow point can vary in accuracy somewhat. sometimes it better to go with a solid tipped bullet.


Really? I've always found the hp's to be quite accurate. They are less likely to have flaws than a solid tip because the front is cut off and makes them more perfectly symmetrical, although they do lose some speed.

I just got a Weatherby Vanguard .223 and love that gun. Got it last May for some p-dog shooting and will probly kill some yotes with it this winter. Shot the re-man 52gr hp bulk ammo from Cabelas at the dogs and papered under .5" groups consistantly. Now getting ready to load some 55 gr V-max. (Anyone got any suggestions for a load to go with the 55 V-max's?) Hopefully I'll get some of those done and see how they paper soon!
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Postby cannon » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:21 am

I use a bushmaster varminter. There are probably more accurate out-of-the-box 223's, but given my unsteady hand, that's sorta irrelevant. Ergo, I like the idea of having a highly accurate machine, but with the ability to drop the led curtain.
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Postby ifitfliesitdies » Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:17 pm

my two main rifles is an sl8 .223 and a .22 marlin rifle
the marlin i call it a pea shooter but it's very accurate and the .223 can hit something at over 200 yards
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