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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-26-2012, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
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slowing down a 223

Ive read on here before of guys slowing down a 223 so it is easier on fox. I dont reload so Im hoping to find someone local that can do this for me. Anybody have info on a load to try?

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Re: slowing down a 223

Slowing it down is an option, but how about a harder bullet?

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Re: slowing down a 223

Try self defense ammo some will go in one side but not exit

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Re: slowing down a 223

Get on Predatormasters.com and/or Google search for reduced loads/223. Hodgdon's has a few powders that they have worked actual pressure numbers upon, but Trail Boss and H4895 seem to be the ones that are most versatile. In general, guys are saying go with a lighter weight bullet, and try to keep it under 2800 fps or so. Fox are just little buggers under all that hair! Doesn't take much to blow them up.

Try these sites on top of a general search:

predatormasters.com

Hodgdon.com (click Reloading data, then agree, then cartridge loads, then 223 Rem.)

http://www.imrpowder.com/PDF/Trail-Boss-data.pdf

http://www.hodgdon.com/PDF/H4895%20R...le%20Loads.pdf

http://www.hodgdon.com/PDF/H4895%20R...le%20Loads.pdf

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Re: slowing down a 223

Shoot from a greater distance.

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