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223 load?

Anyone have a good deer load for a 223. My son is going to be using one this year and I was looking for a good deer load. I know that a 223 is on the light side for deer but seems to be a good fit for him. Thanks for the help!
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Re: 223 load?

Here's a link to midwayusa. Any of these loads will work great for deer, if they shoot well in your gun. The only way to figure that out is to buy some and shoot them. If you handload, the barnes copper bullets, or the nosler partition are great choices.

http://www.midwayusa.com/find?&sortb...ensionid=15646

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Re: 223 load?

If you have a 1:12 twist you maybe limited to a 55gr ball and smaller. However if you have 1:7 you'll be in great shape and will just have to find the heavier ball your barrel likes. Good luck
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Re: 223 load?

Like they said twist is a big deal. but if ur gun likes 55gr bullets go with federal they load a 55 grain barnes triple shock all copper round. i got a noce doe with it last year. through the heart and lungs through both sides at 70 yards. she dropped in 30 yards. massive expansion and good.price too 27 bucks for a box
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Re: 223 load?

The factory ammo loaded with the Nosler Partion 60 grainer would work! It does come in 223.

http://www.federalpremium.com/produc...le.aspx?id=210

Even reloads with the .224 Partiiton bullet would great.
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Re: 223 load?

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The factory ammo loaded with the Nosler Partion 60 grainer would work! It does come in 223.

http://www.federalpremium.com/produc...le.aspx?id=210

Even reloads with the .224 Partiiton bullet would great.
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Re: 223 load?

I have the federal premium 55gr with the barnes tsx bullet. Works very well as long as you can put it where it needs to go.
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Re: 223 load?

I have used the 50 grain hornady sx with 28 grains of winchester 748. Accurate and deadly.
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I have used the 50 grain hornady sx with 28 grains of winchester 748. Accurate and deadly.
Yep back when i started hunting i used a 222 with remington 50 gr. psp.I killed 5 deer with my model 722 till i got my model 88 308.
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Mike is an early 80's rem 78 sportsman no thrills but shoots like crazy.
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