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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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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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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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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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outofstater said:
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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I hear you...I bought a .243 for my sons to share as a first gun. My oldest went right to a 30.06 but the middle one is afraid of recoil and I may have to pick him up a used .223 for deer. I have heard good things about the partian bullets. I've had poor results from the Berger VLD's I loaded for the kids .243 on deer.
 
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