Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
harvey lee

.223 loads

11 posts in this topic

I'm looking to purchase some 223 loads for this rifle for yotes and fox. I would like a load that is fast, flat shooting and will be able to do the 300 yards shots.

Remington 700 SPS varmit.

brand and bullet weight would be great.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Harvey,

For factory loads, you simply can't beat Black Hills ammo. Try the 55 grain soft points or the 52 gr HPBT. They now run around $24/ box of 50 rounds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was at Gander in Woodbury last Friday and couldn't find any 223 loads at all. I've read that they're sparse everywhere.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you are after accuracy a lot depends on the gun barrel rate of twist. If you have a slow rate of twist such as a 1 in 10 or slower the rifle should like lighter bullets from 55 gr. or lighter. If you have a 1 in 8 or a 1 in 9 twist, the gun generally will like heavier bullets from 55 gr and up. I would test the different rounds to see what works best.

Speed is nice, but good accuracy is better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really like the black hills 50 grain vmax. shoots great out of my CZ with a 1 to 12 twist.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Black hills are tough to beat. Try the differant loads and see what your gun likes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good question posted above, what is the rate of twist in that Rem?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1-12

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Harvey, I have an ar15 with a 1:9 twist and it has shot everything from 50-60 grains pills really well. Hornady vmax 55 grainers are what I am using right now, both factory hornady and ones that I roll myself. I also have so 60 grain vmax that I need to shoot and sight in. Hornday makes a really nice bullet, it is all I shoot.

I noticed fleet farm had the 55 gr. vmax hornady's for 15 bucks a box of 20, which is 10 bucks less than gander across the highway.

Black hills makes really good ammo as well, and is reloaded with vmax as well as other manufacturers a bullets.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I purchased some Black Hills ammo in 55 grain and also some 52 grain. Now, I need to do some test firing to see which bullets will perform the best.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

that sounds like a lot of hard work Harvey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • ZachD
      Nice job I will be out on Sat in the boat
    • hitthebricks
      Sounds like my problem, Thanks  
    • JBMasterAngler
      Small minnow raps, #2 mepps spinners, small spoons. Don't need anything else.
    • curt quesnell
      What a great day jigging out in the mud. Little or no wind all day and it was pretty warm but fish were active, biting and large. A big change came yesterday on my close by spots that threw me for a loop but the fish a few miles away seem unphased. I will say it again a great day!
    • monstermoose78
      Thanks for the advice Dave  I dont let Finn fetch on check cord any more. I only used it when he was a pup
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      There are public beaches at both Hoodoo Point in Tower and McKinley Park in Soudan. Cliff
    • leech~~
      In the summer they seem to be about 20' feet down over 50'-80' feet of water. We trolled small raps with what ever would get it down there. I also had down riggers to use.  You could try some deep hook and slip bobbers with a worm in some of the deeper bays to see if they will take it?  Good luck.
    • MinDak Hunter
      I have a bait/rigging question. The kids and I were out on Big Watab chasing a suntan and when I told them that the lake has trout they wanted to try for them but I mostly fish sunnies and crappies. What would I need to get to fish for trout out there? Looking back in the forums I see that some guys use leadcore (I'm not buying new rod/reels) and some use bobbers. Any advice on a common bobber set up? Also, I have an "active" 10 year old so it seems that jigging works best to keep him busy, any advice on jigging for trout?
    • fishingtime13
      Update! Water is way down! But I was able to get a smallmouth with a topwater plug.  And a catfish broke my leader off a  worm, was very confused. Going again tomorrow     
    • otterman91105
      Thanks for the tips guys i ended up buying 1/4. Rocks are tuff to fish. I always lose a few jigs