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Reply #45 - Dec 4th, 2016 at 9:25pm
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catslayer..suitable for hunting.... doesnt give a fella much to go on bud Wink
suitable for fallow hinds and goats is a good place to start.
or rabbits hares and occasional goat
or all the above and occasional red or pig

the 50grn hornady spsx running at around the 3k mark was awesome wallaby medicine (the sth island up to 40kg models not the overgrown rats from up north)
very messy bloody pulp/jellyfied wounds.

your 50grn barnes TTSX sample packs of 15 projectiles and that will take care of the occasional big stuff, anything else can be taken care of with most of your cup n core types.  speer 50grn hp flat base work really well in my .223 again around the 3k mark so should do just as well in the trebly...bonus is they dont cost the earth.
anything that comes in a speer box has worked for me. Wink
  
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Reply #46 - Dec 5th, 2016 at 9:51am
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Catslayer i have some 50 grn Norma soft points, they are still in loaded round form, just over 50 of them. Send me a pm if interested.
  
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Reply #47 - Dec 5th, 2016 at 9:20pm
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I use bm2 and hornady Vmax doing 3000+ at 30 meters there isno exit wound in a wallabys chest Bang flop
  
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Reply #48 - Dec 5th, 2016 at 9:57pm
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Johnd wrote on Dec 5th, 2016 at 9:51am:
Catslayer i have some 50 grn Norma soft points, they are still in loaded round form, just over 50 of them. Send me a pm if interested.

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Reply #49 - Dec 16th, 2016 at 3:51pm
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hello. first time here. I have just acquired a sako in A1 action. used ar2207 19.5grn with flat base hollow point 50grn fowler projectiles.got half inch at one hundred yards. to compare I was going to try imr4198 which is talked about a lot in usa. can any one help me with a load please? Roll Eyes
  
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Reply #50 - Dec 16th, 2016 at 5:17pm
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I load 60gr Hornady for a Vixen using 748. My mate rates it i.e. thumbnail. They use it to head shoot plovers when they are bored.Just about to load 50 rounds for an Anschutz which prefers 55gr. Will use 748.
  
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Reply #51 - Jun 1st, 2018 at 9:31pm
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My go to Whitetail load for my BRNO Fox is Speer 70 gr Semi Pointed in front of 23 grains of old IMR 4895 for about 2800 FPS which is all I can get in the cases even with a drop tube, AR 2206H (Hodgdon 4895 would be very similar).
I wish I had this load back in the day when I shot reds with the Fox, I am sure it would have been excellent as it is very good on chest shots on big Whitetail bucks, usually leaving about a mushroomed bullet of about 50grains retained weight under the skin on the far side of the buck
Accuracy improves as the load/velocity increases and is satisfactory just as I run out of case volume I guess due to the 1 in 14 twist needing all the velocity it can get.
I think this will work very well in my new Baikal .222 which has a 1 in 12 twist I am told.
Get a sample pack from Gunworks and give them a try.
  
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Reply #52 - Jun 2nd, 2018 at 12:09am
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310cadet wrote on Jun 1st, 2018 at 9:31pm:
My go to Whitetail load for my BRNO Fox is Speer 70 gr Semi Pointed in front of 23 grains of old IMR 4895 for about 2800 FPS which is all I can get in the cases even with a drop tube, AR 2206H (Hodgdon 4895 would be very similar).
I wish I had this load back in the day when I shot reds with the Fox, I am sure it would have been excellent as it is very good on chest shots on big Whitetail bucks, usually leaving about a mushroomed bullet of about 50grains retained weight under the skin on the far side of the buck
Accuracy improves as the load/velocity increases and is satisfactory just as I run out of case volume I guess due to the 1 in 14 twist needing all the velocity it can get.
I think this will work very well in my new Baikal .222 which has a 1 in 12 twist I am told.
Get a sample pack from Gunworks and give them a try.


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Reply #53 - Jun 2nd, 2018 at 1:03am
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Out of my Sako .222 AI it wouldn't group with 55 gr Sierras or Hornadies which I had on hand for the .223 so I dropped it down to 50 gr Hornadies.

The AI shoots nice little groups.

Just before Christmas I shot one Sika with some Targex projectiles I had on hand... did a nice job and would recommend those projectiles.

Ran the same projectiles in my L461 .222 and again... same results... nice little group.

I've had a good run with 55 gr Hornadies in the .223 on animals so I figured I'd try the 50's in the .222 and so far I'm not disappointed.
  

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