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Jun 24th, 2019 at 7:44am
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So reading the previous Tikka 223 post I have a couple questions.

1. People seem to be talking a lot about the TTSX for deer in 223s. Assuming grouping is good for both, would you pick the 50gn or 55gn for deer? Seems to be some variation of opinion here.

2. I have shot plenty deer with the Hornady 55gn SP and done well with them. Do people who know, think the TTSX would really be that big a step up from the Hornady SP in performance on deer?

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Reply #1 - Jun 24th, 2019 at 8:08am
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The TSX in 55gr slays deer. I load it for my mate. Impressive pill. These are big Gizzie deer not bambis.
  
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Reply #2 - Jun 24th, 2019 at 5:09pm
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its a big step up...and I went 50 grn for the little extra velocity.... you get an exit hole.
  
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Reply #3 - Jun 24th, 2019 at 10:20pm
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I used the 55gr TTSX this roar with good success but have a load now for the 50gr TTSX as Mickey suggested a few times before here on the forum that more speed is better for solid bullets. But looking at the numbers out of my rifle and loads there is bugger all difference to be fair so whatever is more accurate wins - which is in my case the 55gr but only by 0.1MOA so again bugger all difference. At least for my personal limit on red deer of out to 200m with the .223.

50gr:
ft/s muzzle = 2968
ft/s 200m = 2184
ft/lbs 200m = 529
Windage 200m @ 10mph 90deg = 6 in

55gr:
ft/s muzzle = 2772
ft/s 200m = 2130
ft/lbs 200m = 554
Windage 200m @ 10mph 90deg = 5.4 in

Even if you look at the energy at 50m in bush hunting situations, the 50gr delivers only 20 ft/lbs or 2.5% more vs the 55gr.


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