Thread: How about .223?
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Old March 20, 2013, 09:18 AM   #3
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The 223 is also good for 1000 yards. It's used in that distance in Service Rifle 1000 yard matches.

However you need a fast twist, 1:7, and 80 - 90 gr bullets. Those long pencil bullets need to be loaded long, they wont fit in the magazine, but in those matches you single load anyway.

They can be used in the deer/antelope class animals but you should us 60+ gr bullets and keep your hunting under 300 yards.
Kraig Stuart
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