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Title: 223 50gr bt
Post by: Sniper81 on August 26, 2008, 02:32:19 PM
i have a question for poeple who have used this for reloading a bought a savage model 11 older no accu trigger it shoots ultramax 50gr ballistic tips very well so i decided to reload some hornady 50gr bt bought about 300 bullets havent loaded them yet got on some predator forums and everything that came up said the lighter bullets u need to stay away from they wont anchor them (coyotes) all the time my q is who has knowledge of this load and can u help
i got winchester ammo winchester primers was thinking of loading it around 3000-35000fps any info would be great O0
Title: Re: 223 50gr bt
Post by: Ks_Sniper on August 26, 2008, 10:45:31 PM
I'll have to look for it, but there's a recipe for using Blue Dot powder for .223 with fantastic results. Only good in manual action rifles. O0
Title: Re: 223 50gr bt
Post by: Sniper81 on August 27, 2008, 12:35:53 AM
i already bought all the stuff to start
Title: Re: 223 50gr bt
Post by: Morax on August 27, 2008, 06:28:00 AM
I think from the sound of it, you are getting into the webpages where heavier the better bulets are being used by folks who dont use shot placement as a seperate tool in thier reloading and hunting arsenal.. true the lighter the bullet it wont "anchor" the animal per say, but a well placed shot will drop them just as dead.  your best bet, with going from something that shoots well for you to a different bullet like this would be to work up a consistant load for your rifle and get to know where it hits then just dot the eyes..
Title: Re: 223 50gr bt
Post by: Big58cal on August 27, 2008, 01:56:22 PM
I'll have to agree with Morax.  50 gr. bullets are more than enough to drop a coyote.  People are dropping them every day with .17 HMRs using 17 and 20 gr bullets.  It all comes down to shot placement, pure and simple.

I shot a deer last year with a 55 gr bullet out of a .223 Rem.  The deer went about 20 yds, with about 10 of that rolling down the hill. O0 ;D
Title: Re: 223 50gr bt
Post by: BBF on August 28, 2008, 11:26:07 AM
with the exception of FMJ or bullets designed for the Hornet I don't see any weight 223 bullet not working on a coyote pushed at the MV you wrote.