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Thread: 223 Rem & Whitetails

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    GunLoad Trainee clubkey's Avatar
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    Oct 2009


    Hey Koperll,

    Thank you for your reply and relating your own personal experience with the 223.

    Would you care to tell us the story of how your Savage 223/20ga came to be rechambered from a 222/20ga? I think that would make for some interesting reading. One more question, did you ever take any deer with it in it's original 222 chambering?

    Have a great weekend sir!
    "Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual -- or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country." --Samuel Adams

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    Great Master j1's Avatar
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    Apr 2012


    V said it all. For an experienced hunter, and preferably reloader, the 223 will do the job well.

    I shot a buck in the head at about ten yards with a 223 using fmj ammo and a doe at about seventy yards through the boiler room with Sierra 52 grain hp bullets. The buck dropped instantly and the doe ran about forty yards before dropping.
    Last edited by j1; 10-27-2014 at 01:39 PM.

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