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    .223 varmint round

    Looking to build a new varmint round with my weatherby .223. I have a 1:12 twist and was thinking of trying the barnes varmint grenade? I think it comes in 53 gr. Has anyone loaded these or used them out of another gun? Any suggestions? Also looking for a good powder for these rounds? I was looking at Ram Shot and IMR.
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    I use the 55grain Nosler Ballistic tips out of my Weatherby. Tack driver. The load is IMR 4895 24.5grains.

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    I own this weatherby. I found anything heavier than 55 grains tumbles bad out of the 1/12. However the box PMC Bronze drives tacks out of it. I have reloaded a few different bullets, but savings didnt add up reloading this when box ammo shot so dang well.
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    I own 2 Wbys (.257 mag & .300 mag). Weatherby sets up their rifles with a lot of freebore, much more than other mfgrs. Their factory ammo works well, but is pretty pricey. I reload for everything I shoot except rimfire. It took me a lot of "tinkering" with my loads to get them shooting less than moa. The one thing I found was to seat the bullets OUT to the max. Just deep enough to fit in the magazine. Just my experience that could be helpful.

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    Thanks hvfd21walker. I was thinking about the Nosler's as well. Is it just the balistic tips or is it the varmint ones?
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    Thanks wolftalonID. That is a sweet rifle you have there. I have a source that does a lot of competitive shooting and they said 55 is pretty much the max with the 1:12. I shot some 75 gr. out of it and they just shot 3 inches left. So not sure on that. Is the PMC bronze a balistic tip?
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    Thanks ColoradoCowboy. Ya I found that out as well when I reloaded before. I kept experimenting with different lengths but was only using soft points. Thanks again for the information.
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    I have always been a Vmax fan for varmits and now am loading the zmax because they're a little cheaper. I don't have any experience with that rifle, but I am using varget for my loads. If you go with Ramshot I would go with Xterminator I've had good results with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jarheadhunter View Post
    I have always been a Vmax fan for varmits and now am loading the zmax because they're a little cheaper. I don't have any experience with that rifle, but I am using varget for my loads. If you go with Ramshot I would go with Xterminator I've had good results with that.
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    I shoot some cheaper re-man 55gr V-max loads off military brass that have performed well for my on coyotes. I'd vouch for that bullet. They are loaded a little slow in the ammo I shoot but their accuracy makes me ignore it in the 16.5" barrels I use them in. If I'm planning on shooting over 250-300yds I take a different rifle anyway.

 

 

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