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#2292012 - 11/13/17 11:33 PM 223 bullets for deer.
CarbonClimber1 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/14
Posts: 822
Loc: Guntersville, AL
So, im familiar with shootin deer with the 223 and all, it aint exactly the the first caliber id snatch up for deet but i have one and its for my wife to use. She likes shootin the 223 as my 30-06 scares her some. She shoots it very well also. Any reccomendations on a good bullet for deer hunting. Otherwise ill just get some power points or hornadys.
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#2292027 - 11/13/17 11:49 PM Re: 223 bullets for deer. [Re: CarbonClimber1]
Remington270 Offline
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Loc: Tupelo, MS
Barnes TTSX

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#2292091 - 11/14/17 06:06 AM Re: 223 bullets for deer. [Re: CarbonClimber1]
Out back Offline
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I'm using the 62 grain Federal fusion. I'd rather use a corlokt but I wanted a heavier bullet, so I went with the Fusions.
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#2292126 - 11/14/17 07:20 AM Re: 223 bullets for deer. [Re: CarbonClimber1]
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I'd get some hornady reduced recoil loads for your 30-06 and let her try those
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#2292128 - 11/14/17 07:22 AM Re: 223 bullets for deer. [Re: CarbonClimber1]
lectrode Offline
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Registered: 05/19/13
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60 grain Nosler Partition. Shot several with them. My 223 doesn't shoot the Barnes very well.

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#2292145 - 11/14/17 07:40 AM Re: 223 bullets for deer. [Re: CarbonClimber1]
Shaneomac2 Online   IMG_0051.GIF
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Loc: Alabama
55 grain federal nosler for my son's 223.

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#2292201 - 11/14/17 08:42 AM Re: 223 bullets for deer. [Re: CarbonClimber1]
hosscat Offline
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For what its worth my son killed one this past Sunday with Federal Fusions 62 grain. The first shell did not fire (primer was struck). The next one did and the bullet did what it was supposed to do.

With that being said I have ordered a box of Barnes already.

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#2292208 - 11/14/17 08:47 AM Re: 223 bullets for deer. [Re: Out back]
DaffyDucksWorstNightmare Offline
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Registered: 08/03/07
Posts: 564
Loc: Owens Cross Roads

Originally Posted By: Out back
I'm using the 62 grain Federal fusion. I'd rather use a corlokt but I wanted a heavier bullet, so I went with the Fusions.


62g Fusion or the Barnes TTSX will do the trick

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#2292261 - 11/14/17 09:37 AM Re: 223 bullets for deer. [Re: CarbonClimber1]
dreadpiratebob Offline
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Registered: 07/31/15
Posts: 135
Loc: AL
Federal Fusion is good to go.

Hosscat, was it a light strike? from an AR?

I've heard good things about the Barnes.

I'd also second the custom lite line from Hornady. Did a great job on my little one's first on Sunday in the .243 flavor.

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#2292282 - 11/14/17 10:01 AM Re: 223 bullets for deer. [Re: CarbonClimber1]
ValleyDawg Offline
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Registered: 04/29/14
Posts: 818
Loc: Jasper, Alabama
Winchester 64gr powerpoints work great too. Barnes is good, fusions are good.

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#2292285 - 11/14/17 10:02 AM Re: 223 bullets for deer. [Re: CarbonClimber1]
hosscat Offline
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Registered: 11/21/07
Posts: 1572
Loc: Sweet Home Alabama
It was in my bolt action varmint rifle, so no I would not consider it a light strike. As best I can remember I have never had a FTF in that gun before. Its only a few years old but I have shot it more than any of my other rifles in the past few years.

It does not "fit" my 6 yo, but its heavy so zero recoil and he immediately preferred the scope over the VX2 on my AR that I was trying to get him to shoot.

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#2292291 - 11/14/17 10:07 AM Re: 223 bullets for deer. [Re: Remington270]
demp17 Offline
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Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 3251
Loc: North Bama
Originally Posted By: Remington270
Barnes TTSX


X2
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#2292378 - 11/14/17 11:16 AM Re: 223 bullets for deer. [Re: hosscat]
dreadpiratebob Offline
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Registered: 07/31/15
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Loc: AL
hosscat,
I'd sure as heck be calling federal.

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#2292381 - 11/14/17 11:18 AM Re: 223 bullets for deer. [Re: demp17]
Rocket62 Offline
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Registered: 02/25/13
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Loc: Owens Cross Roads
Originally Posted By: demp17
Originally Posted By: Remington270
Barnes TTSX


X2


X3
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#2292435 - 11/14/17 12:04 PM Re: 223 bullets for deer. [Re: CarbonClimber1]
hosscat Offline
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Registered: 11/21/07
Posts: 1572
Loc: Sweet Home Alabama
I'm not upset about it. It worked out fine in the end and everyone makes a mistake eventually. Like I said the next round did its job.

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#2292439 - 11/14/17 12:06 PM Re: 223 bullets for deer. [Re: hosscat]
mr.clif Online   sleepy
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Registered: 01/08/09
Posts: 830
Loc: NBama
Originally Posted By: hosscat
For what its worth my son killed one this past Sunday with Federal Fusions 62 grain. The first shell did not fire (primer was struck). The next one did and the bullet did what it was supposed to do.

With that being said I have ordered a box of Barnes already.


If it was the Ar platform most likely the BCG was not fully in battery. The trigger will pull and strike firing pin but will not strike primer. Just chambering a round in a ar platform will leave a strike on primer due to the floating firing pin. Its a good a idea to look and hit forward assist to insure weapon is in full battery. Jus seen it was bolt gun sorry.


Edited by mr.clif (11/14/17 12:08 PM)

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#2292445 - 11/14/17 12:12 PM Re: 223 bullets for deer. [Re: CarbonClimber1]
Lung_buster Offline
3 point

Registered: 11/24/13
Posts: 103
Loc: Down south
My son has killed several with my 223 using the Barnes tsx 55gr. The tsx is the hollow point and is a nasty little bullet that does alot of internal damage.

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#2292452 - 11/14/17 12:14 PM Re: 223 bullets for deer. [Re: Beadlescomb]
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Registered: 08/11/14
Posts: 7044
Loc: Tuscaloosa
Originally Posted By: Beadlescomb
I'd get some hornady reduced recoil loads for your 30-06 and let her try those


I shot some 150gr Fusions in my 30-06 this weekend and was shocked at how mild the recoil was. It was noticeably less than my .308 shooting 165's. It was downright pleasant to shoot.
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