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#200560 - 07/09/19 12:35 PM 70gr in a 223?
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I happen to like the Nosler Partitions in the Rifle calibers.
Does anyone here shoot a 1-7 twist in your 223? I spent time yesterday trying to convince Nosler to produce a 70gr Partition for the .224 caliber. About all I got was, we will discuss it.
I am aware that they have the Accubond, and it is accurate for long distance. But the partition has worked so well in the past, I felt it needed some consideration.
I am thinking Hogs,,,,

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#200565 - 07/09/19 05:00 PM Re: 70gr in a 223? [Re: cherokeetracker]
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I spend a lot of time chasing hogs, and I always recommend 120grs of bullet or more. I will not take hunters if they are using .223, yes it will work but it requires extreme precision and the vast majority of hunters do not have the ability. The round was designed for 100-150# targets and it works fairly well for that purpose with expanding bullets. My personal opinion is use more gun/bullet.

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#200566 - 07/09/19 05:19 PM Re: 70gr in a 223? [Re: Bigbrowndog]
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I believe there was a post here in the last couple years where someone was talking about shooting a hog with a barns TSX bullet only to find it disintegrated and didn't penetrate the shield. It takes a lot of energy to cause a small hunk of copper to disintegrate like they said it did. I'd look for something heavier but tough like the partition.

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#200571 - 07/09/19 07:01 PM Re: 70gr in a 223? [Re: karl]
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Only killed 1 pig with a 223 and it was a intentional head shot
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#200580 - 07/09/19 09:48 PM Re: 70gr in a 223? [Re: Ernie]
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Ernie, I've killed multiple hogs with a 223 and all were head or neck shots.
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#200583 - 07/09/19 10:08 PM Re: 70gr in a 223? [Re: Okie Hunter]
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Not a handgun, but my Colt AR-15 is a 1-7 twist. Haven't used anything other than 55 grain V-Max's in it, since they're capable of sub-3/4 MOA accuracy and they're more than enough knock a coyote flat. Just personal preference, but I don't foresee myself hunting anything larger than coyotes with that kind of setup.
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#200586 - 07/09/19 10:53 PM Re: 70gr in a 223? [Re: Chance Weldon]
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#200588 - 07/10/19 12:12 AM Re: 70gr in a 223? [Re: 45MAN]
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1-7in twist is my preferred rifling for the .223 Remington. I like heavy for caliber bullets in the .223 for all but varmint hunting. I use 62/64gr Speer GD, 77gr SMK, and 80gr A-Max.

I?ve killed a ton of deer and pigs with the .223 Remington. Just like anything else, shot placement is important, regardless the tool.
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#200590 - 07/10/19 12:44 AM Re: 70gr in a 223? [Re: karl]
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 Originally Posted By: karl
I believe there was a post here in the last couple years where someone was talking about shooting a hog with a barns TSX bullet only to find it disintegrated and didn't penetrate the shield. It takes a lot of energy to cause a small hunk of copper to disintegrate like they said it did. I'd look for something heavier but tough like the partition.


Not sure the post you reference. But, this is my one and only Barnes experience and it worked well on this boar at 80 yards. Through the heart quartering away and lodged under the hide of the off side shoulder.

62gr TSX



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#200595 - 07/10/19 09:35 AM Re: 70gr in a 223? [Re: Zee]
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Nice hog Zee

I hunt meat with barnes bullets nearly exclusively and remember the takeaway from the post quite well. It was a passing comment in some thread here 1-2 years back (maybe about boar shields?). A light barnes 223 bullet (50-6x grains) shot directly into the shield of a larger boar with no signs of penetration. There was a suggestion of a potential thick mud layer but no substantial discussion about the results or theories about the failure.
I think it reinforces the need for shot placement to match the capabilities of the cartridge/bullet.

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