My 223 Wylde Criterion does 1/4" at 100 with 82 g Bergers.
I have heard this from several people who own Wylde barrels, they swear by them. I didn't want to say this up front.
I have a 26" 8 twist Wylde ready to screw on. Not being experienced with this barrel, I wanted opinions from people. 80 grn pills seem to be the ticket for the 8 twist.
I am curious how it performs out to 300 up to 600 yards.
I guess the best thing to do is screw it on and try it out.
Does the Wylde have dedicated dies? Anything special about reloading? Like everyone else, I have thousands of once fired 223 brass in a bucket.
The only thing holding me back is I also have a 223 Match Grade barrel, 7 twist. Many swear by this barrel!
I have been shooting this 223, factory Savage VLP, 9 twist for years. 52 grain bullets are deadly with this factory Savage barrel. But it's not as accurate as it use to be. I clean the barrel and it takes about 30 shots before it starts shooting again.
I appreciate everyone's help, again, I just use this gun to practice with, PD hunting, and would like to shoot it MR one day. I also let the kids shoot this gun when they want to go shooting. Even though it's probably the gun I have shot the most (I bought ammo by the case), I have the least technical experience with it. I just started reloading 223's in the last year as the cost of ammo has gone up and it's scarce.
I also love shooting my 6br, and not to confuse anyone, but I have seriously thought about changing the bolt head and barrel on this 223 and have another 6br. I would have to sell a lot of surplus 223 supplies to do so.
I have a great friend who is trying to talk me into converting it to a 22PPC! I know how accurate his gun is. But I am going to stick with the 223.
Well, this should be enough to confuse everyone. The most shooting I do is with my 308's, F/TR class. I have shot competitions for several years now. I pretty well know my 308's inside and out.
I can always put the Wylde barrel on, and if I don't like it, I will screw a 223 Match barrel on. I definitely want it to shoot <.250 MOA.
Also I am thinking, what's the best 223 Match setup. Length, twist, throat, bullet . . .
I have read the above post 3 or more times, FYI.
Again, I appreciate everyone's help.