Whats the go to bullet for .223 Remington to 600 yards?

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  1. CharlieNC

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    I've tried all the bullets mentioned and settled on the 80.5 Fullbore. Surprisingly jumping them .035 to .040 best for me. No issues with vertical, we'll see how I do in the 600yd at Butner this weekend!
     
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  2. ranger3

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    75 or 80 A MAX does it for me
     
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  3. ranger3

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    See Stacey Kunz write up. It's a great write up, will help you decide
     
  4. Bamban

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    For some reason the AMU and the Reserve service rifle teams use 75 VLDs for their 600 yard load. There must be something to the 75s that they chose them over any other.
     
  5. gstaylorg

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    You'd have to look at the specific restrictions for those classes of shooters. They may well be limited on bullet weight and/or COAL. There are no such limitations in F-TR, so using anything other than the 90 VLDs means you will be giving up a lot in terms of wind deflection.
     
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  6. chevytruck_83

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    I thought the 77 grain Sierra matchkings were the standard. I have good enough results with just about any of the 69-77 grain bullets that I run what I can find cheap. Right now that's the Barnes match burner 69.
     
  7. chkunz

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    There are better choices for 600 yards, you want both accuracy and minimum wind drift.
     
  8. USMCDOC

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    All my winnings were won using the 75 gr Amax.. good bullet out to 900 yards.. but that last hundred yards is really stepping off into no mans land with that bullet.
     
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  9. johnfred1965

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    I don't know how much experimenting you have done with the 75 Hornady BTHP, but if your rifle is capable, then you should be able to get better accuracy with it. Different powders, seating depths etc. If you are only going to 600 yards, it is plenty of bullet with a good BC. I calculated about 750 yds to the trans sonic zone, starting them out at 2900. Of course I have always had a soft spot for Hornady bullets, good quality for the price, but if they keep going up, I may have to go elsewhere. Also, so far, Varget has given me my best accuracy.
     
  10. fourpower

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    at my home range a Mossberg mvp holds the record at 900 yds with a 70gr berger and varget powder. 4.59in 5 shot group @ 900yds.
     
  11. 6MT

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    I use 80gr Berger VLD's. Under 3/4moa to 800m.
     
  12. skiutah02

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    Here's a (admittedly cherry picked) target from the 2017 FClass MR Nationals that I shot using the 90vld in 223 Rem at 600yards. It was the 2nd highest score of the match (vs alot of 308s shooting 200.20x). Shows the 90vlds potential.

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  13. Mozella

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    Cherry picked or not, that's nice.
    Are you willing to publish your recipe? The regular stuff: action, barrel specifications, brass type/prep, powder type, charge weight, seating depth, underwear brand, favorite whiskey, and so-on.
     
  14. Jdne5b

    Jdne5b Silver $$ Contributor

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    Search his posts. You'll read for hours. Drew has the 90vld nailed down.
     
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  15. skiutah02

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    Savage PTA, Bartlein, 4-groove, 7tw, Heavy Palma 30 in, chambered with ISSF reamer by Anderson Buchanan (@boltman223 ), Lapua brass, neck turned to give 249 loaded round, Varget to give 2835fps, BR4s, 0.007 jammed, trimmed and tipped with Hoover system, Eliseo stock, Joypod, NF Competition. Hanes boxer briefs, Jack Daniels,

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  16. Mozella

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    Dang............ now I know why I'm a loser. I've been going commando and drinking cheap Scotch. Thanks for the recipe. I'll make the appropriate changes to my life style.
     
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  17. ZenArchery

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    Happy with my 69gr SMKs pushed by Varget
     
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