Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by KYregular, Jan 11, 2018.
Thanks for the links.
I've seen lots of positive reviews on the terminal performance, likening them to the old trophy bonded bear claw, in both .223 and .22-250, the worst reviews involved an individual who tried one load with one powder and gave up, and several complaints about the rcbs seating stem damaging the protected points. My .223 is a 1:12 and the .22-250 is a 1:14 (the partitions grouped about 1.5" at 50yds) so I'm figuring that the 64 gr might be the ticket for hide saving/self defense/light game and the blem price makes things less risky, and good for yote volume shooting (they're plentiful in the wyobraskakota region). I will advise that I'm putting a lot of faith in Nosler trying them in the -.250 as jbm stability says they're in the red even at 3200 fps.
I would think the Nosler Parts would work well for SD.
I haven't used them in .22 for anything but the ones I have used in other calibers seemed to perform as designed, front opens fairly quick, back holds together.
A nice bonded bullet might be a good choice as well.
Maybe these, decent price on 1000.
But 62gr so maybe to heavy.
I haven't run tests on them but they are a bonded bullet so should slower expanding than the usual stuff for varmints but designed to kill soft skinned game quickly.
Military bullets are not allowed to be expanding in general so they are not designed to expand. (Geneva Convention) There have been some clever tricks to get around this, marginal stabilization hopefully they tumble on impact, designed to fail and split on impact etc...
For shooting anything soft I would want an expanding bullet.
12"-18" is considered ideal penetration for SD for pistol bullets so you want decent penetration. Think maybe through a jacket, through an arm, through a jacket again, jacket again, and into the boiler room would be sort of a worst case not behind cover sort of situation and not wearing armor. (I sure there are other worse ones but I could see this one as a real possibility)
I shot one out of a 22" 1/12 twist 223 and hit a coyote at 235 yds. Pretty much flipped him and took out the better part of his throat. Would have doomed a deer with that hit too.
Snuffy did some tests on .223 hunting bullets
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