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What is you favorite caliber in 125 grains or less?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by viking499, Jul 17, 2021.

  1. viking499

    viking499 Member

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    What is your favorite centerfire caliber to shoot at paper or varmints or whatever else that is throwing a 125 grain or less sized pill down range? And why?

    Could be something that is factory loaded or reloaded by you for a certain application.
     
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  2. ZGunner

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    .308 loaded with a 110 gr hollow point.
     
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  3. doubleh

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    223 of course. I don't buy factory ammo.
     
  4. 792mauser

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    95 gr matchking.
     
  5. viking499

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    Is that your varmint or hunting load?
     
  6. JDGray

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    My R700 .243 really likes sub 100gr pills.
     
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  7. rayatphonix

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    6mm/.243. Lots of great choices; I’ve got 243 WSSM, 6mm AR 40 Turbo, 6mm Creedmoor & 6x45. I can shoot 55 grain all the up to 107 grain with a wide variety of quality bullets. I can hunt most anything I want in the east, and shoot steel out to 1200+ yards. All are accurate with little recoil. What’s not to like?
     
  8. FL-NC

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    I use Hornady 223 75 grain BTHP match for deer and hogs. Never lost an animal, extremely accurate. For a more "traditional" caliber, my wally world 700 in 243 does well with Winchester 100 grain power points.
     
  9. brunowbe

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    5.45x39. No recoil, accurate, nicknamed “poison bullet”.
     
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  10. CarJunkieLS1

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    7.92x33 AR pistol throwing the .323 diameter 125 HP, made exclusively for Grafs by Hornady. Very accurate and terminal performance on deer is unreal.

    Next is my AR-15 Wildcat called the 25 GPC. 90gr Sierra BTHP. It really is unreal accurate and lung shot or neck shot deer don't stand a chance.
     
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  11. horsemen61

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    I like a 120 grain/100 grain 107grain 95 grain to name a few
    Lol
     
  12. Vern Humphrey

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    I really like my .22 Hornet. The Hornet is like a red-headed woman -- exciting, alluring, frustrating. It took me 10 years to learn to make it shoot.
     
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    First place goes to 257 Roberts - 75gr to 120gr, efficient and powerful enough for its class.

    Second place goes to 22-250 with a 1:8-1:6.5 twist barrel - perfect for 55gr and up. I'm partial to the 75gr range. If folk started making 85gr+ hunting-class .224 bullets, this might just dethrone 257 Roberts as my favorite.
     
  14. someguy2800

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    7.62x39 either handloaded with 125 gr nosler ballistic tips, or factory wolf 124gr hp. If the range is over 250 ish yards or its windy then a 223 loaded with 75 gr hornady bthp's
     
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    6 Dasher.
     
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  16. Tentwing

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    25-06 in a 100gr Barnes TSX is some fast moving wicked medicine ……… ,but the same 25-06 with 120gr Sierra Game Kings is like the hammer of Thor on whitetails
     
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    .243 Ackley (but I have a 6 GT on order).
     
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    100gr. .243
     
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    223 with 69 grain bullet.
     
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  20. Archie

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    .257 Roberts.
     
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    Of what ive owned, .243 70gr B-tip, or .250Savage AI 115 berger VLD....
     
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  22. AMraider

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    .30 M1 Carbine 110 grain bullets. I don't hunt with it I just shoot paper and steel. Honestly I could just shoot it in the dirt berm and still be happy.
     
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  23. Phaedrus/69

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    5.56 with a 77gr Match bullet.
     
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  24. mshootnit

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    I am really excited to try these Weatherby Select 115 Gr. Ballistic tips in my Weathermark 257 Wby Mag.
    I also have a real tempting box of 120gr. Sierra Pro Hunters in 264 Cal. and if I could find a 260 Rem I would like to try it, or I may build one.
     
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    Ive got a decent supply of those 115 balistics, including a box of the CTs, if you like a few of them.
     
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