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What's your favorite off the shelf .223 round for Yotes?

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I asked for the ammo area, so i thought I would start it off. Thanks ShooterJohn!I have only used the 45gn Winchester Varmint 40 packs (but not on any Yoyes yet).

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I've only shot the Black Hills 50g V-Max's out of my .223. It likes it. No yotes with it yet. :drinks:

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I talked with Dean Rowden, co-owner of Ten Percent Firearms in Taft, today and he mentioned that they have 10K rounds of Winchester white box .233 ordered and expect it to arrive next week. I think he said 55gr hp, but am not sure. He also said you guys will have to line up behind me to get it! :drinks:

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Any idea how much? Depending on price, maybe you could pick me up some since you can go there on your lunch hour. :drinks: Also, have you heard of any availability of the non-lead factory stuff?

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I've only shot the Black Hills 50g V-Max's out of my .223. It likes it. No yotes with it yet. :drinks:
Same here. Just switched to 50 NBT after running out of the 50 V-Max blue box. They make one heck of a hole. Cabelas doesn't show them anymore. Where can thse be purchased? If you don't mind my asking.

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I shot my first yote with the black hills 50gr v-max load. It worked so well I started handloading my own with the same bullet. Every yote scince then has been taken with a handload.

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Any idea how much? Depending on price, maybe you could pick me up some since you can go there on your lunch hour. :drinks: Also, have you heard of any availability of the non-lead factory stuff?
Dean didn't know the price but Win white box has always been a bargain even at a higher price than Costco charged when they could get it. I have talked to no one in the greater Bakersfield area, including Ten Percent Firearms, who is even thinking about non-lead ammo yet. Scary stuff huh?

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Yes it is scary. I guess they are thinking/hoping it will not happen or people will just keep buying the lead stuff. I guess if it goes through the dealers in the lead ban areas may get stuck with a bunch of ammo.Costco!?! I didn't know you could get ammo at Costco!!

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Costco!?! I didn't know you could get ammo at Costco!!
Whoops! I meant Walmart.

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Same here. Just switched to 50 NBT after running out of the 50 V-Max blue box. They make one heck of a hole. Cabelas doesn't show them anymore. Where can thse be purchased? If you don't mind my asking.
I shoot Red Box, I have found them at Midway but they won't ship to my door because I live in Sacramento. I ended up getting my last 50 rounds through Cabela's.

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Thats why I reload, 55 grain nosler spitzer.

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Wenchester white box 50 gr soft points got tierd of not finding them Thats what got me reloading . reloads are same speed and bullet.

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Winchester 45 JHP, but still haven't seen any on the shelves. I still have a couple hundred rounds left.db

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I talked with Dean Rowden, co-owner of Ten Percent Firearms in Taft, today and he mentioned that they have 10K rounds of Winchester white box .233 ordered and expect it to arrive next week. I think he said 55gr hp, but am not sure. He also said you guys will have to line up behind me to get it! :signs1180lq:
Just an update on what the ammo is. I was reading a post by 10% over at calguns and they listed the ammo as Winchester Q3131. That is 55gr FMJ. He also listed a price of $11 a box or $10 a box if you buy 500 rnds. From what I am finding, that is about as good a price as you will find these days. I just don't know if I need/want a bunch of FMJ. I think I will pick up 3-5 boxes though for targets/sighting in. That way I don't have to expend my precious Winchester 45gr varmint (though if the lead ban goes through I won't be able to use them).

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Thats why I reload, 55 grain nosler spitzer.
Wenchester white box 50 gr soft points got tierd of not finding them Thats what got me reloading . reloads are same speed and bullet.
hey, those of you reloading .223, once you have all the equipment (I have a Lee Turret press I have never setup) how much does it cost you per finished round?

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Just an update on what the ammo is. I was reading a post by 10% over at calguns and they listed the ammo as Winchester Q3131. That is 55gr FMJ. He also listed a price of $11 a box or $10 a box if you buy 500 rnds.
I stopped by the shop at 2:20 p.m. today and there was big delivery truck there and the driver was walking around looking for anyone who would accept the order. I asked him what he had and he said, "ammo". A note on the door said, "delivery man, call me and I will be there in 10 minutes, Wes". Forgot to mention yesterday that Dean said they were taking a three-day holiday and going pig hunting.FMJ? Forget it! Got more than I will ever shoot.

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Black Hills blue box in the 50 grn V-Max. Works well on coyotes and ground squirrels if it is all that is handy. I actually prefer the 60 grn V-Max for coyotes but it just doesn't shoot out of my favorite coyote gun. 50 grn groups much better and that is more important than a touch more energy downrange anyway. I was shooting the moly bullets for a while but they were out of stock so I've been ordering the regular, seems to shoot just fine. UPS man just brought me some more tonight. I order from Midway, I've seen Cabela's has them as well. One of my buddies shoots Ultramax reloads with a 50ish grain Nosler Ballistic Tip and those seem to be good rounds as well.Ammo prices sure have gone up a bunch. I was in a Sportsmens Warehouse for the first time yesterday and I'm just hoping they are expensive, because 17hmr ammo shouldn't be $13 box! I can (or could the last time I was there a few months ago) buy it off of the shelf at Bi-Mart for 9.99/box and no tax.

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I stopped by the shop at 2:20 p.m. today and there was big delivery truck there and the driver was walking around looking for anyone who would accept the order. I asked him what he had and he said, "ammo". A note on the door said, "delivery man, call me and I will be there in 10 minutes, Wes". Forgot to mention yesterday that Dean said they were taking a three-day holiday and going pig hunting.FMJ? Forget it! Got more than I will ever shoot.
Yeah I guess I should have told you they were closed today when you accidentally called me. :rolleyes: I was there at 12 when they were scheduled to be open, Wes was there, but not open and clearly in a hurry. He told me he was closed, but if I knew what I wanted and was quick he could do it. I was in and out in less than a minute with my C-products 10rd mag. :lol:

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hey, those of you reloading .223, once you have all the equipment (I have a Lee Turret press I have never setup) how much does it cost you per finished round?
I don't know the cost but it is worth it. You can really find what your gun likes reloading. I just started a few months ago I like it.I have lee to it works good for me for what I do.

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I've never broke it down and figured it out. I imagine it's probably alot cheaper than most factory varmint ammo but I really do it to gain accuracy.

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I guess if you are doing a lot of competition or target shooting, the improved accuracy would be justifiable. For me, so far, factory ammo has been good enough for varmints/hunting. I'm sure we all lead busy lives, but I have to struggle to get time to shoot. That's why I have never setup my Lee stuff, I just don't have the time to reload. Though I am finding my youngest (3 yrs old) loves hanging out in the garage and playing, so if I was reloading while my 3yr old was playing....my wife would love the break from 3yr old madness. :DWith this whole Lead Ban dog poop right on our heals, I guess I am going to have to shoot the barnes stuff, and I am sure it will be cheaper to reload.

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Only thing mine has shot is a moly coated 55 gn vmaxAnd it minces the squeeks pretty good nothing else yet. Oh has gotten a few rabbits.

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I guess if you are doing a lot of competition or target shooting, the improved accuracy would be justifiable. For me, so far, factory ammo has been good enough for varmints/hunting. I'm sure we all lead busy lives, but I have to struggle to get time to shoot.............
Once you get into reloading for accuracy you will never be satisfied with factory ammo and "good enough" accuracy. :) Accuracy is always justifiable no matter what shooting sport you're into. A .223 that will shoot .25 groups will kill more squirrels, further out, than say a .22-250 or .220 swift that only shoots .70 groups.I got one of those portable reloading stands from Midway and I drag it into the living room. This way you can pop in a video for the kids to keep 'em occupied while dad cranks out some ammo. :rolleyes:

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