keltec 223 rounds
Posted 12 April 2011 - 08:48 PM
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Posted 12 April 2011 - 10:07 PM
Howdy,I'm a bit of a noob myself, but here's some of what I've learned. The KTs aren't know for superb accuracy. You might get lucky, try different kinds of ammo. A semi-auto is sensitive to ammo consistency, it affects the operation and timing of the bolt, etc. For an inexpensive and accurate .223, I got a Savage bolt action gun, get all the features you can afford (accutrigger, accustock) and a good scope, not a package deal. Someday maybe an accurate AR...$$$My brother's KT recoils more than my Savage. Lighter, and I think the bolt slamming back and forth makes it feel like it recoils more...this may or may not affect accuracy. Still not really what I'd call "recoil", but I find it irritating that it's hard to watch your shot hit though. All that said, try shooting it for accuracy. Now that I think about it, seems like most of my rabbit shots weren't very far, I like to walk, spot, stalk, so the KT accuracy might be sufficient. Seems they're 3" at 100yds, so you're probably good out to 100. I imagine getting good at shooting them on the run with a semiauto would be a lot of fun. .223 poly tips will blow rabbits to bits. Or at least turn them inside out, etc. If you want to eat them, headshots only. Or use non-expanding bullets, they don't blow them up, but you have to watch what's behind your target as the bullets ricochet all over instead of coming apart. Have fun!
hey guys were would i find info on what grain buillet would wor best with my keltec 223 ?she used to be a spray and pray paper target queen but with rabbit season coming up and a new scope on her im thinking of trying some polymer tip hunting rounds and going after some jacks and cotton tails . 223 isnt to much of an over kill for rabbits is it im new to the bullet weight barrel spiral stuff and would like to get more informed. i didnt think it made that much of a deal but i think i was sadly mistaken thanks
Posted 13 April 2011 - 06:17 AM
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Posted 13 April 2011 - 12:14 PM
I don't think it's illegal to hunt with FMJ, but I don't know, you better check. You will probably have to headshoot them with any kind of soft or hollow point. Close range running wouldn't be too hard I don't think. I practice on old wooden cable spools rolling down hill.+1 on what shoot-it said.
well i had planed to try some of the recipies i have seen posted on here for crocked rabbit and taters so i dont want them inside out . i thought you couldnt hunt with fmj so i was looking for soft or polymer tipped can you rabbit hunt with fmj ?i havent tried to reach out 100 yards with this gun yet it does pretty good at 30 to 50 iron sights but now i got a scope for her and want to try some 100 yarders and were i target shoot seen alot of rabbits so i thought i could do a multi task thing target shoot and get some dinner at the same time once season opens for cottons rapid fire its not very acurate but when i slow down and single shot it its not to bad
Posted 13 April 2011 - 12:53 PM
I had my Hawke scoped KelTec shooting 1-MOA at 100-yards (with cool barrel) and it was consistently slamming bowling pins at 200-yards.
Posted 13 April 2011 - 01:15 PM
Posted 13 April 2011 - 03:15 PM
Well, almost......... I have had some hit with a .22 mag that would give a .223 a run for it's money on carnage. CCI 40gr hp's are absolutely explosive. Nowhere's close to meat friendly (but great for pics or soup). Hard to beat the ole .22lr for rabbits you want to eat.
If you have access to a 22lr, 22 mag, 17hmr these are great rabbit rifles they don't destroy the meat.
Posted 13 April 2011 - 03:56 PM
Posted 13 April 2011 - 05:59 PM
Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:21 PM
You tend to lose a lot of meat sometimes. It never bothered me much because I really don't care for jack rabbits, (cottontail's another story) but a guy we would hunt with would take all the jacks he could get for the family.
I've never shot rabbits with .22mag, but it definitely blows up squirrels, even with just soft points.
Posted 14 April 2011 - 05:26 AM
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Posted 14 April 2011 - 06:35 PM
Its for grownups no training wheels.
Hey TD, that bow that the little green archer has is missing some wheels!
Posted 08 May 2011 - 06:35 PM
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