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I just purchased a Remington 700 SPS Tactical, the short fat barreled one, in .223. My goal with this gun is to use it to spend some time at the range improving my long range shooting. I've only had experience shooting at 100 yards so far, and I want to get a foundation and work my way up calibers gradually. I'm not a novice, but not a very experienced shooter either.

I know that the .223 can be challenging beyond 200 yards, and that is partly why I decided to get this caliber over a .308. I want to shoot the **** out of it without punishing my arms, and learn more about long range ballistics.

I read that 63 or 77 grain loads are good with this gun for accuracy, but I'd like to get some more first hand opinions if possible.
 

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Thanks for the feedback.

I just ordered black hills ammo in 55 grain and 69 grain match king. I'll play with those and see how it works out. I paired up the gun with a Burris Fullfield II 3x9x40 with Ballistic Plex. The latter supposedly a good match for the ballistics of the .223. Looking forward to learning its ways.
 

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Yea... there was a guy here breaking 8" ballons at 400 yards with a .22 WMR. I shoot NRA Highpower with guys that shoot 3-4" groups at 600 yards with iron sights on AR 15s.
You mean from a regular old AR 15 or some custom jobs? What's a good brand ammo for accuracy? I don't have the time or resources at the moment to make my own loads, though I would love to learn more about the part that ammo plays in accuracy.
 
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