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Has anyone had success in stabilizing Sierra MatchKing 69 grain in their 1 in 12 twist chambered for the .223 Remington? How about the Hornady 60 grain hollow point?
 

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Had a Ruger M77 VT with a 1/12. Shot the best with 50 and 55 grain BT. It would do okay with a 60 grain Sierra but didn't seem to like the other 60s I tried and nothing heavier.
 

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69 gr would keyhole as would 62gr MFJ ie M855 ball. I would stick to shorter 60 gr jacketed lead bullets. Best would be 50-55 gr projos. Try the 52gr BTHPs for a accurate load in a 1:12 bbl. I've got to stock up on those for my wifes 18" Green Mountian 1:14 AR.


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Thanks, sort of thought that was the score but wanted second opinions. Gonna stick with the 52 grain Sierra MatchKing type with the 1 in 12 for now and add a switch barrel in 1 in nine for 600 yards. Thanks, Bill.
 

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The 60 gr HP like the hornady say they will stabilze in a 1:12 twist. The 60/62/64 gr berger HP/V are made just for that perpuse. Its bullet length to diameter ratio not weight thu we discribe it that way ofton.
 

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A .223 with 1/12, if it stabilizes a 60 grain bullet at all, it still wont be accurate at longer ranges (300 yards +). At least that's my experience. YMMV.
 
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