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Old 11-19-2020, 09:48 PM   #1
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Default 223 federal fusion 62 grain

I hunt mostly with a iron sight Ruger 44 mag revolver and have a personal range limit of 50 yards with it, but I have a couple spots to set where a 200 yard shot is likely. I have a 16" Ar that I'll tote along as well. I'm aware of the limits on deer with a 223 and know I have to place the shot. The gun shoots 1/2" groups with this bullet. I haven't killed anything with this load and wonder how good it actually performs on deer from some people that have actually killed deer with it.
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Old 11-19-2020, 09:51 PM   #2
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If I was going to use the 223 that would be my choice the federal fusion in a 243 is a awesome round I dropped for deer today where they stood with the fusions in a 243 with the 223’s that would be the round i used
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Old 11-19-2020, 09:52 PM   #3
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Awesome! Body or neck shots they fall dead. I would buy some if I could find them. No luck any where.
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Old 11-19-2020, 09:53 PM   #4
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Also love the fusion in .243
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Old 11-19-2020, 09:55 PM   #5
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I bought a box 3 months ago. Thought I'd lost my mind paying 30.00 for a box of 223. I now I wish I'd bought 4 or 5 boxes. Can't find them anywhere.
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Old 11-19-2020, 09:57 PM   #6
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All the animals I shoot with fall down, dead.

.....and God Bless America.
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Old 11-19-2020, 10:16 PM   #7
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I was finding them pretty regularly up until 6 weeks ago. I bought a handful of boxes for a couple TBHers, but the last 6-7 times I’ve gone they’ve been out.
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Old 11-20-2020, 05:14 AM   #8
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Quote:
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I bought a box 3 months ago. Thought I'd lost my mind paying 30.00 for a box of 223. I now I wish I'd bought 4 or 5 boxes. Can't find them anywhere.
Just an fyi but the 62gr gold dot ammo is the exact same bullet and similar powder load. A lot of people say itís the exact same load if you can find it.
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Old 11-20-2020, 05:28 AM   #9
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My son killed his first buck at 80 yards with it .
Perfect vital shot went 30 yards tumped over Dead..
I've bought 12 boxes from Carter's Country..
But I've got three rifles that like it.. I need twelve more..
My SIL Works there so order and delivery is available lol..

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Old 11-20-2020, 10:36 AM   #10
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That's my go to pig and culling doe round, love it! Great terminal ballistics.
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Old 11-20-2020, 11:07 AM   #11
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no deer, but it works well on hogs
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Old 11-20-2020, 11:09 AM   #12
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My kids shoot that exact caliber and bullet. Have had great success with it
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Old 11-20-2020, 11:21 AM   #13
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I have not shot it out of a 223, but I love it. I shoot it out of my 270 and 243. Was also using it in a 3030 I had. I love the fusions.
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Old 11-20-2020, 04:27 PM   #14
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Thanks for all the feedback. All the info I've gathered has been very positive results on deer and pigs. It seem like it brings the 223 up to another level as a medium game caliber within reasonable yardage of course.
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Old 11-20-2020, 07:44 PM   #15
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I have harvest 3 deer between 130 & 200 with the 223 fusion and my son shot one at 100. They all run about 20-40 yards and pile up if put in vitals!!


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Old 11-22-2020, 10:55 AM   #16
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Same experience. My son shoots it out of a savage .223. He has killed a doe at about 55 yds that didn’t make it past the feeder and a buck at 80+ that didn’t run 40 yards.

I instruct for a “high shoulder” shot which will break the front shoulder and cause shock trauma to the central nervous system and upper vitals. But that kid has been put both in the deadly V and jellied the lungs.

Just be advised there won’t be an exit wound so trailing would be a challenge
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