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Hornady's new 70gr .223 GMX Bullet
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady's new 70gr .223 GMX Bullet Reply with quote

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awesome article on the trap....Ive got some really big plastic bags that hold 30-40 litres of water...only work for one shot but bullets dont go through them Ive also used 3-4 bottles in a row that stopped projectile and just tipped it out of still full but leaking bottle...I could wait till SWMBO is not looking and knock over one of the sheep...however the bullet hole in forequarter roast would probably give me away.


this is 125grn nosler ballistic tip at 100 yards from 7.62x39mm so should be 2200fps ish
subject Arapawa ewe short wool.



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady's new 70gr .223 GMX Bullet Reply with quote

thats out hole/crater on neck you can see fragment of jacket in line with tip of projectile about 1" below it on my screen.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady's new 70gr .223 GMX Bullet Reply with quote

Elvis, did you plan to eat that?!?!??!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady's new 70gr .223 GMX Bullet Reply with quote

Wow, some exit wound. Did it hit her spine and explode?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady's new 70gr .223 GMX Bullet Reply with quote

I like this idea. The rubbers crumbs are used for playgrounds and walkways.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT8YCey0hPE

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady's new 70gr .223 GMX Bullet Reply with quote

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Elvis, did you plan to eat that?!?!??!
hell yes. didnt loose anymore than a neck chop or two.
just had sausages for tea that were made with venison and front half of "Maa Baa"
it worked out perfect, I thought I had her cold at 30 yards so had loaded a subsonic round but cunning ol girl had moved off. I swapped out loads and watched her through scope till she turned side on then reached out for one more tender mouthful then put her lights out PERMANENTLY ..no more will she lead the other sheep away when we trying to round them up. Very Happy
who said .308 wont work in x39mm Scratch
who said it not fast enough to expand Scratch
and yes Mac it took out spine/neck..quite well I thought Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:35 am    Post subject: Re: Hornady's new 70gr .223 GMX Bullet Reply with quote

those few barnes 50 grn loads take red deer down with chest shots no trouble at all....... so far I think weve taken 6 with them without issues.
also taken a few pigs,nothing huge but 80lb sow at 175ish yards took two both too far back and tipped over.
I have great faith in these (David vs Goliath) loads and always carry half a dozen of them incase we encounter a deer.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:24 am    Post subject: Re: Hornady's new 70gr .223 GMX Bullet Reply with quote

Elvis, thanks for reporting back. Contrary to the threads title, the 70gr .223 GMX isn't new anymore. Hornady has come out with a 2nd generation expansion cavity with their "new" 55gr .223 GMX and its expansion is very impressive. In close, it will triple its diameter if shoot from a 1:8 twist or faster. It is sensitive to twist rate. I have found some of the Barnes bullets expand more with faster twist rates (.277 110 TTSX) but I haven't tested the .223 Barnes bullets enough to tell.



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Hornady's new 70gr .223 GMX Bullet Reply with quote

bump.....

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