I have a .223 that I am starting to shoot again and was just wondering what some of your favorite loads are out there. I usually use imr 4350 for my other rifles but couldnt find any info for that powder for my .223. So i would appreciate your opinions on other powder choices I am looking to do some predator hunting with it is why I ask.
I also have a few questions on hide damage, first of all my understanding is that bullet speed will do the most damage on a hide so a slower travelling bullet of the right style (probably not a hollow point style) would do less damage than the same bullet travelling at faster speeds is this theory correct? If so would it be a good idea to stay under 3000 fps?
And recently I have heard of two theorys on hide damage in regards to some say the bullet should enter and exit as cleanly as possible ( hence a full metal jacket type of round) and the other theory is that the bullet should enter then expand rapidly to make alot of internal damage and then not exit ( like a ballistic tip type of round) what do you guys think?
Thanks for your time and any input you have.