69gr TMK Experience

Backpack Hunter

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Just checking to see if anyone has had any experience with the 223 69gr TMK. I've got a 1:9 twist 16" barrel I think it would run ok in I just haven't ever used it. Let me know any experiences, good or bad. Thanks!
 

Formidilosus

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Just checking to see if anyone has had any experience with the 223 69gr TMK. I've got a 1:9 twist 16" barrel I think it would run ok in I just haven't ever used it. Let me know any experiences, good or bad. Thanks!

What is your use for? Targets, varmints, big game?
 

sram9102

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I'd only have one rifle for hunting everything in Indiana if 223 was legal for deer here. No experience with TMK's but smk's have been rough on everything I have ever put one in.
 

Chris86

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My preference is a 77gr SMK in an 18" 1/7 twist. Obviously shot placement is key. Significant meat damage on the whitetail I took (lunged). Headshot a Caribou at 128 yards, dropped immediately. just know where your rifle hits with that specific load and don't take a shot in the field that you haven't taken/practiced before.
 
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