.223 Varmint Load

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Since its inception, we have always regarded the .223 cartridge (5.56 NATO) as a varmint load.

Well, now we have our hands full of varmints, so perhaps we have the perfect tool for the task.

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  1. The picture of Jeff Cooper is fine, but your lead would be offensive to him. If I remember correctly, Jeff Cooper was a proponent of 7.62X51mm & developed the first so called “Scout” rifle aroung the cartridge. Also favored the 1911 Colt pistol platform and was a prime mover & shaker in the development of the Bren 10.

    As for the 5.56mm/.223; the cartridge went to war before it went varmint hunting. The specs are different between the NATO 5.56 & commercial .223Rem chambers. Either one will do the “varmint” control quite well with the proper bullet & round placement within the effective ranges. 7.62X51 NATO rules in the hands of a real rifleman.

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