What would be the best overall bullet grain to use?

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    What would be the best overall bullet grain to use?

    I'm currently paying on an Bushmater AR-15 and in the meantime I want to get stocked up on reloading supplies for the 223. What would be the best overall bullet grain to use as plinking, varmits and of course self defense in the event the SHTF?

    Oh......I'm taking donations to get that lonley Bushmaster out of lay away if anyone feels sorry for a poor Texan just trying to satisfy his craving for more power!!! J/K
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    I like 55grn. The groundhogs hate em' though.

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    55fmj is the cheepest to buy and load... fmj is not a good choice for for much more then punching paper...

    will it kill? sure, a 22lr will kill, but you have to have vary good at shot placement
    or plan on lots of extra rounds on target

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    I used the Sierra 55 grn spitzers on rockchucks (like groundhogs) and coyotes. The chucks exploded, the dogs dropped like a rock. Never saw a need to try anything else.
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    Thanks for y'all's info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndsupporter View Post
    I What would be the best overall bullet grain to use ...
    When did we abandon the term bullet weight?

    I'd never seen "bullet grain" until I started hanging around this site, and I've been shooting a long, long time.
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