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kris smith
10-07-2012, 10:12 AM
A high powered rifle round ? According to the sons of guns show it is ?

CK_32
10-07-2012, 10:14 AM
It is when you do nothing but yet some now redesign it and then make it "one of a kind"

Then it's more powerful than a 50BMG according the sons of guns testing.

RealFitness
10-07-2012, 10:20 AM
Words...

Technically yes... many High Powered Rifle Competitions allow 223 as the smallest (because its a service caliber)

People mock the 223 but consider this, it has 4x the energy of a 45 ACP

With a nice HP the 223 is a meat-grinder. with the wrong load (non fragmenting/expanding) then its little better than a 22lr lol

Look at some gel with a 223 hp, it makes a huge permanent cavity

tujungatoes
10-07-2012, 10:25 AM
55k psi and about 3000 fps...I'd say it's high powered.

17+1
10-07-2012, 10:37 AM
My understanding is a highpower rifle is any centerfire rifle that is chambered in a rifle caliber. A smallbore rifle would be a rimfire, usually 22LR.

kris smith
10-07-2012, 10:42 AM
Hmm I've never considered it high powered. I always comsider 308 30-06 7x57 8mm things like that high power

Mossy Man
10-07-2012, 10:59 AM
It's an intermediate cartridge.

CK_32
10-07-2012, 11:04 AM
What cares what it is.. Just load up and shoot it.

Either way it will be a defense. It might not blow his tongue out of his a** but it does tissue damage. Don't trust it don't use it..

Look at the ballistic gel tests and the scientific facts and not what an idiot names it. HP for HD/SD to destroy a target FMJ to slow/deter a threat for retreat or cover is my view on it.

L84CABO
10-07-2012, 11:11 AM
What the hell does, "high powered," mean? Is there a standard definition somewhere? Always thought that was a media term to strike fear into the hearts of sheep.

Divernhunter
10-07-2012, 12:13 PM
It must be.
According to some it is the only cartridge you need for anything.
Others will only use it on varmits or small game.
Your choice.

Its uses are varied according to the individaul and his desires/thoughts. If you think it is a good varmit cartridge ok. If you think it is a small game cartridge ok. If you think it is a big game cartridge ok. Each person can think what they want and if it works for them ok.

pyromensch
10-07-2012, 10:38 PM
It's an intermediate cartridge.

i think technically, it would be considered intermediate

It must be.
According to some it is the only cartridge you need for anything.
Others will only use it on varmits or small game.
Your choice.

Its uses are varied according to the individaul and his desires/thoughts. If you think it is a good varmit cartridge ok. If you think it is a small game cartridge ok. If you think it is a big game cartridge ok. Each person can think what they want and if it works for them ok.

but, the military uses it, to kill people.....must be considered high power

kendog4570
10-07-2012, 10:57 PM
A high powered rifle round ? According to the sons of guns show it is ?


No way.
But 5.56 is...:rolleyes:

Of course it is.