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  1. The standard advice for using 223's at longer range is to get one with a fast-twist barrel - 1:8 or 1:9. Avoid the 1:12 and 1:14 twist ones (which are more common) as these may not stabilise heavier bullets. Again the standard adive for longer range 223 is to go for the heavier bullets - 69gn is a common starting point. That said, it depends what you mean by 'long distance shooting'. Many people would consider 300 to 500 (or 600) yards to be medium range, in which case any .223 would be fine. Long range starts at 800, which is where the heavier bullets have an advantage. 223 is very capab
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