Best 168 grain match bullet


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Redneck with a 40
February 14, 2010, 09:48 PM
I've got a few hundred Nosler 168 gr hpbt's that I've been loading and they have performed well. Since I'm getting low on these, I'm thinking of trying something different, I'm looking at matchking's or the Hornady Amax. Which bullet do you guys like best? Should I just stick with the Nosler's?

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ArchAngelCD
February 15, 2010, 02:00 AM
I have shot Nosler, Hornady and Sierra 168gr Match bullets and I like the Sierra bullets best. When I can't find Sierra I buy Hornady and don't mind too much. Nosler just cost too much here where I live and don't perform any better than the Sierra bullets IMO.

jr_roosa
February 15, 2010, 03:18 AM
Matchkings work well for me but I've never tried the hornady to compare. What are you putting them in?

NuJudge
February 15, 2010, 06:47 AM
Since I can't tell the difference between Noslers and Sierra Match Kings, I go with the Noslers. I also like the price difference with Nosler's cosmetic seconds:
http://www.shootersproshop.com/index.php?p=11&b=8&s=363&t=Custom Competition

kelbro
February 15, 2010, 07:24 AM
The 175gr AMAx shoots better in two of my 308s.

Taurus 617 CCW
February 15, 2010, 09:13 AM
Originally quoted by NuJudge: Since I can't tell the difference between Noslers and Sierra Match Kings, I go with the Noslers. I also like the price difference with Nosler's cosmetic seconds:
http://www.shootersproshop.com/index...s=363&t=Custom Competition


Doh! You already beat me to it. You also get a quantity discount when you buy 1000 or more. I use the same bullets and they are great!

atlanticfire
February 15, 2010, 07:10 PM
I've had good luck with the Matchkings for 300-500 yards in my Savage F T/R using varget.

gearheadpyro
February 15, 2010, 09:41 PM
I like matchkings. I've not tried a-max's (do like the sst's though) and I've never shot a nosler.

~z
February 16, 2010, 08:42 AM
.308 SMKs are great out to trans sonic but seem to drop from the sky at around 1250yds for me. The Noslers and Amax do not appear to have this issue, however (in my experience) were not as accurate at 1000yds. I read something on this somewhere cant remember it may have had something to do with the angle or length of the boat tail.
~z

BsChoy
February 16, 2010, 09:50 AM
I had a 308 a couple of years ago that shot the Hornady 168 Amax into 1 hole at 100yds with its favorite powder. Even the 2nd best groups were quite impressive.

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