Accuracy from commercial rounds


November 15, 2011, 12:53 PM
What commercially loaded hunting bullet is most accurate out of your rifle?

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Sav .250
November 15, 2011, 01:14 PM
Lets help this along some. What commercially loaded bullet is most accurate out of "YOUR" rifle? What manufacture? What gr weight? How many different makes have you tried in order to get to YOUR best accuracy?
What cal are you referring too?

November 15, 2011, 01:17 PM
Federal Gold Match.

But the only way to REALLY get the most out of accuracy is handloading with some measurements and trial and error with different bullets.

November 15, 2011, 01:28 PM
Well, in my Rem 700 .30-06 Federal Fusion 150 grain does 1 MOA. In my Win SX-AR .308, Hornady 150 grain SST does slightly less than 1 MOA.

November 15, 2011, 01:30 PM
SAV .250

The whole idea of my question was to see if there is a trend or pattern that could be distilled from the answers. I'm looking for a general appreciation.


Art Eatman
November 15, 2011, 02:01 PM
I tried the Federal Premium High Energy in my '06, and it was sub-MOA. Same for the Federal ammo for my .243, with the Sierra 85-grain HPBT.

Otherwise, for me it's all handloads.

451 Detonics
November 15, 2011, 03:01 PM
Some of the best (read accurate) ammo I have found in a number of calibers ranging from 22-250 up through 300 Whisper are the offerings from Hornady loaded with their A-Max or V-Max bullets. These bullets are some of the finest bullets available unless you want to spend the money for custom turned bullets as far as I am concerned.

November 15, 2011, 03:22 PM
Out of my Rem 700P, Federal match 168gr does better than .5moa. You specified hunting... My Browning X-bolt micro-hunter in .308 does .5 moa with Hornady superformance 150gr SST. I just bought that ammo to try it out this past weekend and was pretty shocked with the results. I still cant believe that rifle shot like that. Amazing.

November 15, 2011, 04:03 PM
If you are willing to spend the time and money to work up loads you will most likely beat any factory ammo. Some calibers of factory ammo are loaded to stricter tolerances than others, i.e. the .222 vs the .30-30. The .222 will win every time shot from identical rifles. Some specific lots of ammo can be very accurate and then the next lot can be much worse.

Sako Shooter
November 15, 2011, 05:33 PM

November 15, 2011, 06:48 PM
The Hornady Light Magnum 140gr 7mm X 57 Mauser shot as good as my best handloads. Under an inch from my M70 Featherweight.

November 15, 2011, 06:52 PM
What caliber are you looking for? Could you narrow this down.
Otherwise this question is too generic. Too many good options for almost anything you can think of.

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