Reloading for my new savage model 10 HNTR


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glockky
December 1, 2012, 12:58 AM
I just got a new savage model 10 predator hunter in 223 , and its looks like a really nice rifle. It is a 1:9 twist.

There is so many different bullet weights out there, I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this rifle to give me a place to start. I hate to but a bunch of bullets just to try. thanks for the info in advance

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Kachok
December 1, 2012, 01:23 AM
What are you using it for? Varmint, deer, or target only?

glockky
December 1, 2012, 01:26 AM
Plan on being a varmint rifle that use to punch paper with a lot too.

Kachok
December 1, 2012, 01:39 AM
Nosler Ballistic Tips are hard to beat, the 55gr BT gets rage reviews. That is where I would start.
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/1758533930/nosler-ballistic-tip-varmint-bullets-22-caliber-224-diameter-55-grain-spitzer-boat-tail
I have a long history with Nosler and Serria, they make REALLY good stuff

Steve in PA
December 1, 2012, 02:18 PM
I have a Savage 12FV in .223 and I've shot everything from 45gr, 55gr and 75gr bullets with exceptional accuracy.

Choose your poison!

JLDickmon
December 2, 2012, 11:48 AM
best group I ever shot with my Savage was 2.5" at a measured 250 yards.

Nosler Ballistic Tips

roostershooter7
December 2, 2012, 11:55 AM
New guy here, but I have been reloading for my 223 rifles for a long long time.

With a 1:9 twist barrel I would stay with bullets that are 75 gr. and below. My 1:9 barrels like Hornady 75 gr. AMax bullets for deer and boars, and 62 gr. bullets for bobcat, coyote, and ground hog. You will get a lot of different opinions on what people think are the best brand. Find yours and stick with it.

I will add that I have found 55 gr. bullets to be the worst bullet for my rifles. As a matter of fact ... anything BUT 55 gr. will do. I have loaded super accurate loads using IMR 8208 XBR using a 50 gr. Hornady Vmax bullet.

I'm not partial to Hornady over any other brand. It is just what's available to me locally, and for the best price for the volume I load and shoot.

thump_rrr
December 2, 2012, 12:05 PM
Sierra 69gr Matchkings for a 1-9" twist would be the way I would go.

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