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223 target ammo and scope

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by vaupet, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. vaupet

    vaupet Active Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Belgium, Europe
    I'm tooling up to take my Anschutz 1770 for serious target shooting at 100 and 300 metres.
    Which ammo should I use? (barrel length 50 cm or 20", 1 in 12 rifling)?
    Does Boattail ammo offer any advantages?
    Does anyone have serious self-loading tips?

    Scope: Up to now, the scope is going to be the Leupold mark4 or the Schmidt & Bender PMII with an edge on the S&B.
    Leupold mk4, 4.5-14x50 is 1667 €, S&B PMII 4-16x15 is 1870 €

    Any thoughts?

    Currently, i'm getting 1.5" groups at 100 metres standing off a harris bipod with NikkoStirling optics and S&B 55grs FMJ factory ammo, trigger is set at 2.5 lbs.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2010

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