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Accuracy from commercial rounds

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by FITASC666, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. FITASC666

    FITASC666 Well-Known Member

    What commercially loaded hunting bullet is most accurate out of your rifle?
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2011
  2. Sav .250

    Sav .250 Well-Known Member

    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?
  3. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. TexAg

    TexAg Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. FITASC666

    FITASC666 Well-Known Member

    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.

  6. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    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.
  7. 451 Detonics

    451 Detonics Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. jogar80

    jogar80 Well-Known Member

    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.

    351 WINCHESTER Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. Sako Shooter

    Sako Shooter Well-Known Member

  11. 30Cal

    30Cal Well-Known Member

    The Hornady Light Magnum 140gr 7mm X 57 Mauser shot as good as my best handloads. Under an inch from my M70 Featherweight.
  12. 1stmarine

    1stmarine Well-Known Member

    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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