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Best 168 grain match bullet

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Redneck with a 40, Feb 14, 2010.

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  1. Redneck with a 40

    Redneck with a 40 Member

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    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?
     
  2. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Member

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    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.
     
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    Matchkings work well for me but I've never tried the hornady to compare. What are you putting them in?
     
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    The 175gr AMAx shoots better in two of my 308s.
     
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    Taurus 617 CCW Member

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    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!
     
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    I've had good luck with the Matchkings for 300-500 yards in my Savage F T/R using varget.
     
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    I like matchkings. I've not tried a-max's (do like the sst's though) and I've never shot a nosler.
     
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    .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.
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  10. BsChoy

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    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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