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Old 10-26-2013, 03:05 AM   #111
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i'm seeing a lot of BT, HP, and spitzer type bullets in 30 caliber 200 grs. or above available from MidwayUSA.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/915881/hornady-a-max-bullets-30-caliber-308-diameter-208-grain-boat-tail-box-of-100

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/1482403505/sierra-matchking-bullets-30-caliber-308-diameter-220-grain-hollow-point-boat-tail

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/291330/nosler-accubond-long-range-bullets-30-caliber-308-diameter-210-grain-bonded-spitzer-boat-tail-box-of-100

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/516233/berger-hybrid-target-bullets-30-caliber-308-diameter-230-grain-hollow-point-boat-tail-box-of-100

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/1482557247/sierra-matchking-bullets-30-caliber-308-diameter-240-grain-hollow-point-boat-tail

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/463054/hornady-match-bullets-30-caliber-308-diameter-225-grain-hollow-point-boat-tail-box-of-100

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/170956/berger-tactical-bullets-30-caliber-308-diameter-230-grain-hybrid-open-tip-match-box-of-100

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/882085/lapua-scenar-l-bullets-30-caliber-308-diameter-220-grain-jacketed-hollow-point-boat-tail-box-of-100

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/193241/nosler-accubond-bullets-30-caliber-308-diameter-200-grain-bonded-spitzer-boat-tail-box-of-50

plus a lot more if you start at 180 grs. and above.
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:17 AM   #112
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Horandy A-max 208 is for long range shooting.

Sierra Match kings are target bullets 220gr would be used for 800+ yards is big wildcat magnums like the 30-378 and other off the wall magnums that are meant to push a 220gr bullet supersonic out to 1200 yards.

Nosler Accubond are hunting bullets.

Berger Hybrids are another very good long range bullet as are their VLD and others.

You have to pick the right bullet for what you are doing.

A Nosler Accubond might have a variance in weight by .1 or .2gr. That is fine for a hunting bullet. You try using that in a 1000 yard match and you are going to just be spraying and praying.
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Horandy A-max 208 is for long range shooting.

Sierra Match kings are target bullets 220gr would be used for 800+ yards is big wildcat magnums like the 30-378 and other off the wall magnums that are meant to push a 220gr bullet supersonic out to 1200 yards.

Nosler Accubond are hunting bullets.

Berger Hybrids are another very good long range bullet as are their VLD and others.

You have to pick the right bullet for what you are doing.

A Nosler Accubond might have a variance in weight by .1 or .2gr. That is fine for a hunting bullet. You try using that in a 1000 yard match and you are going to just be spraying and praying.
i use a lot of Hornady bullets in many of my reloads with great results.

the Sierra MatchKings and GameKings are others i use as well with good results.

the next ones i am going to start trying out are the Barnes VLD TSX bullets.
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Berger is my goto bullet for everything anymore. Not saying hornady or sierrias are bad. Sierra has won just about every rifle shooting event out there.
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Berger is my goto bullet for everything anymore. Not saying hornady or sierrias are bad. Sierra has won just about every rifle shooting event out there.
my goal when reloading is to build the most accurate round i can for putting as small of groups in paper targets. so my concerns about expansion and penetration of no importance. i don't hunt anymore, so how well they work on game doesn't concern me either.

in your opinion, of those listed, which do you feel are the most accurate brand of bullets?
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So what's your setup? And what are the inexpensive optics you speak of?
My rifle is a Savage 10FLP, which is simply the left-handed version of the 10FP. The scope is a Bushnell Banner 6x18 in 50mm. It is just a regular hunting scope but it has worked great for target shooting. So far I have been able to keep up with shooters who are using more expensive equipment. There is one rifle I shot recently I wouldn't mind having. It was an Armalite .338 Lapua. I don't remember what the optics were but it was nice. It was a real pleasure shooting that rifle.
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I never have played with "match" bullets, but it is hard imagining anything shooting any better then my Sierra Game Kings/Pro Hunters and in some rifles my Hornady SSTs.
Yes I know "match" bullets are supposed to be more exactly made and better BC but at my local range I can get one hole groups, I would have to go far beyond 200 yards to see that difference.

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I never have played with "match" bullets, but it is hard imagining anything shooting any better then my Sierra Game Kings/Pro Hunters and in some rifles my Hornady SSTs.
Yes I know "match" bullets are supposed to be more exactly made and better BC but at my local range I can get one hole groups, I would have to go far beyond 200 yards to see that difference.
match bullets are more for shooting targets and not really optimum for hunting. you are more of a hunter and i am more a target shooter, so i have no concerns over penetration and expansion like you do.

with the groups you are getting, your bullets are working just fine.
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