Originally Posted by sharpshooter1997
Yea, I dont want exotic bullets I just want to know what the highest quality bullet is that you can buy at the store. I don't want to buy off the Internet.
I've got about 15 different kinds that I get in stores and on the 'net...
You can find Federal Automatch at most Walmarts/gun stores...pretty decent stuff.
Blazer is made by CCI, just using a less expensive case...no other quality changes...so bulk box prices are nice.
Winchester Western is an interesting round...only problem I've seen is the very occasional low powder load...like 3 in a 525 box
Centurion & American Eagle is slightly harder to find, but good quality.
Target and Match ammo is usually the Hardest to find...but many gun stores keep at least one/two boxes on hand.
CCI Target/Standard Velocity (Omark Industries) is actually used in Biathelons...great stuff
slightly harder to find in stores is Winchester Standard Velo 40-gr.
While Remington Target Ammo is fairly easy to find, it does also tend to have the same issues as RGB's & Thunderduds...just not as often.
I've been using Remmy Target in my High Standard model B...its precise as long as you don't get a squib or low powder load.
I flatly refuse to use Remmy ammo in long guns anymore...strictly pistols, because poking stuck bullets out of a barrel with a cleaning rod ain't fun.
Eley Match...pricey, but worth it if you need to have total consistancy.
Same for Fiocchi Exacta Super-Match, Lapua's Polar Biathelon, Dynamit Noble RWS, Rottweil RWS Premium & Professional...they all work rather well.
The only thing is...you have to "Match" your barrel to your ammo, which requires a LOT of testing...and log books...and time
So if you are going to limit yourself to strictly local stores...look for "Target" and "Match" ammo,
buy as much as you can afford, and test it...and log every shot. One will do better than the others...
then you go buy tons of that and stick with it for the rest of that gun's life
Oh, here's a good writeup showing the differences and a few brands I've never used...