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Tenderribbs 02-25-2013 01:50 PM

Whats the objective of your load ?
Do you load for speed , accuracy , or just general plinking ? Just curious I have read where people load for speed. Me I want accuracy no matter the speed . In my head if you can't hit it t ain't no good anyways .peace .

kytowboater 02-25-2013 01:52 PM

My heads on wrong today.

locutus 02-25-2013 01:57 PM

How much accuracy do you need??????

Do you seek accuracy simply for the challenge of acquiring it??

Or do you have a need it for practical.

I've heard folks say that they wouldn't hunt elk of moose with any rifle/load that won't shoot into 1/2 MOA.

And I ask...WHY????

Trez 02-25-2013 02:40 PM

I just try to reload to the old military specs for my old military guns.... Ive found thats what usually works the best in them....

mrm14 02-25-2013 03:10 PM

I reload for accuracy.

nitestalker 02-25-2013 03:18 PM

what is accuracy? To a big game hunter 2 to 3 inches with 3 shots is workable. To a bench rest shooter it is the elusive one hole 5 shot group. To a serious stalker of big game it is a non issue he uses his skills to close on his prey like a Mountain cat.:eek:

cottontop 02-25-2013 03:23 PM


RUG3R44 02-25-2013 03:41 PM

I mostly plink nowadays so I mostly just use the published starting loads.

Apex-Predator 02-25-2013 03:48 PM

All my rifle handloads are for hunting, so fast and accurate make the list. I have several rifles, some are designated brush guns with more of a power focus with heavy bullets, others only come out the case if I know I am shooting a LOOOONG ways, for them accuracy is king and speed is queen. My "do it all" gun is my Tikka T3 6.5x5, at max load (and even hot load) of RL22 she will cut cloverleafs with the very slick 140gr SSTs, full on power, pinpoint accuracy and modern poly tip range, the best of all worlds, why compromise when you can have it all? :D
I actually have several really good loads for that rifle, the 120gr BT over a max dose of RL19 has killed more deer then the others, 3000+fps speeds, hits like a bullet train train no tracking has ever been needed they rarely even twitch, and makes pretty little holes on paper.

Sniper03 02-25-2013 03:59 PM

It depends on the weapon. Obviously with some of the older military rifles 3"-4" off the bench is good at 100 yards.
While with a hunting rifle 1-2 MOA at 100 off the bench is good. If you hunt Texas which I do. I want the rifle shooting 1 MOA or less at 100 yards due to the longer range shots in open country. If your making a 300 yard shot with a rifle shooting a 2 MOA Group at 100 you could be hitting 6 " off your aim point at 300 yards. With the 1 MOA Rifle 3"s. 6 is unacceptable at the longer ranges.
As far as my AR and Varmint Rifles I want 1 MOA or less at 100. I load all rounds for accuracy since I take enough human error to the field with me each time I go if you know what I mean!;) In addition when I load I load somewhere in the mid-range of the powder charge where I usually find the best consistent accuracy. Faster is not always better!


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