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Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Quickfire1, Oct 26, 2012.
Hi everyone im looking for a good long rang ammo for 5-800 yrds does anyone have any good idea?
Well the questions start. Are you shooting a 12" gong or a 6ft target? Some Surplus ammo is outstanding, other then that handloads. If you start buying match ammo you better have deep pockets.
It is a 12" target or close to that size
An match ammo is a little bit out of my rang right now but not totally out of the question
You first need to find a type of ammo that your gun will shoot accurately.Not all rifles will shoot the same type of ammo well.
If you have some that will shoot moa or better at 100 yards,then it most likely will shoot good at farther ranges,but there are plenty of other variables that fall into play shooting at longer ranges.
Right i was kind of looking for my particular gun i have been shooting. Winchester super x through it an it has done well, but im a little worried that the the 150 grain bullet wont travel as well in the wind which never seems to stop around our farm
i am guessing that at the distance you're stated you want to shoot, that this target shooting? might want to step up to about 165 gr weight bullet so that it will not be as swayed by the wind. unless you reload, then probably premium or match grade ammo is about the best solution. you might have to try several different brands and types to find what is best suited for your rifle. premium or match grade ammo is usually much more expensive also.
might be good time to think about reloading. you can make ammo that is fine tuned to your rifle that is much more cost effective than the factory premium ammo.
I like to shoot 175gr Sierra Matchkings and 178gr Hornady bullets.
Hornady offers the 178gr in their ammunition-
HSM Ammunition offers factory ammo with both the 175gr SMK and the Hornady 178gr AMax
Midway USA offers several different brands of 308 Match grade ammo-
Ok thanks ill check it out an also look into the reload sidenof things
The Federal Gold Match with the 168 gr Sierra BTHP is the standard everyone else is judged against. Out to 600 or so, I would default to that load. 800 is a different animal. 175 is called for
168gr SMK's might get you to 800 but that is really pushing it. Lightest I would go is 175gr SMK's but my go to load for F-class is 185gr Berger VLD's in Laupa Brass over 44gr of Varget light up by a wolf Large Rifle Primer. That load is safe in my rifle and might not be safe in yours.
Ill give it a try i have not had alot of luck with any of the Federal ammo i have used