Originally Posted by Caknives
This is a great thread! I'm new to the STW world, I've got a line on some federal 160 grain factory ammo, any opinions? I'm set up to reload for mine , have 100 rnds of rem brass right now. Getting great groups with 75 grains of H 1000 and hornady sst 154's. any advice would b appreciated!
As was mentioned, Welcome to the Hood. Of all the brass out there, the Federal brass just won't hang around long. It is very soft, and it seems to loose it neck tension real quick.
Your Remington brass will give you more bang for the buck, ( pardon the pun). If you ever do run across any Winchester brass, that stuff is GOLD. Me personally, I have had the best accuracy, and longevity.
I really like the 154 Hornadys. As a matter of fact, I shot a few that I had loaded for this past deer season , this past Saturday. They shoot like a dream. Mine are the original Spire points, with the cannelure.
My personal favorite bullet at this time is the Barnes 145 LRX, or the 140 CT. Each person who owns and shoots the STW hs to pick and choose the right bullet, for the game to be had. Sometimes you will find a bullet that shoots well, BUT, performs horribly on game. Or, one that works well on target, but isn't consistent on paper. Both of which will create a lack of confidence when you squeeze the trigger. The three bullets I just mentioned work well for ME, and I hope that you will also find a perfect match for both accuracy, and terminal performance. And especially now, when the ones you REALLY want aren't to be found anywhere! Lots of good folks here, and boat load of experience too! Welcome Aboard!