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Unread 05-26-2011, 01:19 PM
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Re: advice needed

Originally Posted by walserjack View Post
I forgot to mention that I dont reload ammo. I am bound to factory ammo only. I looked into the HSM VLD hunting bullits and I think Im gouing to try the 168 gr rounds but the berger website suggest a 1;13 twist for the 168. And 180 gr for 1;12 twist. My next question is will the 168 maintain stability and accuracy out to 500 yards? If not I will use the 180 grain VLD but will the 180 bullet be too long for my Rem 700? And which one will be more accurate overall? Dont forget, I have a 1:12 twist and 20 in heavy barrell .308. any input would be helpful.
The 168 gr bullet gives up some BC to the longer bullets which means that you have to do a little better job of reading/compensating for wind.

But, it is fully capable of shooting 1k.

More accurate depends entirely on your rifle's likes and dislikes and your attention to the load workup.

I think Palma shooters may be limited to 155 gr bullets and peep sights out to 1,000 yds.
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Unread 05-26-2011, 01:27 PM
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Re: advice needed

Pricey ammo if you not reload, plus you can't get anything customized for your chamber...
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Unread 05-26-2011, 01:52 PM
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Re: advice needed

I would look into Federal Gold Medal Match, Superformance Match, Hornady Match. All these are preferred loads by those who don't reload. May even want to find some military M118LR. It's out there and available. Just some suggestions.

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