nowadays factory ammo comes with so many different bullets including the " premium
" high bc ones. i shot some groups out of my 300 wm that any handloader would be proud of. . less than 1/4 inch. the last time i went big game hunting i used factory ammo. first time in 25 years.
I use factory ammo, but it aint cheap, $39. a box. I use Hornady Heavy Magnum and so far I like it. I try to buy a few boxes online every month as I get my paycheck. It used to be $28. a box so I may have to go back to relaoding at some point in time. For now I am shooitng hte hottest stuff I can afford. But then again I dont shoot enough rounds to make reloading worth the effort. Good luck deciding.
At the cost of today's factory ammo, there's no way I could afford to shoot as much as I do now. I've been reloading for over 25 years and I have built up quiet a supply of bullets, powder, primers, reloading gear and knowledge. I can set down at my leisure, or at a minutes notice, and crank out any amount of "custom", accurate rounds for any of my rifles or pistols, no matter what the game.
Reloading is my hobby, shooting a lot is just a by product. My shooting bench is on the back porch and my target back stop is a 100 yards away, so I just step out back to do load development. When I develop a load that meets my scrutiny and criteria's at that distance, I drive across the road to my 600 yard range and try them there. I don't usually settle for 1/2" @ 100 yards, oh, and it has to be fast. JohnnyK.