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Why not factory ammo for lrh?

 
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:47 PM
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Why not factory ammo for lrh?

Hello all again.

Being a reloader myself, I still cant help thinking whats wrong with factory loaded ammo for lrh.

I have myself and some of my shooting buddys great succes with norma and hornady factory ammo, 0.5" groups 100yd

Why wouldn that be good enough, Just thinking about it.

I do know there are no limits when reloading yourself.
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:05 PM
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Re: Why not factory ammo for lrh?

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I have myself and some of my shooting buddys great succes with norma and hornady factory ammo, 0.5" groups 100yd
If you can find the bullet you want, in the weight you want, with a BC you can live with, and it shoots lights out in you rifle, then I see no problem with factory ammo.

Most folks just don't seem to have that kind of luck with factory ammo.

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Old 08-26-2009, 04:16 PM
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Re: Why not factory ammo for lrh?

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.
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Old 08-26-2009, 05:20 PM
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Re: Why not factory ammo for lrh?

Cost...plain and simple. I still spend as much, but get to put more than twice the number of rounds down range!

That and some of our rifles aren't chambered in standard cartridges.
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:43 PM
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Re: Why not factory ammo for lrh?

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.
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:41 PM
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Re: Why not factory ammo for lrh?

Yep, $40+ for a box of 20 Hornady 7mm mag. And for $60 I load about 100 Hornady 162gr SST.
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:31 PM
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Re: Why not factory ammo for lrh?

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.
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