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Why not factory ammo for lrh?

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Unread 08-26-2009, 09:53 PM
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Re: Why not factory ammo for lrh?

Originally Posted by pretex View Post
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.
There is nothing wrong with factory ammo if it has good long range bullets and performs
in your rifle.

There is definitely better factory ammo out there now as compared to 20 years ago but it is

If you only hunt with the rifle then 2 or 3 boxes of factory ammo should last many years and
there is no need to reload. But if you shoot a lot then reloading is cheaper and more satisfying.

If you find a factory load that shoots well @ 100 yards it may not do well at longer distances
because of the cheep bullets in some of there ammo. so look for the stuff that uses premium
bullets. (The same as those you reload with)

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Unread 08-26-2009, 10:19 PM
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Re: Why not factory ammo for lrh?

I have run into a problems with factory ammo. Ishoot a 7mm rum and was trying the rem scirrocos and could only get a 1 inch group. After checking a lot of things i chrono the rest of the box and there was a 181fps diff.I started reloading and my shots were consistent. May be i got z bad batch when they were on back order not sure. Theres not alot to select from when u own a 7 rum
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Unread 08-27-2009, 06:00 PM
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Re: Why not factory ammo for lrh?

I will only shoot hand loads. Factory ammo is over $100 for a box of 20 .338 Lapua Mag shells. For a little more money I can load 100 rounds. A no brainer, I would ned to win the lotery to afford to the factory stuff as much as I shoot.
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