Hornady .308 caliber 168g BTHP Match
I just tried these side by side with the Sierra 168 MK BTHP Match. The Hornady's are more consitent in weight and (at least out of my stick) more consistently accurate. Out of 100 bullets, 84 of them were at 168 or 168.1 grains. 7 were at 168.2-168.3 grains. 5 were at 168.4-168.5 grains and 4 were just under 168 (167.8 to 168.9) grains. Thats 100 bullets within .7 grains of each other. Not too bad for mass produced factory bullets! All rounds were weighed on a Chargemaster 1500. The Sierra's didn't even come close! Accuracy was excellent out of my 22" Douglas barrel: 100 yard groups in the .3's, 200 yarders in the .5's and 300 yarders in the .8's. One 5 shot 300 yard group had the first three in .182", the 4th in .365" and the 5th made the group expand to .877". I should have stopped with 3 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
The Hornadys are about $5 a hundred cheaper than the Sierra's, too. If any of you like to poke paper or bang gongs with your 308's, you should give them a try. Anyone else tried them?
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