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Old 05-09-2010, 11:21 AM
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If you couldn't load your own ammunition...

If you couldn't load/reload your own ammunition, what would you buy off the shelf?

I'm not at a point that I can start to load my own stuff yet. I don't have any of the equipment, nor do I even know how to use any of it. I'm wondering what some of you would do if you suddenly could no longer reload your own stuff and had to buy off the shelf to use for hunting.

I've got a few I'm looking at but thought I would wait to see what some of you said. Thanks for your time.


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Old 05-09-2010, 11:28 AM
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Re: If you couldn't load your own ammunition...

Do you mean which chambering or which factory load in a given chambering?

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Old 05-09-2010, 12:12 PM
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Re: If you couldn't load your own ammunition...

depends on what you were looking to do with it. some of my top choices would be 223, 308, 300wm, 270, 280, 7rm.
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Re: If you couldn't load your own ammunition...

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Old 05-09-2010, 01:00 PM
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Re: If you couldn't load your own ammunition...

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If you couldn't load/reload your own ammunition, what would you buy off the shelf?

I'm not at a point that I can start to load my own stuff yet. I don't have any of the equipment, nor do I even know how to use any of it. I'm wondering what some of you would do if you suddenly could no longer reload your own stuff and had to buy off the shelf to use for hunting.

I've got a few I'm looking at but thought I would wait to see what some of you said. Thanks for your time.


Darby
If your talking about ammo I would recomend buying one box each from different ammo makers
(Rem ,Win , Fed, Hornady ETC. and try them in your rifle to see which ammo it prefers.

Pick the bullet weight you would like to hunt with and stay at or near that weight while testing.

Some times you can find a brand of factory ammo that realy performs in a particular rifle.

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Old 05-09-2010, 01:05 PM
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Re: If you couldn't load your own ammunition...

i would try hsm ammo The Hunting Shack Ammunition or gunwerks ammo Gunwerks - Long Range Ammunition both use the berger vld bullets
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Old 05-09-2010, 02:01 PM
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Re: If you couldn't load your own ammunition...

+1 with J.E., pick whatever shoots best out of your rifle in the given bullet wt you want to shoot.
That being said, I personaly have had great results with Federal Fusion in everything I tried them in. They are a great bonded bullet. Ive used them for deer bear and elk and have 0 complaints on thier performance in the field.
Id also look into Hornady Superformance and Hornady ''Custom'' ammo. All three IMO offer great bullets for hunting, and are priced less than some of the other premium ammo. Nosler Custom is rumored to be pretty good too.
Invest in loading equipment asap, as its cheaper, and usually alot better for accuracy than off the shelf stuff, but if your in a tight spot, I personally would look hard at the 3-4 brands mentioned.
Good luck, and let us know what you wind up with.
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