Originally Posted by sambo3006
The only bullet I have shot in mine so far is the 150 gr Ballistic Tip. 90 gr of IMR 7828SSC with a Fed 215GM primer will comfortably launch it at 3375 fps out of my factory 26" 700. Groups run around .5" or a little less at 100 yds. I know this is a little lighter bullet than what you are looking at. You might also look at the 160 gr Accubond in addition to the Sierra 175. Best of luck with your rifle.
Groups that average .5" would be fine with me. I may try those ballistic tips. On another note, I'm a little unhappy with the fact that my dad, who has a .300 ultra, can get 3200+ fps with a 180 gr and I can't break 3200 with a 175. It seems to me that, with the same case capacity I should be getting at least what a 300 gets with a lighter bullet. I've never chronographed this, just what I've read in manuals. Any ideas why this might be? Any idea why there is little published data from the bullet/powder manufacturers?