I want to try my hand at F-Class.
I have a Ruger KM77VT MKII in .308 Win.
26 inch barrel, 1 in 10 twist.
It's wearing a Leupold Vari-X III 6.5 X 20 scope right now.
No bipod so I will be shooting open class.
I know that 168 gr. Match Kings are notorious for going transonic before reaching 1000 yards and when that happens accuracy goes in the crapper.
So my question is, should I order some Sierra 155 gr. Palma Match Kings (#2155) and have at it, or should I wait for the 175 gr. Match Kings (#2275) to become available?
Everything I have read says both are up to the job and that it's more important to just get out and shoot. For that reason I am leaning towards the Palma bullets because I can get some of those NOW.
However, I thought I would ask here before pulling the trigger.
BTW, I hope to find a good load using CCI BR2 primers and IMR 4064.
I have 16 lbs of that powder and bunches of those primers.
Any feedback appreciated.