Discussion in 'Reloading' started by buzzard, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. buzzard

    buzzard Member

    Jul 23, 2006

    Ok Guy's just who do You think makes the best and what do You think of the combined technolgy
  2. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Re: bullet\'s

    There are many bullet makers, I would have to say Sierra has a an excellent selection of long range bullets with excellent BC. For explosive type bullets, I would go with the Hornady V-MAX or Nosler Ballistic Tips. Lupa and Berger also make excellent bullets. The best way to figure out what bullet is good for your rifle, is to shoot them.
    Good luck with your choice.


  3. dancoman

    dancoman Well-Known Member

    Jul 11, 2006
    Re: bullet\'s

    Best for What. I like BT and Hollow points for varmit and pred. For big game I like the swift scirocco and nosler accubond.
    That's about as close as I can get you without more info like cal, intended use,etc.
    Onthe combined tech bullets, I don't like any of the coated bullets. The moly or lubalox. The bullet itself is fine depending on it's use.
  4. sewwhat89

    sewwhat89 Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2005
    Re: bullet\'s

    My favorite bullet is the Nosler Partition. I get the same "explosiveness" as any other lead tipped bullet, but I also get 65-70% weight retention every time. I have shot deer with them as high as 3500 fps impact velocities, and they have always exited. Even shooting a doe at 500 yards, the 150 gr NP out of a 300 WM went through the hip, all the innards, three cervical vertebrae and out the neck. Can't ask for more than that.

    That is the longest shot I have ever attempted/made. With the exception of my current .270, aka my red-butted step-child, all my rifles have shot NPs easily under 1 MOA with little work. Most will hold 1/2 MOA at 100 yards, and that correlates to 75% of all my shots.

    Second choice would be Barnes X followed by Nosler Accubonds and Hornady Interbonds then Sierra Game-Kings.

    I am not a fan of Combined Technology stuff just yet. Do not care at all for the coating on them.
  5. IceSniper

    IceSniper Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2004
    Re: bullet\'s

    My all round favorite is probally the Sierra Matchking since it's cheap, accurate at long range, expands and penetrates well and dosen't destroy too much meat.
    But really my favorite depends on the use....
    Targets - Lapua Scenar
    Exploading bunnys - HDY V-Max
    Medium game - Sierra Matchking
    Big Game - Woodleigh Protected Points
    But for hunting anything 'oversized' for the caliber i'm packing (eg. deer w/ .224) Barnes X-bullets are my first choice.

    I've only tryed the CT bullets in 168gr BST Win Supreme factory rounds. The bullet itself would no doubt be great for small deer like Fallow but it seemed to take forever to clean my barrel after 20 rnds. Personally i'd rather the uncoated Nosler Ballistic tips.
  6. ourway77

    ourway77 Well-Known Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    What ever BopsEM and FlopsEM. I never gave much thought I always used Sierra 150 grain spitzers in my 30 Caliber guns, even took a 350# Black Bear with them. Since joining several sights I became more aware of the difference in bullets. I don't hunt anymore not that I wouldn't like too but the Ol' Bones won't let me anymore. Not complaining I have done my share of hunting with better than average success. But I now do mainly paper punching and I have started using Berger bullets, Have no idea how they would act on game but as for accuracy they are great and the Berger company seems to take better than average quality control which prompted other companies to make better bullets. Now as I'm concernjed what ever your rifle likes and works well in Hunjting is the one to go with. I recently bought 500 bullets in a box that were destined for down under but Sierra had an over run, sold them reasonable and they shoot really great, they are 55 grain .224 spitzer bullets. From what I understand they were made strikly for Austrailan hunters I wonder what game they were meant to be for? Well Good Luck with ever way you go. Happy holidays. Lou
  7. jpd676

    jpd676 Well-Known Member

    Oct 28, 2010
    Re: bullet\'s

    That question is so vague I am not sure it has any real meaning. Many of the bullets out there are in the "best" category, depending on what you are trying to accomplish.

    With all things considered, I shoot Hornady Amax bullets in every caliber I load for. The Amax has high BC, is relatively inexpensive, seems to be forgiving on seating depth and it kills very efficently at most any range. Some guys hate the Amax and will tell you not to hunt with them but my experience with them has been very positive.
  8. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    I use all of them depending on the application. My bench has bullets from every manufacturer. Best for what?
  9. cfvickers

    cfvickers Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    I use Berger or Hornady. Berger for anything I want to shoot all the way to my personal limits, Hornady for general purposes. I like Sierra but it just seems that noone ever has the bullet I am wanting in stock for a given project. Always there when I don't need it. I shoot speer 275 grain gold dots from my 480 ruger because they are almost as accurate as the 325 Hornady and cost a third less. Hornady interlocks are cheap and accurate out to 300 yards in my woods hunting guns and deadly on deer. While I like the SST I tend to lean toward the old style because I don't see any difference in accuracy or game performance, and to the ranges that I use them the regular interlocks work fine. For my6.5-.284, 6.5x55 and a 7mm-08 I have I will use Berger for accuracy and high BC. Berger bullets require more attention to detail when loading but my expectations for accuracy are higher. I have found the least variation from one lot to the next with Berger bullets.