factory loads for new rifle

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by tommyc279, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. tommyc279

    tommyc279 Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a stevens 200 in .223 for a new lighter coyote gun. My custom 22-250 is more fun to shoot then carry. I placed a nikon buckmaster 6-18x on my new rifle, stabilized the stock and camo painted the rifle. I slightly adjusted the trigger thanks to some help, breaking right around three pounds. Now I need the help with ammo because of my limited budget i was wondering what factroy loads have proven the best because i perfer to try as few as possible. I have the 1-9 twist and i also know every rifle is different but i was wondering if one has proven pretty reliable for accuracy. thank you for helping a new shooter out and as always i ask here because this has proven a site that has always done great answering my dumb questions. once again thanks for everything!!!!
     
  2. timl

    timl Well-Known Member

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    I have had excellent luck with Black Hills remanufactured 52 gr MHP. These shot well in several different rifles.
     

  3. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    Black hills 69 gr match ammo ought to really shoot in that rifle. I shoot the same 69 gr Sierra Match King in my 223 AR-15 and they kill ground hogs dead on the spot and leave a golf ball size hole.