Went to the range yesterday with my .223 caliber Howa 1500. I couldn't get it to group well at all. Since I know how well these guns can shoot I will chalk this one up to cheap ammo. I am looking for a hyper accurate load that will let me shoot MOA groups out to 500 yards. ( assuming the wind will cooperate). This way I can use the same round to hunt coyotes and the occasional midrange FTR match. If it makes a difference. my gun has a 24 inch, right hand 12 twist barrel.