That was me interested in them. Click on my name and it should say start a conversation that’s how you pm.I shoot regularly at 500-1000 yards. I’m an “middle ager” and that used to be long range back in the day.
I personally do not shoot at animals over 400 yards.
I came to the realization of exactly what you said. Not the best bullet for the job.
My bigger problem is that the 168’s did not perform well on deer in my 308’s either.
Either way I am going away from the ABLR’s anyway.
Someone was interested in the bullets and asked me to PM them. I’m going to need to figure out how first.
You might consider the Sierra Prohunter or the Speer HotCor bullet in 180 grain or 200 grain. The Sierra Gameking in 200 grain is also a very good alternative to the bullets you've been using. All these bullets will give you a flat trajectory for the distances you will be shooting, high retained energy, low chance of bullet/jacket separation, excellent penetration and very good terminal ballistics on game up to and including elk. For your purposes the 200 grain Speer and the 200 grain Gameking may be best.I have shot up to 450 -500 dont plan on shooting further.
The 180 grain CoreLokt, the Speer 180 and 200 grain HotCor and the Sierra 180 grain ProHunter Spitzer are all hard to beat, and all of them perform well enough for shots out to around 600 yards. I really liked the CoreLokt but they got more expensive than the HotCor, so I went to them and the Prohunter both of which were under selling the CoreLokt at the time. I used to buy CoreLokt 180's by the 500.Sounds like what my dad would say (in a good way) and the buddy I was with. Thanks for input. I do think sometimes things can get over complicated quickly!
Thank you JGS…. Any advantages, for the purpose of hunting, to running a Scirocco heavy for caliber? Or is it maybe better to run them a bit light, faster, spin them as fast as you can?The BC on these is just fine for 700-800 yards. I shoot them sub MOA at 600 meters just fine all the time.