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    What's your projectile of choice for accuracy?

    I'm working on some load developments for my Remington PCR 700 in .308 and I have some Barnes and Hornady projectiles to play with. I'm just curious as to what you all have used, what you like and why. I'm going to be working on two different batches. Target and deer loads.

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    Hornady ELD-X is one of my favorites if I plan on hunting with the rifle, otherwise the ELD-M. Lately I've been shooting Sierra Match Kings to great effect out of a target rifle.

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    208gr Hornady BTHP Match. Unfortunately, they seem to have replaced them with the ELD series of bullets......at an increased cost of course. I think I have 400 left.
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    Has anyone had success with the all copper Barnes projectiles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RemmyPCR700 View Post
    Has anyone had success with the all copper Barnes projectiles?
    I’m getting pretty good results in my .257 Weatherby with their 115gr TSX’s. It’s a bone stock Vanguard, not a target gun, but I can squeeze the results below MOA if I’m shooting well. I haven’t done any fine tuning with the powder charge either, just lots. This gun seems to get better the faster I push it. It has put three Sierras into a single hole though....
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    Accuracy isn't anywhere near as "critical" for deer as it is for a target load. A consistent 2 or 3 inch group is accurate enough for deer. The important part being consistent. How you get there is mostly about working up the load for your rifle.
    A deer bullet doesn't have to be a high priced 'premium' bullet. Any 165 grain hunting bullet will do nicely.
    A target load is about the distance. 168 grain match bullets work best out to 600 yards. A 175 past there. You still have to work up the load for your rifle though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RemmyPCR700 View Post
    Has anyone had success with the all copper Barnes projectiles?
    I love the barnes as hunting bullets. I use 165g in my 300wsm and 150g in 30 06 and i also used them in a 7 08 and a 270 but i always could find more accurate bullets with hornady, berger, and lapua. I always manage to get good results with the barnes and they are my favorite hunting bullets.

    If you are using the barnes, i get better results with lighter bullets with higher velocities. The copper bullets are longer than a lead bullet of the same weight an may need a faster twist rate to stablize.

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    If you are using the barnes, i get better results with lighter bullets with higher velocities. The copper bullets are longer than a lead bullet of the same weight an may need a faster twist rate to stablize.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks for the tip! I'll keep that in mind for sure.

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    I have had excellent results for Sierra Match King is .308 (155 and 168) and .303 in 174 gr.

    In .223 Hornady in 55 gr. amazingly accurate even out of a AR that should like a heavier bullet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RemmyPCR700 View Post
    I'm working on some load developments for my Remington PCR 700 in .308 and I have some Barnes and Hornady projectiles to play with. I'm just curious as to what you all have used, what you like and why. I'm going to be working on two different batches. Target and deer loads.
    Hi Remmy,

    I can't comment at this time for my loads as I just reloading now with Hornady sst & Nosler Ballistic tips, all 150 grain.

    I would like to know if you weigh your bullets and place in weight groups for target shooting.

    I weighted my bullets and found the range to be 150.1 to 150.5 grains using Lyman 500 scale.

    Are your bullets similar in weight range?

    regards, Mark

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