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Old 07-24-2009, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Pawildman
I've tried and tried to get the 87 gr. V-Max's to shoot out of my 243 AI. Not much luck. 1/2' is the best they would do.
1/2" or 1/2'??
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Old 07-24-2009, 04:40 PM
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Originally Posted by jeepkid
1/2" or 1/2'??
..........Boy....I fatfingered that one, didn't I?? It should have been 1/2"......
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Old 07-28-2009, 03:37 PM
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I have reloaded many different types of bullets in my 308, 30.06 and I have found that the standard Hornady interlock bullets are the most accurate with the Noslers very close behind. But I have only reloaded about 1500 center fire cartages in my life time so there maybe more accurate bullets out there that I just have not got around to trying out yet but for the money I trust Hornady.
PS, The last 10 whitetails I have shot they all were taken with Hornadys.
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Old 08-09-2009, 04:44 AM
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i shoot mostly hornady bullets in;

221fb 50grn v-max ,i bet i've killed a 1000 varmints with this gun
both of my 22-250 sav,50grn v-max. same as above
270 tikka 140grn interlock, around 150 deer have fallin to this bullet
7mm sav ,139grn hornady
plus all the handgun loads
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by old06
I have handloaded since 79 the first box of bullets I bought were Hormady
30 cal 150 spitzer and last year I shot 2 deer with 154 grain 7 mm Hormady I have used most of the popular brands and found that you find a few that may not weigh exactly the same but they will be very close………….how accurate is your scale have you checked it is it free of dirt and dust is it level
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Are you shooting that 154 grain in a 7mm rem mag? if so how is that working for you? what load?
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:39 PM
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I just weighed 5, 154gr 7mms, heres what I got:


I dont care though, they shoot very accurate in my 7-08 ,and I dug one out of a rotted stump, and it mushroomed nice.
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:16 AM
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Wow, you think that is rough, start casting your own. You will then gain an serious appreciation for how close the tolerances actually are in a Hornady or any mass produced bullet are. I enjoy casting bullets, but it really does take hard work and discipline to get it right. Out of the Sierra, Winchester, Remington, Speer and Hornady bullets that I have bought and tried for the different calibers that I shoot and have loaded for, I think that the Hornady's are the best bang for the buck, with the Remington Core Lokt's coming in a distant second.
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Old 08-22-2009, 01:29 PM
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My dad complained about Hornady's too . Back in about 1972 he and 1 of his loading buddies weighed full boxes of bullets from Serria Hornady Speer and Nosler in 257 and 308 and concluded that they were all within .5 gn of each bullet in that box and within 1gn of what they should have been . After all that we shoot 308 Hornady's 257 Noslers 224 Serria's 357 Speer's . All shoot an inch or so and the Hornady's shoot about 100 fps faster than the book says .
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