apexhunter wrote:Above and beyond the ballistics of a particular load THE important factor is to find the load that your rifle likes. Too many people, myself included get caught up with finding the fastest & flattest load available for their rifle (obviously with the appropriate bullet for the intended task) but any gun may or may not like fast loads or a particular bullet and won't shoot them into a dollar bill. I had a .270 BAR that couldn't print a Federal load w/ 130 Game King into a mayo jar lid at 100 yards but was better than half MOA with Federal loads w/ 130gr Ballistic tips...both were at 3060 MV and identical weights.
I will give up a few FPS for a load that my gun will consistently shoot small groups- espacially for hunting loads. I do nto believe a whitetail at 150 yards will ever know the difference between a bullet traveling 7800fps and one going 2900fps and I'll always prefer the one that I can put into his boiler room shot after shot. If you don't reload you may have to buy a few boxes of ammo to see what your rifle prefers (or shoot a few of somebody's to check them out as well). Don't wory about POI when checkign loads but the group sizes...once you find a good one then sight to that load and stick with it.
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