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Hi

 

What bullet do you folks use?

I have an accuracy international in. 260 heavy barrel.

 

Cheers 

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What do you want to do with it ? 

As that can help with the answers you may want to receive 

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Good point, want to shoot out to longer ranges for gongs but take the odd fox and crow when opportunity arises.

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Try the 140 gr range, eld (x), Berger’s, scenar and Amax if you can find them. 

I’ve had better results with 140 than 130 but they are also worth a look.

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What application - target or culling

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The 140g Hornady ELD X would be a great all round bullet for both target and culling. However all of Hornadys bullets are now crazy silly $$$. 

If you don't want to be splashing out on the ELD x you might consider having two loads. Use the ELD x (or SST as noted by another poster, which is an excellent hunting bullet) for culling and use something like the much cheaper but equally excellent 139g Scenar for long range gong bashing.

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12 hours ago, Ronin said:

What application - target or culling

I want to learn how to shoot it out to 1000mtrs and take the odd crow etc and longer ranges.

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12 hours ago, Catch-22 said:

The 140g Hornady ELD X would be a great all round bullet for both target and culling. However all of Hornadys bullets are now crazy silly $$$. 

If you don't want to be splashing out on the ELD x you might consider having two loads. Use the ELD x (or SST as noted by another poster, which is an excellent hunting bullet) for culling and use something like the much cheaper but equally excellent 139g Scenar for long range gong bashing.

Have ordered some scenars from reloading Solutions but abit of a wait. Thanks for the heads up.

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Target

 

139 Scenar

140 ELdm

142 / 140 SMK

 

Non inert

110 / 103 GS Custom

129 SST

143 ELDx

 

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11 hours ago, Ronin said:

Target

 

139 Scenar

140 ELdm

142 / 140 SMK

 

Non inert

110 / 103 GS Custom

129 SST

143 ELDx

 

Thanks, I tried some 120 and 129grn think they were SST yesterday and grouping was an 1" at 100mtrs so nothing special. Trying 140 and 143 grn this afternoon ELD match and X hoping these are better.

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I’ve found that the ELDX group adequately well along the lines of SMK in my 6.5x 284

 

Though no jacketed bullet performs as well as Gs customs offerings in my experience - I tend to use these 75% of the time as I have to use copper on several areas 

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For fox, I'd recommend the  SSTs, for gong bashing, the 139 scenars for all ranges to 1000 yds or slightly more.  Just PM'd you...we'll have to catch up soon!

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