Re: Lets Talk Bullet Selection
For me, when I figure out what style of bullet I want, it then boils down to trial and error for the rifle. I've found that most bullets will shoot "hunting accurate" out of most rifles when you find and tweek the powder and charge weight. Some bullets simply won't shoot in some rifles Barnes TSX and my .223 go togther like oil and water, after alot of wasted components and range time, I gave up on them.
Local avalibilty means nothing to me as far as bullets, I order alot from Midway, wait long enough, it will be on sale, then I stock up. The only things I don't order are primers and powder(too much for hazmat). I shoot alot of cast, and they can be tricky to find locally. I do try to find a popular bullet first so there is a chance of buying locally if someone has a sale.
My shelves aren't reserved for any brand, I have speer, hornady, nosler, barnes, laser cast, remington, hunters supply, berry's plated, ect. I've had alot of great results with hornady, but I'm not going to run XTP's for plinking, thats where cast comes in, and finding a good .427 hunting bullet is scarce.
If you want to know about a particular bullet, check out the reviews on Midway, there is usually 25 or so for each one, some give excellent reviews complete with penetration/performance test results.
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