Originally Posted by 700varmint
sorry Tony but I disagree with you on this one.if you are the hunter / shooter who is happy to hit a snuff can at 100 yards then yes it is marketing and I can not tell you any different.
if you are the hunter / shooter that measures your groups with dial calipers then you would already know what I am going to say. besides you would probably reload anyway.
I also think that all guns are different, some factory loads shoot as well as a custom load. I always get a kick from guys asking for a good load for ? (you pick the caliber) like your gun will shoot my load just like mine does. I digress there is a difference no doubt but it usally more consistant is all
I am the second type shooter that you described. And yes, I do reload. That is why I can say its 99% marketing. Manufacturers can NOT produce inconsistant ammo without having safty concers. And if "match" ammo is more consitant, what is it that is more consistant than "standard" ammo?
Lets say a manufacturer was able to produce a lot of match ammo that had 0% variation. All cases, bullets, primer, powder were 100% consistant. The loaded ammo had 0% runout and 0% variation in velocity. That still doesnt guarantee that it will shoot out of any gun accurately.
"Match" is just another keyword used by the marketing department. Just like Custom, Accu, Max, Supreme, Trophy, Ultra, ect ect ect. I even seen one manufacturer that sells "Custom Match" ammo; is this even better, more consistant, more accurate than standard "Match ammo"?
Good luck, Tony