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Old June 7, 2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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Bullet comparison

I am getting in to long range shooting has anyone compared Hornady match 208 grain vs 200 grain Sierra match king. I know the BC is going to be better in the heavier. thanks for any responces.
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Old June 7, 2012, 11:58 PM   #2
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All things considered, the biggest issue with bullet selection is CONSISTENCY---all same weight down to 1/10gr in the loaded lot. What you're really paying for with either one is just that--same weight, identical profile. Any bullet can be used long range if that condition is met--with regard to the bullet itself. Then everything else has to come up to that par in order to actually get the advantage of the bullet selected. Quality only counts if all other factors are brought up to meet it.
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Old June 10, 2012, 05:30 AM   #3
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Actually, I think the most important thing is what YOUR GUN prefers.....ay?
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Old June 10, 2012, 03:30 PM   #4
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Both bullets work. Neither will work well out of a 308 Win. A 30-06 can push them fast enough to be useful, but normally a 300 magnum of some sort is the best choice for long range with bullets over 190 grains.

I've been using 80 grain A-max bullets for a 600 yard line load for my AR. In my experience they are a great bullet (and a lot of competitors use them). However, you won't know for sure what your rifle likes without doing a side by side comparison, and in the long run a box of 100 bullets is pretty cheap. Off the top of my head I'd pick the A-max though.

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