I have a sako 75 hunter in .308win with a Wildcat predator moderator and have developed a brilliant load for it, i can achieve a "clover" group at 100yds
this load consists of;
150gr Hornady SST
Lapua .308 brass
federal 210 Match primers
46grains of Vihtavuori N140
Bullets seated on the canuiller (not sure on spelling)
However besides this sounding like i'm singing my own praises and bragging. i do have a serious question which i hope many of you will contribute towards solving
Besides this being a very accurate round and some might say " more accuracy than you need for stalking purposes"
i have recently taken on a new Permission with Fallow and Muntjac, shot placement is purely for the production of Venison,
as all carcases are sold to local game dealer via the owner of land.
So as i'm not taking cavity shots i went to local RFD and bought myself a box of Norma 150gr Nosler Ballistic tips,
tried them the later on that day and no word of a lie, the grouping was awful! a right mess might have well have thrown the rounds at the target myself the group was roughly 3 inches and no consistency what so ever bullets hitting high, low, left, right everywhere.
Chambered and tried my Homeloads after putting up fresh target, ( shot conditions the same) spot on!! could'nt have wished for a nicer group thus confirming zero, scope is tight, mounts are tight all the variables one might think of!
The Norma's just would'nt group tidy!
My Question being;
What would happen if i used my same load (which i know works) but instead of seating the usual Hornady 150gr sst bullets i seated the 150gr Nosler Ballistic tips ??
what i'm trying to get at is, this load shoots brilliantly and both bullets being 150gr (ballistic coefficient not important)
surely the result should be the same regardless of Sst or Ballistic tip
Both bullets have a polymer tip, both bullets have a canuiller, both bullets are seated in case on the canuiller.
Will this produce a Good round/Good grouping just a change in bullet yet the same weight??
Thanks to all who read and Answer