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    Factory loads

    After a morning zeroing and testing some different types of factory ammo, just thought I would post a piccy of the results.

    3 round groups

    Ammo used:
    Rem 95gr Accutip
    Norma 100gr soft point
    Winchester X 100gr soft point
    Privvy 100gr soft point.





    Not bad grouping for 'factory rounds'

    I did not alter the scope at all for the test, it was just a case of testing some ammo.


    Jonathon

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    Privvy look well for the money?

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    Looks like the rifle like the Winchester best? But the Privvy looks as good and a good bit cheaper no dought?
    You coul go stalking with any of the 2.
    Atb,
    Moe..

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    Your T3 certainly likes those Winchesters Jonathon but those Privvys look pretty good too & as bobt & Moe say, cheap as chips.

    ATB

    Chris
    Life should be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving skidding in sideways, Merlot in one hand, Cigar in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO what a ride!

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    Hmmmm three of the four tested are certainly usable. I see that you rifle didn't like the Remington at all. Yet in another rifle they could shoot well I tried some Remington Express in my BSA .243 and it hated them yet a year or so later tried the remaining rounds through a P-H Model 1000 and theyr grouped well.

    May I suggest you buy a quantity of the Winchester or Privi which ever is easiest to get a reliable supply of as I doubt the Deer of Foxes will complain about either of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brithunter View Post
    Hmmmm three of the four tested are certainly usable. I see that you rifle didn't like the Remington at all. Yet in another rifle they could shoot well I tried some Remington Express in my BSA .243 and it hated them yet a year or so later tried the remaining rounds through a P-H Model 1000 and theyr grouped well.

    May I suggest you buy a quantity of the Winchester or Privi which ever is easiest to get a reliable supply of as I doubt the Deer of Foxes will complain about either of them.

    To be fair the Remington where out of a clean barrell, I use 95gr accutips on foxes and 100gr core loc ultra bonded for deer. they both tend to sub 1/2 inch group normally. core locs are like rocking horse s**t at the moment ( been on back order since last August from Remington ). It was just a case of trying some different rounds.

    Can get the privvy for 9.50 for 20 locally.

    Jonathon

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    Actually I was not knocking the Remington ammunition, just commenting that the particular rifle you shot it in didn't like it as well as the other types, barrels are funny things and can be very choosy about what they like. I was going to try soem Remington ammunition through a 6mm Remington rifle but then i got the quote for them and ten the news that as it's not a popular chambering it could be 6 months or more to get some . Luckily I found a couple of boxes on 100 grain Winchester and brought those somewhere else and they shoot fairly well.

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    That's a good comparison. I normally use federal 100grain and was advised to change to norma for greater accuracy. Having seen this I may try the privvy and winchester first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david1976 View Post
    That's a good comparison. I normally use federal 100grain and was advised to change to norma for greater accuracy. Having seen this I may try the privvy and winchester first.

    what group are you getting from your 100grain federals and at what distance. wjats your rifle. mines a 243 weatherby.
    i use the powershock 100 grain and at 100 meters they are superb... at 200 also brilliant dont go past that yet..

    f.

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    Quote Originally Posted by centralbeltstalker View Post
    what group are you getting from your 100grain federals and at what distance. wjats your rifle. mines a 243 weatherby.
    i use the powershock 100 grain and at 100 meters they are superb... at 200 also brilliant dont go past that yet..

    f.
    The target is about 120 yards away and the group is just under 1 inch roughly from a steady gun rest on a flat surface. Probably a reasonable group however I would like to test other factory loads before I take the plunge into reloading my own.

    Rifle is a tikka t3 stainless laminate

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