I have been using Norma 50g vmax rounds for my sako 85 223 which has worked well. However I can’t seem to get them anymore and looking for an alternative?
Any one else had this problem?
Anyone else have a sako 85 223 and have really good results with a particular factory load?
My normal lead-free hunting "war round" is a Barnes 130gr TTSX, which has produced very reliable terminal performance and very good accuracy for me in my .308 (previously a Steyr Scout, and now a Bergara BA-13). Looking at Dauntsey Guns out of curiosity, I notice they are stocking these...
Was out stalking tonight. Spotted a gang of fallow couched down out along a woodland. Stalked up, go on bipods, and when one stood up, took a shot: 275m (300 yards), with my Blaser R8 in 6.5 Swede, using factory Sellier & Bellot 120gr copper monolithics. Animal *dropped like a stone*.
I’m joining this site as I’ve just got a new rifle set up and need some advice on it. Regarding ammo and optics. I’m an experienced rifle shot including wild and park deer as well as vermin control.
The rifle in question is a sako 85 xs 223 1-12 twist/ with a stallon sound mod.
I've not been reloading for that long, less than a year to be exact, but have loaded a decent amount of rounds in that time.
Most of my loads have been for deer/vermin/other game but I have loaded a few for 'target' or practise use in the .308.
Whilst researching, I came upon a...