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 What does your Remingotn 700 AAC-SD or other 1/10 .308 like?
TLF  [Member]
12/12/2010 10:10:11 AM EST
Took my new Rem 700 AAC-SD out yesterday with some Federal 180 grain ammo and a box of Remington 168 SMKs (only thing gander mnt had that was match grade). I could not get consistent results from the remington ammo but I assume that happened because it was remington ammo..... The 180 Federal did ok, better than the SMKs.
Anyway, like the topic says, What have you found your AAC-SD or 1/10 barrel to like best? I have a bunch of ammo on order but it wont be here till wednesday and I wanted to shoot my new toy. I plan on reloading for it after I figure out what it likes best.
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benjio  [Member]
12/12/2010 11:52:43 AM EST
Mine is a Savage 10fcp HS Precision version w/ 1:10" twist. So far I've had good results with 168gr smk over 42 gr of 8208xbr. From what I've read and seen from my friend's rifles, the Remingtons tend to have longer throats/chamber so they handle loading the bullet out longer than most other brand rifles. (hope that made sense)

here's 5 shots @ 100yds



here's a couple @ 300yds. (this was POI shift test with and without the YHM can):




RacerXXL  [Team Member]
12/12/2010 12:28:45 PM EST
Mine's a Rem 700 SPS Tactical that has been re-worked and now has a Bartlein 1/10 barrel and it groups best with Berger 185 LRBT's but 175 SMK's are a very close second.
pappy83  [Member]
12/12/2010 12:52:05 PM EST
I have a savage PC with 1/10, it likes 175 smk very much, but will also shoot 130gr ttsx bullets into 5 shot groups that measure sub moa.
glazer1972  [Life Member]
12/12/2010 1:02:06 PM EST
My AAC-SD liked Hornady 168gr. Amax best. It also did great with the Fed. Prem. 165gr. BTSP Sierra Gamekings.
Freakinout  [Team Member]
12/12/2010 6:27:40 PM EST
Anybody tested any of the 200gr+ smk, or 208gr amax?
RFutch  [Team Member]
12/12/2010 6:52:11 PM EST
Savage 10 PC



168 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip over 44.6 gr Varget

pcsutton  [Team Member]
12/13/2010 1:37:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By TLF:
Took my new Rem 700 AAC-SD out yesterday with some Federal 180 grain ammo and a box of Remington 168 SMKs (only thing gander mnt had that was match grade). I could not get consistent results from the remington ammo but I assume that happened because it was remington ammo..... The 180 Federal did ok, better than the SMKs.
Anyway, like the topic says, What have you found your AAC-SD or 1/10 barrel to like best? I have a bunch of ammo on order but it wont be here till wednesday and I wanted to shoot my new toy. I plan on reloading for it after I figure out what it likes best.

A 1/10 will stabilize heavier projectiles. I'd try some 200gr projectiles to see if they shoot better. Sierra makes Match Kings in 200, 210, 220, and 240 grains.

Check this data out: http://kwk.us/twist.html

A great calculator: http://www.stickledown.co.uk/

kaneroy  [Team Member]
12/13/2010 2:14:40 PM EST
168gr. Federal Gold Match. its all I shoot.
BuffDragon  [Team Member]
12/14/2010 4:23:28 AM EST
my sps tactical likes 168gr TAP (pretty much same as amax) a lot
havent tried GMM
d_striker  [Member]
12/14/2010 5:09:08 AM EST
For all of those that are stating that their rifles like 168 gr, have you tried anything heavier? If so, how heavy? Reloads for factory?
TLF  [Member]
12/14/2010 7:30:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By d_striker:
For all of those that are stating that their rifles like 168 gr, have you tried anything heavier? If so, how heavy? Reloads for factory?


I too would like to know this. I plan on trying some 208 amax and the like but always like to know what results others have gotten.
RFutch  [Team Member]
12/15/2010 5:25:31 PM EST
Originally Posted By d_striker:
For all of those that are stating that their rifles like 168 gr, have you tried anything heavier? If so, how heavy? Reloads for factory?


I have not tried any yet. I just started to roll my own and got my 168 load worked up. I also only have a 300 yd range so there is not a lot of motivation for me yet.
mikf44  [Team Member]
12/15/2010 6:37:32 PM EST
I shot 20 rds of Federal 168gr. On the box it says M1A. I had a 1/2 inch group at 100 yards.
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