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Posted: 9/7/2010 4:02:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 4:11:11 PM EDT by omega62]
For me, it is Hornady .308 Match 168 Grain Boat Tail Hollow Point, which performs beautifully in my M1A.

I consider it "the Champagne of Commercial .308."

Post your favorite rifle caliber ammunition.

ETA: The bullet launcher in question (when she was new - I've since added a Leupold Scout scope).

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:03:38 PM EDT
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CCI Mini Mags. Functions great in all my .22's. It's cheap, comes in convenient boxes, and is readily available.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:05:16 PM EDT
6.8mm SPC with an 85gr Barnes TSX bullet over 30.5gr of RL 10x. Flame away
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:05:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 4:07:25 PM EDT by VBC]
I only have a .22LR, 5.56/.223, .300 win mag. and recently added .30-06.

Shot the .30-06 recently enough to remember which load it liked the best out of the six I tried and it was plain old Federal 180 gr. Power Shock. About 0.5 moa where the rest were 3/4 to 1 moa. Tikka T3 out of the box.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:06:17 PM EDT
my home rolled 223 60hp Hornady in Remington cases with wsr primers and 25gr of ww748..
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:06:34 PM EDT
My handloads. Most of my weapons have never seen a round of factory ammunition
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:06:48 PM EDT
45-70. Something about the massive projectile really makes me smile.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:07:02 PM EDT
375 H&H Mag

175 Grain

Nosler Partitions

On top of 75 grains of IMR 4350

This is a great combo in my Rem even if it is a roll your own recipe the bullet is commercial and amazing in performance
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:08:23 PM EDT
Personal reloads.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:08:45 PM EDT
.300 Remington Ultramag with 168 gr. barnes TSX, loaded by Superior Ammunition out of Sturgis.

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:10:02 PM EDT
208gr hornady Amax on top of 49.1gr of RL17 from my Remington 700 in .308. gettin just under 2600fps.

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:10:34 PM EDT
my 77 grain Handloads that duplicate the MK 262 Mod 1 load
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:14:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By KiowaCreekRaider:
My handloads. Most of my weapons have never seen a round of factory ammunition

Plus oneage!

Mine ain't seen no Wolf either.


Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:15:53 PM EDT
Tough call. I'm going with Hordady's 155 grain AMAX loading.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:16:59 PM EDT

I like long distance relationships.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:17:02 PM EDT
.308; my Handloads. I haven't bought commercial ammo (other than .22 Long Rifle) in years.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:17:12 PM EDT
.50BMG, API.

If you're gonna do it, do it RIGHT!

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:17:34 PM EDT
Three oh eight.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:23:18 PM EDT
Federal Gold Metal Match 168 grn. BTHP in .308. My Savage 10FCP loves it.

In 5.56, I have to go with Privi 69 grn. HPBT. I shoot plenty of Lake City M855. But that Privi works great on coyotes and is cheap.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:33:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By redleg71:
Federal Gold Metal Match 168 grn. BTHP in .308. My Savage 10FCP loves it.

Was going to post almost exactly that ~20" 10FP shoots them like a laser beam.

Boy do I miss paying $13 per box for those.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:00:03 PM EDT
Cor-Bon DPX.
In .308, 168 grain.
In .223, 62-grain.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:01:34 PM EDT
any surplus 7.62x54R, there are so many flavors of it out there to try
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:02:06 PM EDT

"Lets light through a man".
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:09:03 PM EDT
223/5.56 (m4/m249 )


7.62 (m240 )


.50x99 ( )
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:16:44 PM EDT
12 gauge slugs

My eyesight isn't as good as it used to be. I want as large hole in the target as I can get so I can see it.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:18:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 5:19:01 PM EDT by ShootToKill]
300gr SMKs pushed by 93grs of Retumbo using a 215m primers and Lapua brass. (.338 Lapua Magnum)
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:19:25 PM EDT
300 Weatherby Magnum

180gr TSX and RL-25

Pictured next to it's little brother.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:22:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DEDON45:
.308; my Handloads. I haven't bought commercial ammo (other than .22 Long Rifle) in years.

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:23:43 PM EDT
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Federal Gold Medal Match. I used to buy it at this Gun Shop in Ala entirely occupied by CMP shooters.
My SIG SHR 970 loves it. Only shoot paper with it.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:26:28 PM EDT
.50 Beowulf ........ for now
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:29:28 PM EDT
any combo of my reloads in a 30-06
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:31:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 5:33:36 PM EDT by DoubleARon]

210 grain Speer .41 caliber bullet, over 28 grains of Trail Boss make for a super fun (and super cheap) reduced recoil plinker.

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:36:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 5:37:55 PM EDT by jrinfoley]
.17HMR or .22LR. The .22 has just been a lot of fun in the 40+ years I have been shooting, and I have burned up countless rounds of ammo for cheap. The .17HMR because its a very accurate round that's a hoot to shoot without breaking the bank.
45/70 is one of my favorites for a centerfire. Touching off my 1873 trapdoor is always fun!
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:37:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 5:38:21 PM EDT by RIA45ACP]
Well right now my newest custom rifle is a 308, so 308 Winchester LC match brass, WW large rifle primers, WW748, under a 168 grain Nosler ballistic tip. I don't remember the last time I bought factory ammo, I hand load everything except CCW ammo. (Except 22lr & 22 Mag of course).
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:49:36 PM EDT
My .308 reloads. Seems to be a common favorite. There is something very cool about tuning your load to your rifle and having both perform better than expectations.
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