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Posted: 7/9/2003 3:48:37 PM EDT
Cabelas has the blue box in the fall catalog at a pretty good price. Which would be most suitable for a 1/9 twist. The 68 is much cheaper than the 69.

Thanks
M4-AK
Link Posted: 7/9/2003 4:19:12 PM EDT
It is all going to depend on your individual barrel. I did some accuracy testing with my 16" 1 in 9 Crome lined barrel this weekend. 69 grn SMK avg 1.75" @100 yrds 68 grn MHP avg 2.875 @100 yrds 60 grn VMax avg 1.25" @100 yrds 52 grn MHP avg 2.375" @100 yrds 50 grn VMax avg 1.375 @100 yrds Q3131a avg 2.000" @100yrds All ammo was Black Hills blue box (except for Q3131a) Your Milage will vary.
Link Posted: 7/9/2003 4:22:07 PM EDT
Looks like yours didn't like the 68 as much did it. Thanks for the quick response. M4-AK
Link Posted: 7/9/2003 5:02:26 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/9/2003 5:13:18 PM EDT
My 20" Stainless Steel Bull barreled varmint rig likes the 68gr Heavy Match HP to the tune of 1/4 MOA out to 300 meters. I've shot a few literal one hole groups at 100 yards with it. I picked up a case of it from the June Georgia Precision sale for right around $15/50 rounds.
Link Posted: 7/9/2003 6:55:30 PM EDT
Try both and see which one yours prefers. A 1:9 barrel won't care between 68 and 69gr, stability-wise. It's funny that the 68gr bullet is actually longer than the 69gr! (different ogive shape).
Link Posted: 7/9/2003 9:16:17 PM EDT
I have a DPMS 16" SS bull barrel 1:9 and it likes the 69 grain better. I get about MOA at 100 with 69 grain, but get 1.5 to 2 MOA with the 68 grain. Try both, and see what your rifle prefers. -Zmeja
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