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Old 08-26-2020, 12:01 AM
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Uh, don't we all typically load a couple near the suggested START load and then work up gradually...? One would think that for normal (say a MAX of 200-300 yards?) hunting purposes the differences between one 165gr "pointy" bullet and another OR the differences between 40.5, 41.5 and 42.5gr of the same powder would basically be negligible? Per Hodgdons this should be nowhere near MAX pressure for a 165gr bullet.

Maybe not generating exactly the claimed 2,700fps of the factory ammo, but once sighted in at 200 yards would 2,550fps not do the trick?

This comment is just predicated on non-extreme conditions, i.e., no 450 yard shots across the canyon at a Dall ram, etc.

Cheers & Good Luck hunting!
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