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#5584898 - 02/05/15 05:21 PM Remington 700 AAC-SD with 16.5" barrel
MGS82 Offline
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Registered: 09/02/11
Posts: 924
Loc: DFW
Those of you that have or do own this gun, which factory hunting ammo was the most accurate? I'm using 155gn AMAX right now and I'm not so impressed with it. I shoot Hornady out of my 22-250, 223 and 243 I built and love it in all 3 of those guns. I'm wondering if I need to be shooting a heavier bullet? Now let me say that some people may be happy with the groups I'm getting(about 5 shots the size of a tennis ball at 100yd) but I'm use to my other guns making 5 shot groups you could cover with a dime or nickel.

The gun is new and still only has about 40-50 rounds thru it but I'm hoping for some improved accuracy.

Thanks!

Mike

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#5585055 - 02/05/15 06:32 PM Re: Remington 700 AAC-SD with 16.5" barrel [Re: MGS82]
mikey1313 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/12
Posts: 659
Loc: Crandall tx
I have one in 300 blkout but I roll my own, takes Sierra match kings like a champ. Never had a 700 that didn't like core lokt.
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#5585187 - 02/05/15 07:21 PM Re: Remington 700 AAC-SD with 16.5" barrel [Re: MGS82]
daniel1381 Offline
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Registered: 03/07/12
Posts: 3588
Loc: longview texas
Talk to chad on here and ask about his 168 match ammo
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#5586276 - 02/06/15 10:48 AM Re: Remington 700 AAC-SD with 16.5" barrel [Re: MGS82]
Capt Craig Offline
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Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 341
Loc: Corsicana, Texas
Are you handloading or strictly looking for factory loads for the gun?
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#5588911 - 02/08/15 09:55 AM Re: Remington 700 AAC-SD with 16.5" barrel [Re: MGS82]
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Registered: 09/02/11
Posts: 924
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I would like to start handloading but am not at the moment.

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#5589426 - 02/08/15 05:07 PM Re: Remington 700 AAC-SD with 16.5" barrel [Re: MGS82]
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Registered: 06/28/09
Posts: 257
Loc: Deep South Texas
Mine shoots great with 168 and 175 SMK's. Better with the 175s. I tried the 155 amax and they were ok, just not as tight as the match kings (all handloads). I'm trying to work up loads with the 178 amax because they're a good bit cheaper than match kings but so far the rifle seems to favor the match king. Try some gold medal match with the match kings. Good luck.
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#5589468 - 02/08/15 05:33 PM Re: Remington 700 AAC-SD with 16.5" barrel [Re: MGS82]
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Registered: 06/28/09
Posts: 257
Loc: Deep South Texas
I'm sorry. I just noticed that you are looking for hunting ammo. My bad. Disregard my last post.
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#5591378 - 02/09/15 06:44 PM Re: Remington 700 AAC-SD with 16.5" barrel [Re: MGS82]
Capt Craig Offline
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Registered: 08/23/11
Posts: 341
Loc: Corsicana, Texas
I load the Hornady A-max 155 grains with 44 grains of IMR 4064 and I am getting 1/2" groups at 100 yards, 1.5" at 200 yards. THe round sis very accurate at 500 plus yards.
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