Loc: Llano County TX
I like a 150 gr Hornady SP flat base over 45 grains IMR 4895 and 165 gr Hornady BTSP over 45.5 grains of Varget. Both shoot at or just under an inch at 100 yds out of my Remington 700 with 26" barrel
I hunted with the 150 last year and they performed well, hogs and deer down within a few yards of the shot. I shot a doe with a 165 and I was impressed with the wound and blood trail. Broadside shot at 120 yds. she went about 15yds left a blood trail that Stevie Wonder could have followed.
“A hunt based only on the trophies taken falls far short of what the ultimate goal should be.” -Fred Bear
150 Barnes TTSX 45.9 Varget F210 Black Hills brass TTSX are sensitive to seating depth Starting off 0.010" off of the lands usually works well. Barnes suggests 0.050" off the lands
150 Nosler Partition 46.5 Varget F210 Black Hills brass
Note - this is older Black Hills brass which is comparable to Winchester brass.
For the last year plus, Black Hills has been using RUAG brass, which has smaller internal capacity. Reduce by 2.0 grains and work back up in increments of 0.2 grains. Should end up about 1.0 grain less than the same load with the older brass. The RUAG brass is very nice quality.