Who do you feel makes the most accurate rifle bullets? - Graybeard Outdoors
View Poll Results: Who do you feel makes the most accurate jacketed riffle bullets?
Barnes 1 1.43%
Berger 10 14.29%
Hornady 15 21.43%
Sierra 27 38.57%
Nosler 8 11.43%
Remington 1 1.43%
Speer 6 8.57%
Lapua 2 2.86%
Winchester 0 0%
Combined Technology 0 0%
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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-03-2010, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Default Who do you feel makes the most accurate rifle bullets?

I was wondering who makes the most accurate jacketed Rifle bullets. I used to be a huge Hornady fan before I started reloading because their factory ammo always seemed to shoot best out of nearly every rifle I owned. Since I have started reloading I have found that most all of Sierra's bullets seem to shoot more accurate than Hornady. If I am not mistaken Sierra has won more competitions than any other bullet maker and I am seeing first hand why. So who do you feel makes the most accurate rifle bullets? Let me know if I have left any company out and I will add them. Thanks and take care Dale

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Default Re: Who do you feel makes the most accurate riffle bullets?

I feel the most accurate maker is the one that makes the bullet that shoots best;

*out of my gun, with my loading technique, with the powder I have chosen to use.

This question and poll is a;
* Ford, Chevy, Dodge,,,or
* Blonde, Brunnete, Redhead,
* Big, little, short, tall

kinda question,, ??? :
I've found three different makers each have made a bullet that shoot's best out of each of three guns,,
Barnes
Nosler
and Sierra
And I'll be trying Bergers next season,,
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I feel the most accurate maker is the one that makes the bullet that shoots best;

*out of my gun, with my loading technique, with the powder I have chosen to use.

This question and poll is a;
* Ford, Chevy, Dodge,,,or
* Blonde, Brunnete, Redhead,
* Big, little, short, tall

kinda question,, ??? :
I've found three different makers each have made a bullet that shoot's best out of each of three guns,,
Barnes
Nosler
and Sierra
And I'll be trying Bergers next season,,
Yea maybe it is but it should still be interesting. Thanks Dale

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Necci: "I feel the most accurate maker is the one that makes the bullet that shoots best; out of my gun, with my loading technique, with the powder I have chosen to use."

Roger that. Further speculations based on irrelivances accomplishes nothing useful.

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It tough to chose but if i had to choose one brand to be my only bullets it would probably be seirra

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Andy Murtagh of Tyrone, PA shot a new 1000 yard bench rest world record score of 100 with a Group of 4.2766" during the 4th relay of Match 5 on Sunday, August 16, 2009. Andy was shooting a 6.5 x 284 rifle chambered by Sid Goodling. The gun has a Master 1000 stock and a Bat Action. He was shooting Sierra 6.5mm 142 grain HPBT MatchKing (#1742) bullets.



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"It tough to chose but if i had to choose one brand to be my only bullets it would probably be seirra"

Surely no one would deny Sierria usually makes the most accurate bulk boxed, off the shelf, MATCH bullets. But, that doesn't carry over to their game bullets. We have to try anything before we have clue for how well it will work for us.

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Sierra is the self proclaimed most accurate and they base that on wins in some sort of competition shooting. I will not argue that they make accurate bullets but that doesn't necessarily mean any given rifle is gonna shoot best with Sierra bullets.

To get an ultimate answer to the question I think you must definite a standard for measuring accuracy. Some thing of it as what works best for long range say over 500 out to 1000 yards. That is one measure for sure but in my opinion not necessarily the best measure of it.

Bench rest shoots fire ten shots at 100 and 200 yards I believe. If your ten shots goes much over 0.100" at 100 yards or is 0.200" at 200 yards then you might as well have stayed home. To the best of my knowledge no one has ever won with Seirra bullets.

If you consider only the brands you list and use BR competition as your accuracy guideline then I think hands down Berger bullets have won more than all the rest combined. They began as a bullet for Berger to use and he won a lot of matches with his home made bullets. Soon other competitors asked for them and he went into business making them. I suspect his match bullets are as good across the board as you will get.

To me the question is moot really tho if you have an off the shelf rifle and barrel. It isn't going to be accurate enough to prove the difference anyway. Unless you have it worked over by a good custom smith with action blueprinted and a top grade match barrel installed and all the other accuracy work done then you'll never see the difference between the match or target bullets from the big names.

Trying to shoot like bench rest shooters do without a rifle of the sort they use is a waste of time, effort and money. Each person has to decide what's good enough for them and so long as you're shooting a factory rifle bullets from Sierra, Nosler or Hornady will do fine.



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I voted Sierra, but I haven't honestly tried all the other brands. The sierra 30cal 168gr has shot incredibly well in any rifle I've ever loaded it in. Having said that the hornady XTP-HP was the most accurate 240gr bullet in my 44mag rifle. So for me, if I'm punching paper I use sierra's, if I'm after deer I use hornady's.

Yesterday I did shoot some factory HSM 30-06 ammo that was made with the 210gr bergers. It was horribly windy and cold and nasty, but the group is around an inch give or take a little.
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Boat tail bullets, no matter which brand seem to be the most accurate. I guess their aerodynamic shape helps.
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