Sorry about the long gap above, phone updates been really glitch.When I looked up factory ammo I was "blown away" by the price and immediately started shopping for some reloading dies.
the other problem is there is virtually almost no factory ammo available in this caliber, the one box I can find isnt really having a choice. I wouldnt mind having factory ammo to compare to but I have everything I need to handload except projectiles. ..Sorry about the long gap above, phone updates been really glitch.
As for factory ammo I'd get at least one box of what you think or know you'll like and copy them. Than compare them with your own and see what you get, than go from there.
I just dont know if the throat is deep enough to not have to seat the bullet so dèep it starts to compress the powder..The heavier bullets do tend to be less effected bbywind than lighter bullets. As for lenght I think that is more the maker and type of bullets you choose to use.
Nosler partitions. Don't use the Accubonds, had them blow up on me shooting Red Stags in ArgentinaHow do you select which bullet weight to use for hunting?
I'm buying components to handload a new 280AI for elk hunting. Ive narrowed down to either a Barnes TTSX or a Hammer Hunter. I'm looking thru the various weights they offer and kinda stalled out on picking the heaviest or choosing a lighter weight. I'm playing around in a ballistic calculator but don't really have a metric to judge a starting velocity for each weight.
Barnes TTSX: 140, 150gr, Hammer Hunters: 146, 155, 169, 177gr.