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Old 05-27-2019, 12:56 PM
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Default Anyone finding 75 gr are more accurate.

On 600 yd line I usually shoot 80 gr but 75 gr seem to be more accurate ...anyone seeing same trend as me ?

Oh...got to say the obvious: 556 caliber with my RR NM rifle.
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Old 05-27-2019, 03:51 PM
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I shoot the Berger 80.5's but the 77 Lapuas pushed a little hard are almost as good (for me). I do plan to go back to the 75H for my 300yd load.

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Old 05-28-2019, 03:34 PM
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I shoot the RR NM rifle as well. It loves the 75 grain bullets. Has better accuracy then the 68 or 80 grain bullets.
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Old 05-29-2019, 01:03 PM
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I have a love/hate relationship with the 75s. I have a lot of personal bests with them including my only 10x, which was in rapid sitting. I have also shot 100-4x offhand with the 75s.

But I also have had more than one experience with different lots of bullets blowing up and only a few rounds making it to the target. This is usually on barrels with 2500+ rounds on them. I don't know if its a carbon ring, or a jagged gas port, or something else, but its bit me more than once. Sierras don't have that problem.

I do like to shoot them still. I have about 1100 of them loaded up and am using them with an A2 when I feel like shooting it. But I don't trust them for matches I consider important any more.

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Old 05-30-2019, 04:47 AM
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are you asking about the 75 Hornady or the 75 Berger?
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Old 05-30-2019, 05:51 PM
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are you asking about the 75 Hornady or the 75 Berger?
And if the 75 Hornady, the BTHP or AMAX/ELD?
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Old 05-31-2019, 08:53 AM
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75 gr Hornady BTHP.

Never experienced any bullet blowing up....thankfully.
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Old 05-31-2019, 01:04 PM
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75 gr Hornady BTHP.

Never experienced any bullet blowing up....thankfully.
Over a decade ago, the Hornady 75s had that reputation. Most people agree that the issue has been solved. But my experience has been that they still can poof into dust half way to the target, especially in older barrels.
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Old 06-01-2019, 11:56 AM
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75 gr Hornady BTHP.

Never experienced any bullet blowing up....thankfully.
Iím going to try these in my 1/8 RRA takeoff that Iím building on.

By the way, @milprileb , your call sign seems very familiar. Did you used to frequent the Swiss Rifle forums or similar?
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Old 06-01-2019, 11:57 AM
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Over a decade ago, the Hornady 75s had that reputation. Most people agree that the issue has been solved. But my experience has been that they still can poof into dust half way to the target, especially in older barrels.
Does the twist rate matter with respect to this issue?
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