Long Island Shooters Forum banner
1 - 18 of 18 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Ok so I got my new Remington 700 5R and am not shore what ammo (make/grane) to use just looking for some input thanks.  Also thanks to ghost hunter for all his help!!!
 

·
Putin, the new Ceasar. Veni,Vidi, Vici!
Joined
·
22,005 Posts
Hornady Evolution is good ammo. They use match grade cases, and polymer tipped bullets. I bought a couple of boxes on sale at Dick's. When sighting in my hunting rifle, it put three shots touching at 100 from a cold barrel.
 

·
Uh-oh...
Joined
·
12,524 Posts
Federal 168gr Sierra Match King BTHP is the stuff.
http://www.federalpremium.com/products/details/rifle.aspx?id=150

Don't bother using anything else. When I first got my 700, I was chasing rounds all over the paper. Took less than 10 rounds to zero with this ammo. It has gone up recently, so I wouldn't use it if you plan on just plinking.

This is a good plinking round:
http://www.federalpremium.com/products/details/rifle.aspx?id=809

I have some of this, but have yet to try it:
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/2503329954/prvi-partizan-match-ammunition-308-winchester-168-grain-hollow-point-boat-tail
Heard it's supposed to be pretty comparable to the Federal ammo.Yet to be determined.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
26 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Lots of good info from everyone thanks I think I am going to get a few different boxes and see I will post a range report and some pics of my 700 when I get a sec. Thanks all
 

·
Mr. ¼ MOA
Joined
·
3,104 Posts
NY..AR said:
Ok so I got my new Remington 700 5R and am not shore what ammo (make/grane) to use just looking for some input thanks. Also thanks to ghost hunter for all his help!!!
You are very welcome NY..AR. I'm glad you were able to find
that specific rifle. It's definitely a keeper.

I'm a devoted reloader and nothing can match the extreme
accuracy of making your own loads... but out of the box, my
suggestions in order of preference would be:

1. Black Hills Gold 168gr Hornady A-Max (about $34/box)
2. Black Hills 168gr Match HPBT (about $28/box)
3. Lapua Scenar 167gr HPBT (about $50/box) pricey
4. Federal Premium Gold Medal 168gr MatchKing HPBT (about $30/box)
5. Cor-Bon Performance Sierra Match 168gr HPBT (about $34/box)
6. Hornady Match 168gr A-Max Boat Tail (about $27/box)
7. Hornady Match 168gr HPBT (about $26/box)

Bullet Experiences:
Hornady A-Max bullets have proven to be the most accurate
for me shooting holes in holes but only on a calm day. You'll need
to expect a few flyers once in a few groups that just don't make sense.
I guess it's the nature of the how the tip finds its way in the wind. If it
starts off wrong, it's just going to be wrong. Reloading with A-Max's
produced better result though.

Sierra bullets are also proven hightly accurate and are one of the
most consistent that I have found. You can always count Sierra
bullets for decent results... and if you're good enough with the loads
and shooting, you will ALWAYS touch your shots at 100yrds.

Lapua Scenars overall is my brand of choice though. I find them
to be very accurate, consistent, & best quality... never disappoints.
Downside: Very expensive.

I've never found any major advances with Berger, Barnes or
Nosler. All produced acceptable results but nothing that will make
me want to be exclusive with.

I'm working on 2 Remington projects now... .308 and 300Win Mag.
The .308 will be a sporty tactical tack driver while the 300Win Mag
will duplicate the Army XM2010 Sniper rifle but $14K less! ;)

Congrats on the rifle again and happy safe shooting!

Peace,
GH-07
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
288 Posts
Awesome info GH, like always.  I've tried Blackhills .223 ammo in my AR15 and got great results.  They are expensive tho.  Good luck NY..AR on that awesome 5R rifle.  Great choice!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,167 Posts
Can't believe no one said this yet...the 5-R has milspec rifling at a 1:11.25 rate of twist (exact same as the M-24) which means it can more accurately shoot 175gr ammo since it can stabilize the heavier projectile due to its faster twist. Other R700's including the 700P and 700LTR (owner of the latter) have a 1:12 twist better suited for the lighter 168gr HPBT match ammo since it is slower than the 5-R style rifling. Run some Black Hills 175gr through it and tell me it isn't better than the 168gr! Ammunitiontogo.com usually has a good stock at a reasonable price.
 
  • Like
Reactions: glocklife

·
Tactical Shrubbery!!
Joined
·
3,802 Posts
Damn 5R?? You went all out. That's a serious shooter!! You better do that rifle justice and get a solid scope.

I agree with what paulc2287 said and of coarse GH.

BTW: this thread is worthless without pics!! Lets go post some pics.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
716 Posts
I also have a 5R and use Ultramax with great results. I've posted a picture of one my best groupings. Not sure what the measurements are but that's 4 shots inside of a quarter WITHOUT a bipod (sandbags only).

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,167 Posts
Dang! That rifle is a tremendous value if you think about it. Looks like you can shoot really well too! I would love to get one but the Ed brown set me back a few months. Out of curiosity though, what did your setup cost you all in? Do you have a photo?
 

·
LIVE FREE OR DIE
Joined
·
3,118 Posts
You are very welcome NY..AR. I'm glad you were able to find
that specific rifle. It's definitely a keeper.

I'm a devoted reloader and nothing can match the extreme
accuracy of making your own loads... but out of the box, my
suggestions in order of preference would be:

1. Black Hills Gold 168gr Hornady A-Max (about $34/box)
2. Black Hills 168gr Match HPBT (about $28/box)
3. Lapua Scenar 167gr HPBT (about $50/box) pricey
4. Federal Premium Gold Medal 168gr MatchKing HPBT (about $30/box)
5. Cor-Bon Performance Sierra Match 168gr HPBT (about $34/box)
6. Hornady Match 168gr A-Max Boat Tail (about $27/box)
7. Hornady Match 168gr HPBT (about $26/box)

Bullet Experiences:
Hornady A-Max bullets have proven to be the most accurate
for me shooting holes in holes but only on a calm day. You'll need
to expect a few flyers once in a few groups that just don't make sense.
I guess it's the nature of the how the tip finds its way in the wind. If it
starts off wrong, it's just going to be wrong. Reloading with A-Max's
produced better result though.

Sierra bullets are also proven hightly accurate and are one of the
most consistent that I have found. You can always count Sierra
bullets for decent results... and if you're good enough with the loads
and shooting, you will ALWAYS touch your shots at 100yrds.

Lapua Scenars overall is my brand of choice though. I find them
to be very accurate, consistent, & best quality... never disappoints.
Downside: Very expensive.

I've never found any major advances with Berger, Barnes or
Nosler. All produced acceptable results but nothing that will make
me want to be exclusive with.

I'm working on 2 Remington projects now... .308 and 300Win Mag.
The .308 will be a sporty tactical tack driver while the 300Win Mag
will duplicate the Army XM2010 Sniper rifle but $14K less!


Congrats on the rifle again and happy safe shooting!

Peace,
GH-07
As per GH I would try some of these rounds and see what she likes best. You may be very happy with the Federal Matchking 168gr, but it also nice to try a variety to see what performs best.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
6,423 Posts
I have had great success with Hornady Match 168gn BTHP. I consistently shoot sub-MOA with them. However, I am shooting a Thompsen Center with 5R rifling.
 
1 - 18 of 18 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top