All I’ve ever used in my 7mm is Federal. I don’t have any complaints. I use 150 gr. rounds. My brother uses their trophy copper rounds in his .243 and has had good luck. Once ammo becomes more available, I’ll be looking to switch to their copper rounds.All good feedback, thanks fellas. I've also heard federal is a good economy type round that's pretty good too, can anyone confirm?
With 150 gr bullets I would think sighting in at either range would easily still put you in the boiler room out to at least 250 yards which is pretty much the outer limits for a hunter with limited experience.Ive also heard mixed thoughts on sighting scope. Some say I should zero at 100yds, others say 200. What you guys think?
Interesting. Is a plastic stock more "flexible" than a wanut one?There are a couple things that would rank higher on my list than “which ammo” in regards to shooting accurately.
I have the Axis II in 6.5 CM.
If you have the cheap, factory-molded plastic stock, swap it out for something stiffer. Or, for about $50 in materials and tools you can remove it and fill in the buttstock with grocery sacks and the forestock with epoxy, which is what I did. There are several videos and threads online showing how to do this. https://www.hunttalk.com/threads/junk-stock-build.296979/
A forestock of cheap factory-molded stock can warp when removed from the mold and is likely not complete straight. It can touch the barrel. Even if it was completely straight, a very small amount of pressure you put on the stock can cause it bend and touch the barrel, throwing your shot way off.
Secondly, a crisp trigger with a light break. Timney or Accutrigger. Shop used to save $$
Ammo choice is typically more for fine-tuning. May bring a shot group in 1” or less at 100 yards, which is important, just not as important as a serviceable stock and trigger.
Not all composite are the same. There are some high-quality products out there. Savage Axis maintains a low price on an accurate rifle by putting about $10 into a limp noodle stock and puts much more attention to the action, specifically the bolt.Interesting. Is a plastic stock more "flexible" than a wanut one?
The Tupperware Savage stocks, definitely!Interesting. Is a plastic stock more "flexible" than a wanut one?