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What is the general concensus on the 168 gr Hornady HPBTM as to quality? How does it compare to the Sierra 168 gr HPBTM?
I suspect some will disagree with me, but I've shot more Hornady bullets than Sierra over the years because I think they're just as accurate but a little less money. I will also mention that you might want to consider Nosler Custom Comptetition -- very good bullet for the money. If you are shooting an M1 Garand or something like that I doubt you'll see a difference in accuracy between Hornady and Sierra.
Possibly -- and this is mere speculation on my part -- if you had a highly tuned bolt gun that can hold benchrest-type groups, you might see a difference. (But it seems that a lot of those guys are shooting Bergers lately anyway).
I think that all the American manufacturers making match bullets hold pretty tight tolerances.
I can report that that make for accurate loads in both my M1A and M1 rifles. For a while there you could get them for $22 per 100 even when prices were rising steadily, and they may still be a better deal than most.
One hole groups, off a bench, on a good day, at 100 out of my '03A4.
"...could get them for $22 per 100..." Not for a very long time, up here. They run over $300Cdn per 1,000, last time I looked.
So I guess that 6000 for $722 was not a bad price. (~$12.00 per 100.)
"Not for a very long time, up here. They run over $300Cdn per 1,000, last time I looked."
Look no more (reported as low stock, but were not low stock for a long time):
Must not be able to order from US distributors from Canada. No matter where you go, Hornady bullets are still a bit of a bargain.
Hornady 168's are a good bullet. I have shot 1000 in rifle matches, they shot well.
"...Must not be able to order from US distributors from Canada..." "•This item is regulated by the US STATE DEPARTMENT and may require an EXPORT LICENSE for international orders."
" minimum of $300.00 USD for us to apply for an export license. There is a $275.00 USD fee for each export license issued."
13 boxes would run $562.56US without shipping or our taxes. We get to pay sales taxes on everything, even if it wasn't purchased in Canada.
Components require the U.S. export permit that requires a Canadian import permit(the only thing we can get for free from our idiot government) for the retailer, if they have paid the the huge U.S. Government exporter's licence fee, to get the export permit. The permit takes several months to get.
Reloading equipment is no big deal though.
I've never found the Hornady 168gr'ers to be accurate out of any of my rifles but the Sierras have never given me any accuracy problems.
The Nosler 168's will do everything the Sieraas will do for less money.
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