RELOADING VS FACTORY AMMO

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RELOADING VS FACTORY AMMO

Postby gmstack » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:39 am

IS IT POSSIBLE TO BETTER FACTORY AMMO BALISTICS BY RELOADING FOR MY RUGER RANCH RIFLE ?
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Re: RELOADING VS FACTORY AMMO

Postby Bmt85 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:30 am

The 250 FTX has a pretty good ballistic coefficient that is hard to beat compared to other .451-.452 diameter bullets. So if you really want to beat it your going to have to run them faster. Safely, mind you. From what I've seen from members here with a Ruger Ranch rifle, that won't be a problem. As far as ballistics are concerned, The 450B isn't a long range cartridge. So if your only shooting out to 200yds max, B.C. isn't a huge factor. I personally find a 50yd zero works well with my 450B AR's. basically point and shoot out to 150yds and then I can cheat up a few inches to get to 200yds. I never shoot that far, but if I needed to, it wouldn't hard to get there.

The biggest advantage to reloading this cartridge is bullet choice. A lot better options than the 250FTX, my personal opinion, anyway. Some companies have started offering ammo with better bullets, but they are not cheap.

I would say if you want to get the best ballistics out of the rifle, and better performance on game than the 250 FTX, run a 275 TSX or XPB, and run it out long. Just work up slow and watch what your doing.
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Re: RELOADING VS FACTORY AMMO

Postby coyote wacker » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:34 am

Your going to get a lot of chiming in asking your question....first factory ammo is limited to 38,500 psi because of use in a AR-15 in a modern bolt action with the same cartridge head size personally I wouldn't hesitate to go to ( have gone) 60,000 psi....

Start pushing more velocity and pressure = more recoil...in a lightweight Ruger American recoil can get a little lively for a lot of people...

One thing to remember if you have a AR-15 or family, friends do be very careful that they don't try to shoot your "HOT" ammo in there guns ....loading too long to fit in a AR-15 magazine is a good safety measure...will help increase case capacity also....
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