New build-should I shoot the 200-225 grain bullets

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New build-should I shoot the 200-225 grain bullets

Postby giannid » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:38 pm

I sold my tromix upper build to a friend of mine and put together a new upper for my AR with a Satern 18 inch barrel with a 1 in 20 twist. When load developing with my Tromix upper, I used lil gun and a 250 grain ftx bullet because it seemed to be the most popular. It was a shooter with thee bullets usually touching with 39 grains of lil gun at 2.26. Also took a nice buck last season at 75 yards that traveled two steps and piled up. I'm starting over with a new upper so that means load development again. Seems like the lighter bullets have really gained popularity around here and am wondering if that's where I should be. I like to have the capability to harvest whitetail at 250 yards and I think the extra velocity and flatter trajectory could be a good thing with the lighter bullets. Wondering if lil gun is the best powder for these lighter bullets also. Thoughts?
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