I've been reloading since 1971. But not for this SAKO A-7 I bought a couple years ago. I find the Barnes TSX 150 gr very accurate in this rifle. It has a 1:11 SS barrel and shoots this ammo very consistently at .5 to .75 inch at 100 yes - over the last three years. Would recommend giving it a try in other rifles. - PAUL
The power, energy and accuracy of this round cannot be exaggerated. Mulies, whitetail and elk out to 600 meters in my experience, and further, so I'm told. I have no reason to doubt them. It took some getting used to after using 150 grain fmj target rounds, but the difference will blow you away. Some may say it's a bit pricey but for what you get it's a bargain. No perceived increase in recoil and accuracy beyond my expectations. - ERIC
I shot these rounds out of my Remington 700 SPS while hunting last year. The whitetail deer in Southeast Georgia aren't very big so I don't really need a really heavy round or load. These bullets work great for what I am doing. I killed 2 nice bucks, 6 does and 1 200 lb hog at anywhere from 50 to 300 yards. I dropped 2 deer and the hog in their tracks and the other 6 deer ran no more than 30 yards. I really like this round because it works well and I don't have to look far for my game. It is powerful enough to "smoke" whatever I shoot without ruining any meat. All together, I have used about 10 boxes of this ammo in my 700 and can say that the rounds are accurate and dependable. I plan on purchasing more for this year. - R. P.
My M1A loves this stuff!! Best ammunition I have shot through my M1A Standard to date. Typical results @ 100 yards on a target with a bullseye of 1 1/2\" in diameter are: 12 to 16 rounds are in the bulleyes with a grouping that knocks out a hole of about 1/2 \" in diameter done with around 8/9 to 12 rounds. The balance of the 20 rounds are in the 24 ring (1\" wide) that encircles the bullseye - more than likely my fault and not the ammunition\'s. My M1A is scoped with a Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20x. These groupings are both accompished using a Caldwell Lead Sled or bipod. I haven\'t shot any Federal Premium Gold Medal 168 grain Sierra Matchking BTMP yet for comparison. - W. L.
This ammo is designed for the M1A specifically. At 100 yards this ammo gives me groups of .71in. while the much more expensive Federal Classic gives me .052 out of the same M1A Supermatch. Federal makes this to support M1A match shooting, and they have done a really good job for a reasonable price. There\'s no doubt it\'s five star ammo. - T. K.