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.