Out to 1,000 yds on cheap ammo?

stello1001

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Hello all,

As title says, how many of you are getting out to 1000 on factory ammo? Specifically American gunner or anything relatively low priced? Although I'd love to reload, I don't have the space for it, perhaps one day. Anyhow, are any of y'all getting out there with some success?

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I'd like to add i have taken AG out to 450 and seemed pretty consistent but of course, 1000 and 450 are two different distances.

I shoot a howa 1500 24" 6.5CM
 
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Hondo64d

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Hello all,

As title says, how many of you are getting out to 1000 on factory ammo? Specifically American gunner or anything relatively low priced? Although I'd love to reload, I don't have the space for it, perhaps one day. Anyhow, are any of y'all getting out there with some success?

*edit*

I'd like to add i have taken AG out to 450 and seemed pretty consistent but of course, 1000 and 450 are two different distances.

I shoot a howa 1500 24" 6.5CM
My son shoots PRS matches with American Gunner. Placed 4th his last match.

John
 

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Berger Match Grade Ammunition 6.5 Creedmoor 130 Grain Hybrid OTM Tactical Box of 20 -

Very consistent box ammo. perhaps a little pricey at $32/box. But well worth it. I realize you're looking for less expensive but I've yet to try Selier Beliot ammo.
I just took my first class with the Bergers and hit 1000 yds without a concern about the ammo. Any misses I had were all on me.
 

b6graham

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Berger Match Grade Ammunition 6.5 Creedmoor 130 Grain Hybrid OTM Tactical Box of 20 -

Very consistent box ammo. perhaps a little pricey at $32/box. But well worth it. I realize you're looking for less expensive but I've yet to try Selier Beliot ammo.
I just took my first class with the Bergers and hit 1000 yds without a concern about the ammo. Any misses I had were all on me.
berger is normally available for around $28 per box
 

gnochi

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I’ve had great luck with 6.5CM AG to 1000. The 5-inch chickens at SVRPC are a bit rough but a MOA Gong is a lot more reasonable and an IPSC torso is very repeatable.

28” Proof 1:8 6.5CM
 

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I’ve had great luck with 6.5CM AG to 1000. The 5-inch chickens at SVRPC are a bit rough but a MOA Gong is a lot more reasonable and an IPSC torso is very repeatable.

28” Proof 1:8 6.5CM
I agree I was shooting AG 140 grain HPBT, out of a 22 inch Savage Axis II, ONCE I FIGURED out the wind, I was hitting 12 inch wide 24 inch tall IPSC targets with regularity.
 
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Inspectit

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I’m shooting Hornady Black 140s out to 1000. It’s pretty consistent. SDs have been 10-14 with the different boxes that I have checked .
 
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wade2big

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You definitely do not need to handload or build a custom rifle to reach 1000 yards consistently. American gunner is good stuff. When it was 70 cents a round shipped it was a no brainer. Now it seems like it is near $1 as everything gun related went sky high lately.
 

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That is some great shooting, rough moa?
Tacc, had NRA UK confirm the V bull is .5 MOA, so roughly using my calipers vs my phone screen, it looks like a 1.2 x 2.5 inch group.
 

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That’s some damn fine shooting.
Very lucky to have such great ranges out near me, my wife is an excellent shot, we start our days using the .22LR at 300 yards for fun and frustration, then use the .223 Tac A1 at 600 with some factory 69 SMK to adjust to wind at longer range, then use the 6.5 Tac A1 at 1000 - 1200 yards.
 
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