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    Default Best value Ammo for Howa 7mm-08

    Wondering what you guys are shooting in your Howa 7mm-08's... the best bang for your buck? Under $30/box, I've tried Hornady American Whitetail and Remington Core-lokts but didn't have very good groups at 100 yards. Federal Fusion produced 2" groups at 100 yds but was expecting much more since I have an old 30-30 that can shoot any $20 box of ammo sub MOA at 100 yds.

    What others should I try that won't break the bank?

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    Sounds like you've tried some of the cheaper options. My own 7mm-08 is very picky and I finally found real good accuracy with Federal Premium's 140 grain Nosler Ballistic Tip load. If you wait for sales, you can often get it for about 30 bucks per box. Good luck!

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    Maybe try Hornady Precision Hunter ammo or their Superformance. The tough part about 7mm-08 is ammo tends to be a bit pricey.

    Keep your eyes on Shooters Pro Shop because sometimes they run deal on 7mm-08 under $20/box but tend to be rarely in stock.

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    Thanks for the advice, I'll have to keep my eye out for the deal.

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    Thanks for the tip!

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    Doesn't help in choosing a bullet for your gun, but www.ammoseek.com will definitely make it easier to find a given load and get you the best pricing for that load.
    "Freedom is NOT Free"

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    ^^ THAT^^

    That site got me onto a sell out of Federal Supreme 140gr TSX's at $15 a box. Bought a boat load of them, over the course of 3 pay checks, for no other reason than to have the brass and cheap range practice.

    They don't shoot quite as well as my hand loads, but not enough to make me Not use them afield.

    (check your screws on the rifle & the scope, they may not be as tight as you may think)
    "Talent, hits a target, no one else can hit... Genius, hits a target, no one else can see."

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