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  1. #1
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    Anyone load with PPU Match Bullets?

    In particular the .224 55gn HPBT and the .30 155gn HPBT.

    I suppose I've always snubbed PPU stuff in favour of more expensive offerings from Nosler & Sierra but with an average price of 30 for a box of .224 heads and 50 for a box of .30 heads, I think I'm willing to give PPU a try at literally half the price!

    Obviously if they're not consistent I'll go back to what I was using but I'd be interested to hear other peoples experiences with them?

    Does half the money get half the quality is what I'm getting at, or are they worth a go?

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    I have used the .224 69hpbt ppu match before and they shoot ok, what I did was weigh each bullet and put them in batches by weight and shoot them in groups by weight and still manage to hit the bulls!!

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    I have always used the PPU 174gn FMJ's in my K31, and they have been fine, granted I'm using iron sights so group size is not one hole....or even close
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    PPU heads etc

    I use PPU heads for my 6.50 x 55 Swedish Mauser, again with Iron sights, I am happy to get them on a A4 sheet at 100 yards, so they do the job at a very reasonable price.

    For my 223 I have always used top makes for cases, but have just purchased 100 PPU cases from Kranks, I will be reloading them this weekend and hopefully trying them next week, It will be interesting.
    I will try to remember to put the results on site.
    6.5 55 SWEDE.223 HOWA VARMINT NIKON 8X32X50 -.22LR CZ STYLE-16" .17 HMR CZ AMERICAN-16" SIMMONS AETEC-12G BERETTA A.302,AYA NO 4,BAIKAL O&U

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    Depends what your expectations are.
    I can confirm ppu 308 bullets are crapola at 1000 yards.
    The PPU 69 and 75 gn 223 match bullets seem to work reasonably well.
    I have tried the 6.5 120gn match bullets and they were bleeding awful at 600yds.
    If you are okay with 5 moa at 100 yards any ppu/s&b bullet will be fine.
    Similarly if you are shooting fig 11 on an etr range.
    I much prefer to use Lapua scenars bought in 1k boxes.
    69 scenars worked out about 28 a 100 and 155 scenars about 36 a 100.
    But I do shoot 600/800/900/1000 regularly so expect some success.
    The old mantra of " quality bullet through a quality barrel " very much holds true for me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mag44uk View Post
    Depends what your expectations are.
    I can confirm ppu 308 bullets are crapola at 1000 yards.
    The PPU 69 and 75 gn 223 match bullets seem to work reasonably well.
    I have tried the 6.5 120gn match bullets and they were bleeding awful at 600yds.
    If you are okay with 5 moa at 100 yards any ppu/s&b bullet will be fine.
    Similarly if you are shooting fig 11 on an etr range.
    I much prefer to use Lapua scenars bought in 1k boxes.
    69 scenars worked out about 28 a 100 and 155 scenars about 36 a 100.
    But I do shoot 600/800/900/1000 regularly so expect some success.
    The old mantra of " quality bullet through a quality barrel " very much holds true for me!
    true, but a lot of folk are not keen on the scenars, due to inconsistancy, dont know, just bought 200 to try, I shoot PPU to 1000, but that is with iron sights and to be honest, I doubt if any other bullet would improve my performance
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