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      168s punch one holers. You will not get that with a GI 147 gr projectile. The jacket is not consistent enough. Imagine a top spinning at 100k RPM. If something is marginally off at the edges it won't spin right. Either will a bullet.

      Anyone claiming that 147 gr projectiles shoot as well as Nosler or SMK 168s hasn't shot them much. It's not even close. Spend the money on superior projectiles. Nosler is fantastic and every bit of SMK at a cheaper price point. I use them since I proved the point to myself. Loaded a magazine with 10 each for 20 rounds. All grouped together.

      I prefer Nosler 155 CC for general purpose, intermediate range loads. If out at 600 I am rolling 175s.

      168s are hard to beat except out at 600 and beyond. I prefer the lighter recoil of 155 though for general shooting. The cost difference is not worth the loss in accuracy potential. Noslers can be bought for $230/k from Midsouth Shooters Supply. They may be backordered but Midsouth is quite quick compared to others.

      http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item.asp?sku=0011565934
       
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      These are not bad projectiles. I could acheive some pretty good groups with these bullets, although my load development was not exhaustive enough. I use them to make batches of handloads for my friends who have M1A's but are not great shots. They are always begging me for handloads. Handloads made with these are about 1.5 MOA and are still better than anything but FGMM.

      I save the Nosler and SMK's for myself. I weighed out ten bullets to see the consistency and the Widener's 168's are quite consistent in terms of mass.

      167.1 gr
      167.3
      167.1
      167.2
      167.4
      167.5
      167.3
      167.3
      167.2
      167.1

      AVG 167.25 gr
      SD 0.1354

      Personally, I would purchase the Nosler 168 CC BTHP bullets from Midsouth Shooters Supply for $195/k. Almost as cheap as the Widener's at $180/k and a much superior bullet. SMK's are way too expensive and the Noslers land same POI for me.

      Here's the link:
      http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item.asp?sku=0011565934
       
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      You can get 175 SMK for $4 more from Natchez. I am not paying more than 22-25c/projectile.

      Midsouth has 1000 packs of Nosler 168 for $219.

      http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item.asp?sku=0011565934
      I have them on backorder. I notice that they are hollow points. Is that OK?



      30 Cal .308 Diameter 168 Grain Hollow Point Boat Tail 1000 Count Bulk
      NOSLER BULLETS


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      Price: $227.15
      Item: 115-65934


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      Status: Out of Stock Expected Date is 3/21/2013
       
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      Anyone have comparative knowledge of the Hornady 168g BTHP Match vs. the Prvi Partizan 168g BTHP Match? Wideners has the Hornadys on sale now for $435/1800 or $0.2416/bullet. And they have the Prvi Partizan 168s for $475/2000 or $0.2375/bullet. If the Hornadys perform significantly better than the Prvis then an extra $0.0041/bullet to get them vs. the Prvi bullets might be in order.

      Wideners URL - Hornady 168g BTHP Match
      https://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=100001668&dir=
      That's high man. I came across some last night for .21 each for 168gr bthp.
      I'll see if I can find them. http://www.midsouthshooterssupply.com/item/0011565934/30_Caliber_point308_Diameter_168_Grain_Hollow_Point_Boat_Tail_1000_Count_Bulk
       
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