Bullet weight and factory ammo for my SR-762

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jdubb16

Bearcat
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Hello y'all,

I've poked around a bit and looked here and there but I have not seen any info on this topic: I just want to find out what factory ammo is shooting well down the pipe of the Ruger SR-762. For those that don't know, it has a 16.2" barrel and a 1:10rh twist. Mine is chambered in 308 Win/7.62 NATO (they all might be chambered like that, I don't know if there are/were any other calibers available).

I'd like to find a good factory load and bullet weigh and stick with it- make it my "brand". When I begin to load my own, well that will be a big difference and I wont be as concerend about factory loads. But for now I am.

When I first got this rifle I wanted it to be my long range rifle. I did some add-ons to that end- one being a big, high-powered optic. But now, years later, I think I will consider this a mid range rifle at, say, 0-500 yard effective range (my effective range). I'll put the scope on something else and get something like a 1-10 LVPO for my SR-762...

So anyways, what ammo is working well for you SR-762 folks?
 

kmoore

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Federal Gold Medal Match 168gr
Hornady Match 168gr
Black Hills Gold 168gr
See a theme going on. It's the same reason that I advised 168gr match bullets to another person last week. Utube has some videos of guys comparing these well known loads. In my AR-10 the Federal gold medal match does shoot smaller groups than my handloads. I am a little biased toward the Federal as of having fired many rounds making small groups using them in a police rifle. I bet either or all 3 choices will shoot as good or better than you can in your rifle. Beyond 300 yds, heavier bullets and get trigger time in before wasting time at long range.
 

krw

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Anytime you want to see how a 308 shoots, you cant go wrong with FGMM in 168 an 175gr weights. Anytime you get a chance to buy the old blue/white bx FGMM amunition at a decent price, gather it up. Really good factory ammo!!
 

Mobuck

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Try to find some ammo loaded with the Nosler 155 HPBT competition bullet. I would expect it to work well enough in your 16" barrel and keep the velocity up to a usable level. That bullet did pretty well for me out to around 600 on paper and knocked the stuffing out of coyotes at 300-400. I won't say it expanded but it wasn't difficult to follow them up on snowy ground.
 

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