So let me start at the beginning, a few weeks ago I won a Ruger American rifle in the caliber of my choice. A good deal, but unfortunately all of the calibers they come in I either have, had or just didn't want. So I struck a deal with the gun shop owner that was supplying the guns. I could choose whatever gun I wanted and just pay the difference in price. So being the Ruger guy that I am I decided on the Ruger Predator in 6.5 Creedmoor combo, which comes with a Vortex Crossfire 4x12 scope factory mounted, and the Predator has the barrel already threaded for my suppressor. The deal cost me $146, I couldn't buy the scope for that. I picked it up at his shop as soon as I got back from my WY hunting trip and have been working on a load for it almost every day since, that is until yesterday. Before my trip I ordered new brass, small rifle primers and some fancy, bonded, tipped, low drag, 130 gr. bullets. I was determined to make them work and they were going to be my go to hunting bullets for this gun. Well after hours and hours spent at the bench with 5 different powders, 2 different sets of dies, several different seating depths, 2 different primers and 3 trips to the range, I was still no where near what I would call a group with these bullets. Yesterday after spending some time online chatting with people that have some experience with this cartridge I decided that enough was enough. I gave up on the 130gr. wonders and borrowed some bullets from my sons side of the reloading bench. I say borrowed cause that's what he calls it when he takes my stuff. I rather hurriedly put together several 140 gr. Hornady Interlock loads and several 143 gr. Hornady ELDX loads and off to the range I went in the mid day sun. At 100 yards the Interlocks grouped right around an inch, I was pretty happy. Then this happened... that's 3 shots with the 143 gr ELDX bullets. There was one other club member there using the range with me, a slightly younger man and a relatively new member of the club, upon seeing the group that I just shot he offered to buy the gun from me on the spot. Had he offered a little sooner I'm pretty sure it would have been his. But for now I'm thinking that's the best $146 I've spent for a gun in quite a while. So I guess unless something changes it looks like the 143 gr. bullets will me my go to hunting bullets for this gun.