- Apr 19, 2010
- Reaction score
- South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Canada
I take the opposite approach with a new double. I always test with my favorite bullets regardless of what the rifle was regulated with. At a minimum I test with Swift A-Frame softs and Woodleigh solids, as well as Bear Claw Sledgehammer solids, loaded by Federal. I have a Sabatti .500 that was regulated with Hornady ammo, but it puts the Swift into the same hole at 30 paces, and Woodleigh solids are almost as good. It won’t always be that, way of course. I have a Chapuis in 9.3 that was regulated with Norma Oryx and that turned out to be the only accurate load out of that rifle. You won’t know what the rifle will do until you spend some quality range time trying a few alternatives to the factory ammo choice.