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posted on by Aaron Brown
Great ammo probably the best value for match grade ammo out there.
This ammo is more accurate and reliable than the steel cased Hornady Match loads.
With Black Hills new production "red box" my best group with the 77gr smk was .187" for 3 shots, with the 75gr bthp hornady round my best is .201" for 3 shots, and that was with Hornady Match ammo. But the 75gr Hornady projectiles in Black Hills loads are just as accurate.
I shoot 3 round groups for accuracy, and in the last two weeks I have shot 150 out of the 200 rounds I just purchased.
I discounted probably 5 groups due to shooter error, and wont include them in this "report"
I got 5 maybe 7 groups that were closer to 1/4 moa than .5 moa, the best groups so far out of this batch of ammo were .264", .281" and .301"
The majority of the groups (30-35) were near 1/2 MOA between .4-.7", and I shot 10-15 groups that were 3/4 to 1.25 MOA.
New manufacture Black Hills,Hornady and other quality manufacturers produce sub .5" groups with almost boring regularity.
If I were to lay out the Factory new Black Hills ive shot in the same 50 group way, 5-10 groups between .2-.3", 30-35 groups between .3-.5", and the remainder between .5-.7".
Most of the cases out of the 200rds I bought a few weeks ago were from 2013, and the rest (maybe 25%) were from 2012, I have started grouping them by the year on the headstamp, and that seems to help with consistency a little bit. The cases are all in good condition, but have little dings and scratches on them, the dents are minor and from what I have seen the re manufactured ammo just suffers a little from the inconsistent lots of the cases.
But this ammo is still certainly capable even for competition, Its consistently Sub MOA, with the majorty sub 3/4 MOA out of a capable gun and squishy meatbag (shooter) combination.