The editor researches and presents the new .308 Palma bullet from the “bulletsmiths”.
I’ve had a long association with the NRAA Fullbore discipline, having shot 7.62mm Omarks since I was 14 in club, district and state competitions and have seen the advance in ammunition over a window of 40 years.
Starting with Australian Military 7.62mm F2 ammunition, spitting out a 144gn FMJ open-based, boat-tail bullet at around 2850fps from a 26-inch barrelled target rifle, it was very good for mass-produced ammo, generally managing to hold MoA elevation out to 900 yards, a credit to our Australian ordnance manufacturing at the time.
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Handloading is essentially a search for perfection. Rifle owners in particular are always searching for that combination of components that will land all their bullets close together on the target. They are never entirely satisfied with the accuracy of their gun, and for some reloaders it’s a never ending crusade to gain the best possible accuracy.