I may be asking a stupid question, but inquiring minds want to know.
All of a sudden I have the opportunity to go hunting this season, but since I was not planning on it, I didn't develop a hunting load for my gun. My solution - just go out and buy some 6.5 CM ammo, zero my scope to it and go hunting. The ammo I have used in the past with great results is the Hornady SST ammo, however, I don't like that the SST bullets are sort of a frangibile bullet that breaks apart and pieces of end up all over the animal and damage a lot of meat. So what I wanted to do was to pull the 129gn SST bullets and use my Nosler 129gn Accubond LR instead. The thinking is that since they are the same weight, and for a CM I seat to magazine length, the differences in ballistics should be small. So this is my question, is there any problems with me swapping out the bullets on a box of factory ammo like I've mentioned above. Let me know.
Bad idea. Pulling bullets and the re-seating will introduce a TON of variables. Impossible to be sure each would behave like the next.
Solution: Buy some proper ammo. I wouldn't be afraid of buying these: http://coppercreekammo.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=48&products_id=265&zenid=b272dc3b8cb387e5e91a361b2f6c0e2f
or maybe even these:
Or...if you have the bullets just load up a load that you know will be safe and go with it for this year.
Thanx for the feedback guys. I'll go with the box ammo for this time and work up a load to have ready for next year.