Agreed. I can hit a 500 yard, 16in gong with my 16in 1-7 twist rifle. that is all the accuracy I need for that rifle. That rifle also produces amazing accuracy with match grade 55 gr bullets and 24 grains of RE15. It works much better with 75 grain Hornady BTHPs but I don't load those that often. They are much more expensive.Some shoot the 55's quite well and some dont it's basicly a crapshoot either way.
RE15 meters well, has a very consistent burn, works well with small calibers, and works well with a varying range of bullets weights from low to high. Some of my 75gr handloads through my match rifle were accurate enough to give me a 15 shot, 2in group at 300 yards.I've noticed that Re15 keeps coming up in my favorite small bore .22 cal reloads also in my SAKO 22-250 and in a 1in 8" Armalite heavy 20 stainless NM upper 1/2 MOA or less 5 shots at 200yds is the rule not the exception.
55 grainers shoot fine in my 1/7 colt. But I would not go much lighter.would someone share their opinion on this?