Posted 22 October 2010 - 04:57 AM
Okay, so I asked a good friend yesterday who was going by the Sportsman's Warehouse in Roseville to pick me up some of the 58 grain Hornaday rounds for my .243 so we could go shooting this weekend. Turns out I get to go back today and negotiate (with a receipt) a swap of ammo. He found the rounds I wanted, but they only came in Moly coating. I don't have access to a tumbler else I would keep the rounds so I am at somewhat of an impasse.My .243 is going to be my coyote/bobcat rifle with the occasional "insert random varmint here" coming into the scope. I have a .270 that serves as my big game rifle so I won't need any loads capable of hunting larger animals. One round, small game, bang-flop... If I can't snag some Hornaday rounds without the Moly (pretty sure I won't find those there), what do you guys recommend I pick up, or should I look at a tumbler?The thing with me is that I'm not opposed to reloading, I just have never done so nor do I have any of the equipment. I shoot winchester ballistic silvertips with my .270 and I still have fail safes for the 7mm mag (this gun is serious business with those loads) so if I did look to reload it would only really be for the .243.I may at some point want to look to skin and tan some of the more prime yotes and bobcats, so I don't want to put an exit hole that I could park a car in. From the experiences of those that have gone before, what do you guys suggest?