Range time is never a bad thing. The way i look at it is, are you gonna be happy with 2" - 3" inch groups at 100 yds? if so , any ammo will do. Do you want to be confident in you and your rifles ability to make a tough shot if need be? Then try shooting some different brands and bullet weights to find out what your rifle shoots the best.
I don't reload, but with most of my hunting rifles , i have tried many different brands and weights to see what shoots best. Even with factory ammo, i want to shoot the best , most accurate group i can. It can happen.
There is a load out there, when combined with your barrel length, twist rate, and head spacing, that will shoot better then most people can shoot. What i mean by that, is most rifles shoot better than the person shooting them. lol.
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