This is the question many a shooter has asked: factory ammo or handloads? You would think the answer would be simple, but in reality, it just kind of depends on a number of factors. The idea for today’s article is to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using factory ammunition or handloaded ammunition in your precision rifle. You have to understand, in the precision shooting world, finding quality ammunition that performs in your rifle that’s found in a box isn’t as easy as buying it off the shelf. Even the mystical Federal Gold Medal Match doesn’t shoot awesome in every rifle. So the question becomes, how do you maximize chances of making factory ammunition work and at what point do handloads make more sense?