My "best" as in most accurate load in my winchester 94 AE and my 7.5" ruger BH is 11.9 gr of Unique, CCI 300 and 250 XTP.
I have taken turkey and Deer using 255 Keith SWC behind 11.2 gr of AA#5 with good results.
I have a couple that will probably work for you
255 gr SWC , 9gr Bulleye 1450 fps 1/2"group 50 yds for the smaller stuff!
For deer ,bear what ever 300 gr WFN , 23 Gr H110, 1625fps
1"to 1.5" groups at 50yds a real thumper!
My favorite load is a 300 gr. Hornady XTP ahead of 21 gr. of Win. 296 and a magnum primer. It delivers 1500 fps in my 94 AE and shoots into about 2 inches at 50 yds with the original crude sights. I did put a scope on the rifle just to see how accurate the loads I had been using were at 100 yds. With the scope I could get accuracy about the same at 100 yds as the iron sights would get me at 50.
I think your seeing what I saw with the XTP's. My 94AE will not group them any tigher than 2" at 50 yds!! But when I use Cast bullets my 94AE just sings! I've had on a very good day sub 1/2' groups with the 255 SWC -one ragged hole!!! For the 300gr if I get an 1"-1 1/2" I'm Happy!!!
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