Re: 7mm STW Brotherhood - For those who shoot the 7mm Shooting Times Westerner
Gamehawker, I have that same issue with a load I shot a few weeks ago. It makes me a little nervous, because it could cause a " mid range miss", or at least a high shot in the mid range. 200-350 area. I think I am going to deduct I MOA from my zero when I sight in my rifle next week in Maryland.
That load you are shooting is rockin. The SD, ES are amazing, and that group says it all.
I once had a rifle sighted a little too high at 100, and did not have a chance to shoot it on paper at longer distance. Well, long story short, I had a huge doe at exactly 200 yards, that I thought was at about 250. So, I held a little over center line, and watched the bullet hit the dirt behind her and high, directly over where I was aiming. Lesson learned. I use a 250 zero, which is about 1 1/4 inches high at 100. It still prints high at 200, but drops in at 250. ( at least on paper)
I think your load is a keeper, and anything in front of it is going for a pick- up ride. Good luck on your hunt, and have a Great Thanksgiving!
P/ S, are you hunting in Maryland?
AIM SMALL,MISS SMALL.
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