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Old 02-11-2012, 08:53 AM
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100yd or 200yd?

Hey fellas, On the initial test at the range when building a load do you shoot 3 shots or 5 and do you shoot the prospective rounds at 100 or 200 yds? Thank's, Brad
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Re: 100yd or 200yd?

Brad,

I always shoot 5 rounds so I can eliminate a flyer if I'm not doing my part. (It happens too often) I always start at 100 yds and if accuracy is good or exceptable, I then go to 200yds to look at the bigger picture. I then tweak the load to tighten it up.

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Re: 100yd or 200yd?

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Hey fellas, On the initial test at the range when building a load do you shoot 3 shots or 5 and do you shoot the prospective rounds at 100 or 200 yds? Thank's, Brad
3 shots @ 100 yards is adequate.
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Old 02-11-2012, 10:24 AM
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Re: 100yd or 200yd?

I shoot 3 shot groups at 50 yds to start and get zero'd...then back off to 100 to check my load and see if its hitting where the ballistics charts say its suppose to hit.
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Re: 100yd or 200yd?

Depends on the caliber, barrel dia. and heat. But I do 90% of my load work up at 200 or 300 and usually 3 shot groups. Especially with bigger high BC bullets. I would much rather look at two seperate 3 shot groups with cool down time than one 5 shot. Many times a 1/2 or 3/4 moa load at 100 will still be 1/2 moa at 300 and that is what I strive for.

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Re: 100yd or 200yd?

I run a three shot group.
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Re: 100yd or 200yd?

Another vote for the 3-shots at 100 yards ... then make the necessary refinement for the desired target range(s).

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