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Old 09-16-2011, 01:49 AM
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100yd and 600yd loads?

I've heard it said that a 100yd MOA load does not ALWAYS print MOA @ LR,
i.e., @ 600/800/1000 yds...

How many folk here find that to be true and how difficult was it for you to find a load that would print MOA at longer distances?

Did you change the brand bullet first or weight or powder...just curious as I venture deeper into this game and start to handload again...

I appreciate whatever info/details you can throw my way!!!
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Old 09-16-2011, 02:05 AM
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Re: 100yd and 600yd loads?

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I've heard it said that a 100yd MOA load does not ALWAYS print MOA @ LR,
i.e., @ 600/800/1000 yds...

How many folk here find that to be true and how difficult was it for you to find a load that would print MOA at longer distances?

Did you change the brand bullet first or weight or powder...just curious as I venture deeper into this game and start to handload again...

I appreciate whatever info/details you can throw my way!!!
If your rig is set up right and you use the bullets we talked about you won't have any problem with that.
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Old 09-16-2011, 02:33 AM
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Re: 100yd and 600yd loads?

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If your rig is set up right and you use the bullets we talked about you won't have any problem with that.

Sure, but I'm curious if folks here have run across this issue on occasion more often than not...Would they try another weight first or powder?...As every rifle is a different beast at times...LOL
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Re: 100yd and 600yd loads?

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Sure, but I'm curious if folks here have run across this issue on occasion more often than not...Would they try another weight first or powder?...As every rifle is a different beast at times...LOL
People do a lot of things out of frustration... .

Notice the caveats... .

IF the rifle is set up right and IF it's shooting good groups at 100.

Technique then is the more likely culprit if suddenly the groups get wild further out IF you are using the kinds of bullets we talked about.

I've seen guys pull all their hair out and try everything you can imagine in frustration with the root cause either being the rifle, the mounts, the scope or more often than not the limitations of the guy behind the gun being the culprit.

Any error you make behind the gun is going to expand exponentially as you move further down range and more often than not if the problem is the shooter that's the last thing the shooter will accept.
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Re: 100yd and 600yd loads?

I agree with Wildrose, placing emphasis on bullet choice and technique. Technique should include wind and mirage management at LR.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:15 AM
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Re: 100yd and 600yd loads?

+ 1 with Greyfox and wildrose.
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Old 09-16-2011, 10:33 AM
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Re: 100yd and 600yd loads?

I had groups expand at longer distances mostly, I think, because of the shooter. Best advice I got was to really look at the nature of the group--is it still consistent? Yeah I know its not sub MOA but are the bullets still performing in a similar all be it a wider pattern. If so, perhaps a bullet or load change could tighten things up. It seems obvious now, but I was getting two or three shots that were accetable with other "flyers." The flyers I have renamed "shooters" as I don't think they had anything to do with the gun, ammo or optics. Trigger time has been the best "fix" for me.
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