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Old 06-21-2012, 10:06 PM
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607 yards with the ol 223 rem

Well out dinking around with the 223 rem. Weatherby Vanguard sub-moa shooting 50gr nosler ballistic tips. today set up at my zero (100 yards ) dropped my normal 3 shots into a little ragged hole. So stepped it out to 300 yards set to my 200 yard mark and pop 32oz bottle gone. (Set to my 200 yard mark due to lots of practice and knowing how it shoots.) Stepped it out to 405 yards held on my 400 yard mark right over the top. Set it right between 300 and 400 yard marks 32 oz bottle gone. Alright lets move it out one more time. 607 yards. Well on the walk there and back it started a nice little 5-7 mph wind. So first shot i held right on my 600 yard mark right on the bottle. To see what the wind was going to do to my bullet. Squeezed it off and the bullet drifted aprox. 1moa to the left but perfect for height it appeared. Held 1 moa to the right and squeezed off. Right in front of it. Alright one more and i got it i held right at the top of the 32oz bottle and my 1 moa to the right. Bang there goes my 32 oz bottle at 607 yards.

I know this isnt long range shooting by any means but i was quite impressed the little 50gr. Bullet did so well. I wish i could try further out but my scope is maxed out at 600.

Oh well the 600 yard mark for a 50gr 223 rem is a pretty big mile stone id say.

Sorry just had to share, but thanks for reading
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:09 PM
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Re: 607 yards with the ol 223 rem

Got hooked on the very same thing with a50 gr nosler and my RRA. Went from there to my bolt .223. It will keep you on your toes for sure especially in the wind. I use one of my .223 to introduce newbies to distance on calmer days shooting small balloons at 500 plus. Instant feedback and usually the next thing out of their mouths is now I want 1000. At that point usually switch to a 6.5 and go from there. Lots of fun.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:18 PM
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Re: 607 yards with the ol 223 rem

Ya i love my 223 weatherby or should i say the ol ladies 223. After she shot it for the first time it immediately became hers. Haha but with that thing we can shoot prairie dogs at 300 yards without even think about it. Only reason we dont shoot them any further is because we usually run out of distance.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:07 AM
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Re: 607 yards with the ol 223 rem

hey just out of curoisity what BC are you using? I had to fiddle a bit and ended up going to a g6 to get any sort of reliability to transonic and beyond. g1 was great to close to 5 and then ??? Just curious.
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Re: 607 yards with the ol 223 rem

Gotta love the .223 loaded with that 50 gr Ballistic Tip. My best so far with mine on PD's is 2 shots one right after the other. One PD at 636 backed up with one at 599. Gotta learn to shoot the wind and dial them up but the bullet and gun can do it. I'm guessing but I think I can do 700 Plus on PD with it if I can do my part. Don't get much for splatter affect, they just fall over dead.
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:13 PM
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Re: 607 yards with the ol 223 rem

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hey just out of curoisity what BC are you using? I had to fiddle a bit and ended up going to a g6 to get any sort of reliability to transonic and beyond. g1 was great to close to 5 and then ??? Just curious.
BC? Ballistic Coefficients?
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:20 PM
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Re: 607 yards with the ol 223 rem

BC = ballistic coefficient. It is a figure used to describe how aerodymamic your bullet is.

BTW...anything shot with a 223 beyond 400 yards is longrange!
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