Originally Posted by liltank
What is your set up on that rifle? I want to long range shoot with it. I am thinking a 30 to 32" barrel. Also what powders are you using and what type of velocity?
Thanks in advance,
My rifle is a Sako with factory barrel of about 24.5"
The load I use is 70grains of H4350 or AR2209 (same stuff)
Bullet is Hornady 250 grain Match BTHP
Primer is Federal 215
COL is 3.470"
Velocity is 2753 fps.
Sighted in at 100 yards at my altitude. Exbal tells me at 1000 yards, it has a drop of about 28 moa, retains 1630 fps and 1475 ft/lbs. This shoots flatter and hits harder than any other bullet I have fired out of my 338WM
I have not shot it at that range yet but at 450yards which is the length of my back yard, it shoots very well indeed. Once I have fitted a new base and a set of 30mm rings I will attach my new NF scope onto it and give it a try at the longer ranges.
I have some goat culling planned for the next few months so will get a chance to try it out at long range on game to see how the bullet performs. I normally shoot about 50 goats on a cull. They come in various sizes so this should give me a good indication as to the potential of this bullet.
With the longer barrel that you propose, you should get a bit more velocity, I would be interested to know how much when you get to test it.