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Old 01-13-2008, 09:43 PM
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Are you sure they are that low ??

Yes, I was wondering the same thing. If it truly has that bc, that cartridge would be a heck of a lot less ideal for long range shooting than almost every gun in my safe save my 223! Not poking fun here, just amazed at the low bc.
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That is the information I got of of the Barnes web site for those particular bullets. But yes, both guns seem to perform much better with heavier bullets (at least for the .50 - I have yet to be able to find any 350 grain bullets for the Cheytac). When I took the Bison with the .50, The only hunting rounds that I could get were the Barnes X. At the time, I was unaware that A-max was a good bullet for hunting (or so I am told).

I had the ammunition loaded for me by the same guy who made the rifle (Cheytac). When I took it out to the range to zero it at 300 I found that I could get about .75" groups out of it. I am not so certain that kind of accuracy would hold past 500 meters or so.

Now, my question to you or anyone else reading this; do you know where I can get better bullets for the .375 Cheytac than the Barnes 300 grain X bullet?

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Contact Cheytac in Arco Id. They may have some of the 350 solids in stock.
What bbl and twist did you get?

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Re: Bison with 375 Cheytac and .50 BMG

ARM28,
It's been a few years since this thread so I am currious about the evolution of your bullet selection since this post. There are currently several bullet options available in .375" with ballistic coefficients allegedly exceeding 1.0 but they are not cheap. Many of these were not likely available 4+ years ago when you initiated this discussion. I am in favor of the Rocky Mountain bullets but I'd like to get away from having to pay more than $2.00 each. The SMK's may be a good option but I am skeptical in using them as a hunting bullet. I guess one cannot have it all . . .
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Re: Bison with 375 Cheytac and .50 BMG

I'd like I know where to go
Shoot a bison!!! I've had one from South Dakota.
Want more meat!!!
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Re: Bison with 375 Cheytac and .50 BMG

Those BC numbers must be G7 numbers, and not the G1 numbers we are used to.
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Re: Bison with 375 Cheytac and .50 BMG

Sweet! Yeah that certainly did the job
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