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Unread 02-27-2010, 03:50 PM
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Re: bullet drop?????

Man, this exterior balistics thing is coooooompilicated. I am down to one rifle now, a pre 64 mod 70 243. I do not own a chrony. My load for this rifle is 40.5 grs of 4350 under a 95 gr nos bal tip, CCI br primmer. In the past I have found the group that shot the best load for a particular rifle at 100 yrds, Then shot it at 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 and 400, noted the drops and went hunting. I am getting old now and I guess I was just trying to find a short cut. Maybe the old way is still the best since I still don't think I have a real good understanding of what ya'll are talking about. Thanks for all the help and if anyone else wants to chime in, I greatly appreciate it. Maybe it will finally get through this thick head.
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Unread 02-27-2010, 05:15 PM
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Re: bullet drop?????

If you want to know your drops without having a chrony the only thing you can really do is shoot them and measure them. With a 243 you're probably not going to be shooting big game much past 500 yds. If I was shooting a 243, I would sight it in (zero) at 200 yds, but that's just me.

Here are a couple of sites that talk about trajectory and have graphs that might help you.

Bullet Trajectory Facts

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Here's an online calc you can play with to help you with your drops.

External Ballistics Calculator
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Unread 02-27-2010, 11:44 PM
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Re: bullet drop?????

bullet flflight lists this load (approx 3100fps) with an optimum max point blank at 315 yrd 0
with a presumed scope height of 1.75"it will shoot 3.5 moa high at 100 (3.5 inches),2.72 moa (5" high) at 175, o at 315and 2.05 moa low (8.6 inches) at 400
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