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Drop Charts from Sierra not matching up.

 
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Old 12-22-2011, 04:19 PM
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Drop Charts from Sierra not matching up.

I have a 243 Winchester. I am shooting the 105 Amax with H4831sc powder and BR2 primer. Anyways, I printed out a drop chart based on the above load with GM210 primers I had chrono'd awhile ago. The drops aren't accurate at all. My 200 yard correction was 4 clicks at 1/4" click value on a leupold scope and the 300 was 10 clicks total. The sierra data says 5.3 at 200 and 13.4 at 300. Is this normal? I tried to adjust the velocity higher on the sierra load data to see if I could match the real world data but couldn't. I see the 200 yard data is fairly close but when you get to 300 its starting to get aways off and will probably be even more the further out I shoot. Is there a more accurate program or is it me?
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:47 PM
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Re: Drop Charts from Sierra not matching up.

I would start by giving us ur load data u came up with. I'm not sure how much different the different primers will effect velocity.
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:32 PM
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Re: Drop Charts from Sierra not matching up.

Are you sure your scope is zeroed and holding zero?

Is the scope mounted high off the barrel?

Just a few things that came to mind.

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Old 12-23-2011, 09:09 AM
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Re: Drop Charts from Sierra not matching up.

I'm using 45.5 grains of H4831sc. The scope works great, not the most expensive by any means, but it tracks great. I had it sent to leupold for target turrets and a new reticle this last summer. I've tried all types of powder and bullets and this combo works great in my rifle. The barrel is 25" long and an 8 twist. The scope (3.5x10x40) is in medium leupold qrw rings and bases so it sits pretty close to the barrel. I've got my adjustments out to 300 now but would like to make a chart that represents what I'm actually seeing in the field.

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Old 12-23-2011, 09:13 AM
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Re: Drop Charts from Sierra not matching up.

What will be your maximum range?

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Old 12-23-2011, 09:27 AM
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Re: Drop Charts from Sierra not matching up.

I went with 500 as it could be possible but limited to my scope power. I corrected the scope magnification it is a 3.5x10x40 on this rifle, I was thinking of another scope.

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Old 12-23-2011, 09:33 AM
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Re: Drop Charts from Sierra not matching up.

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I went with 500 as it could be possible.
I would just shoot to get actual drops at every 100 yards and maybe at 350 and 450 too. Log the MOA up at each distance and then make the ballistics program match up by changing the BC and Velocity a bit. I would start with velocity and emember a lot of chronographs will lie to ya if you let them. When done print it and you will know you have good data.

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