Re: Going for 1000yds Tonight
Thanks for the reply GG,
I was just sitting thinking about shooting and I decided to run my 22-250 bullet and BJ's 243 against each other in my ballistics program.
My 22-250 is pushing its 55gr bullet at 3750 fps comfortably the bc is .267. BJ's 243 is pushing its 105gr bullet at 3100fps with a bc of .500.
At 1050yds, where I killed the pdog, my 22-250 was traveling at 980fps and dropped 417". It impacted with 117ft/lbs of energy and drifted 175" in a 10mph cross wind.
At 1050yds Bj's 243 was traveling at 1398fps and dropped 319". It hit the pdog with 456ft/lbs of force and drifted 91" in a 10 mph cross wind.
Even though my bullet started out going 650fps faster by the time each bullet would have hit the same target my bullet hit with 339lbs less energy, was going 418fps slower, dropped nearly 100" more and drifted 84" more.
Thats pretty sad ain't it. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
My ballistics program may be off a little but either way this proves that a heavy high bc bullet going at a decent speed beats the hell out of a little bullet going at light speed.
God I wish I would have listened to you guys and not wasted my time with little bullets and speed.
I just thought I would share this little bit of info,
Take it easy
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