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How far would you?......140 VLD, 2920 fps

 
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:01 PM
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How far would you?......140 VLD, 2920 fps

Have a January 2012 cow elk hunt. Plan on a LRH with a purpose build LR rifle, NF 2.5-10x32 with NP-R2 reticle pushing the 6.5mm 140 gr Berger Hunting VLD, 1/2 MOA groups, 2920 fps. How far would you push it under ideal conditions? Running 20 deg F, about 24.5 baro, passes 1800 fps about 920 yds.

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Re: How far would you?......140 VLD, 2920 fps

As far as you are confident you can shoot it sub MOA in the same conditions.
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Re: How far would you?......140 VLD, 2920 fps

+ 1 on wild rose's statement. I like to shoot milk jugs under feild conditions for practice. However far I can consistently obliterate them is my limit due to proximity in size to big game vitals
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+ 1 on wild rose's statement. I like to shoot milk jugs under feild conditions for practice. However far I can consistently obliterate them is my limit due to proximity in size to big game vitals
Well reasonably you can figure 2 jugs wide on most Hog/deer larger game, figuring broad side presentation... .

When I was a kid we occasionally had years the watermelons and cantaloupes weren't worth harvesting.... .

Those were the days!
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Re: How far would you?......140 VLD, 2920 fps

I wonder what they did with all those Rocky Ford poisoned canteloups? Hmmm
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I wonder what they did with all those Rocky Ford poisoned canteloups? Hmmm
I could see some real possibilities for "Charity Canteloupe Shoots".


Now if you want to talk about real fun spotlighting coyotes in Watermelon fields at night was a real blast.... .

I even used to get paid for it!
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Re: How far would you?......140 VLD, 2920 fps

If I got paid to hunt yodel dogs I would be in hog heaven. They dont even put bounties on em around here anymore. I have had some ranchers give me ammo. To bad I hand load
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