Originally Posted by Derek M.
So the standard 10T .277 barrel stabilizes a 165 just fine?
I haven't measured the bullets and calculated stabilization.
..or tried them long range or on game yet.
I simply ran out of time before hunting began and had plenty of dope on other rifles.
But, they were definitely clover-leafing at 100yds out of my Shilen 1:10 twist FN M98 Mauser 270 Win. That seems to imply that they were stabilized or the harmonics were just right. I beleive I was using h4831sc, cci br2 primers, and nosler brass. Velocity was lower than hoped for, but never got up to any signs of pressure. So, I intend to try another ladder.
I'm cautiously optimistic and will wring them out as time permits.
There are of course multiple successful strategies for mid/long range including lower velocity with higher BC and lower BC with higher velocity.
It's nice to have options.
The good news is that they can both be successful in the right circumstances.