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Old 01-02-2011, 06:24 AM
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Re: Savage 308 /175 SMK - Bullet Drop Question

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I do not think you were looking up the actual drop table for an Sierra Match King bullet. Pretty sure the drop tables in that manual are for nosler bullets, which can be a bit different.

I would fire up JBM:
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And see what it says. Also measure from center of scope body to center of bore line and see how far above center your scope is mounted. Input that measurement into JBM instead of the default 1.5". It makes a difference on drop tables, and it is a very common mistake people make.

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No, these numbers add up with the 175 SMK and his velocity (actual or estimated) of 2700fps. But with a zero of closer to 400 yards. We shoot the 175's almost exclusively out of our M24 and M110. To confirm my original post I just did a quick check with exbal and JBM. There is probably no way for him to get a 2 mil deviation at 600 yards by fidgeting with his scope height. There is something way off here, either his mil reading is off (and it doesn't seem to be) or his zero is. To get is drop with a 200 yard zero he would have to push that bullet around 3500fps at around 9,000 ft asl.
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:30 AM
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Re: Savage 308 /175 SMK - Bullet Drop Question

dodgefan: The answer to your question is Yes.

direil:I checked and it looks like the center of scope to center of bore is 2".

If it's a scope problem what do you think the problem is if it's not in mils?

Thanks for all the suggestions and info all..

Kenny
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:38 AM
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Re: Savage 308 /175 SMK - Bullet Drop Question

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dodgefan: The answer to your question is Yes.

direil:I checked and it looks like the center of scope to center of bore is 2".

If it's a scope problem what do you think the problem is if it's not in mils?

Thanks for all the suggestions and info all..

Kenny

My question is to what power is your scope to be set on for proper mil reading? Some scopes are specific to the power setting for the Mil-dots to read correctly unless you own a first focal plane scope which reads at any setting correctly.

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Old 01-02-2011, 12:42 PM
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Re: Savage 308 /175 SMK - Bullet Drop Question

The distance between each mildot is 18" at 600 yds. From the center cross hair to the second mildot is 36". Would that be my drop?
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Re: Savage 308 /175 SMK - Bullet Drop Question

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dodgefan: The answer to your question is Yes.

direil:I checked and it looks like the center of scope to center of bore is 2".

If it's a scope problem what do you think the problem is if it's not in mils?

Thanks for all the suggestions and info all..

Kenny
OK we are part of the way to an answer. now a few more questions.

1. Did you chronograph the load?

2. If you did chronograph the load what temperature were you shooting in?

3. did you verify the 200 yd zero before shooting the 600 yard target?

4. What was the altitude/barometric pressure at the firing point?

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Old 01-02-2011, 02:29 PM
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Re: Savage 308 /175 SMK - Bullet Drop Question

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The distance between each mildot is 18" at 600 yds. From the center cross hair to the second mildot is 36". Would that be my drop?
36 inches would be close to two mils at 600 yds. Actually should be 43". Bottom edge of one dot to top edge of next lower dot should be .8 mil (according to Leupold) which is 17" at 600 yds...........18" is pretty close.

Actually sounds like you've got more along the lines of 3 IPHY dots......real close to 3 moa. A mil should be 3.6 IPHY.

If your scope is 2nd FP, there is a certain power that it's supposed to be used at for the dots to exactly space 1 mil (as liltank said) so if you're on max power already, then turning the power down will space you out more.

Sounds like the real problem is your zero distance. There is no way that you're zero'd at 200, more likely zero'd around 400 or further (give or take, depending on altitude)..........so yes, that being said........your drop at 600 is approx. 36" or 6 IPHY.

Now go check at 200 or 300 yds, you'll be shooting pretty high at those distances something like 13-15 inches high at 200 and 300 yds.......worth checking IMO.

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Old 01-02-2011, 03:03 PM
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Re: Savage 308 /175 SMK - Bullet Drop Question

Dodgefan I dont have a chronograph, and i haven't verify that it is still on at 200yds,4300ft

SBruce I was wondering about the scope set on 20x if that was the problem, this is my first time shooting at 600yds. trying to figure out how the scope works the Mil Dots.


thanks for the info
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