Well, Its common knowledge that you need a BC of at least .5 and preferably +.7 to have real long range consistency. Also common knowledge that if you do not have a high powered scope, your just wasting your time, at least that's what some think. Personally, I feel image quality is far more important then mag power.
Anyway, just tested a rifle that SHOULD NOT be a long range chambering at least in the load used for this testing so wanted to offer some video proof that sometimes a non long range bullet can really surprise us and with a low powered scope.
The rifle specs are as follows:
APS Raptor Stalker rifle (10 lb bare rifle weight)
375 Allen Xpress
26" barrel length
Swaro 1-6x scope (non parallax adjustable)
350 gr TSX loaded to 2800 fps (.420 BC)
Now, this load is for hammering a cape buff at 50 yards.....
Here are some pics of the rifle
Anyway, here is a clip of the long range accuracy test session with this rifle and 350 gr TSX at a measured 1070 yards. First shot was taken after testing with the 250 gr TTSX so that's the reason for the low impact. After a scope adjustment the rifle was landing within 1/2 moa of point of aim which was the white spot running diagonal in the center of the view. Turned out this was an old cow pie which is why the second shot after the scope adjustment is very difficult to see. If you look close you will see it impact on the far left edge of the target with not much signature. The rest landed just below the target.
Now, remember this rifle is fitted with a 1-6x scope that has no parallax adjustment. The target is roughly 1 moa wide and 1/2 moa tall to give reference to the group size. For more reference, the small round white rock down and to the left of the impact sight is 1/4 moa in size. Most of the shots fired went WELL under 1/2 moa with all easily going under 3/4 moa.
Wind conditions were also a bit tricky, at my shooting position, the wind was full value 8-10 mph from my right. At the shooting location, it was around 10 mph but from the 2 o'clock direction. Made very little difference.
Anyway, think this rifle and load could EASILY hammer a whitetail at 1070 yards!!!
Nothing like having a rifle that could not be better suited for taking a cape buff at 25 yards or chasing brown bears in Alaska and on the same day take a Kudu or caribou at +1000 yards with just a scope dial up!!!! They do not get much more flexible then this.