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Old 12-19-2007, 12:52 PM
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What Kind of Energy at Long Range?

I really enjoyed all the replies to the "Bullet Performance.....?" thread I started some time back.

Now! I know you guys have something that calculate bullet speed and bullet energy at whatever yardage. I think ya'll call it a PDC or something like that. I'm still not up to speed on all of the lingo you guys use.

Any way I would like to see what kind of energy and velocity your bullets have at 500 and 1000 yards. Please list caliber, barrel length and bullet weight/brand...

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Old 12-19-2007, 02:34 PM
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--------------Velocity -- Energy ----------

500 yards---- 2826fps -- 3547 ft.#

1000 yards--- 2320fps -- 2390 ft.#

7mm AM - 32" bbl - 200 grain Wildcat ULDRBBT


Just remember that velocity and energy mean nothing unless the bullet is properly designed to do what you require of it at the point of impact on the target of your choice.

I have never recovered the above bullet in deer but did get one back in an elk when it traveled almost full body length before stopping in a hind quarter on the off side.
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Old 12-19-2007, 02:45 PM
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Just remember that velocity and energy mean nothing unless the bullet is properly designed to do what you require of it at the point of impact on the target of your choice.
I agree! That was got me to thinking about this thread. In the reloading section there was a reply to one of my thread there about bullets not making it to the target. I'd heard of it happening in .22 stuff, just not in real calibers ;)
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what ss7mm said. Only mine is a 270 AM shooting 195s at a little less velocity but still more than 2K FPE at 1K. Also 169s are over 2k FPE @ 1K.

Really wouldn't want to shoot big North American game with less.
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Old 12-19-2007, 03:26 PM
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Really wouldn't want to shoot big North American game with less.
Hey roy,
Yeah in the reloading thread I was asking about loads for 7mmRUM. I would have never thought 7mm would have bullet constrution issues while in flight. I certainly know when it hits meat, bullet construction is vital.

Thanks

OMT-270AM what does the "AM" stand for...I've seen it a couple times, just can't recall?
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AM stands for Allen Magnum.

Here is the info for my 338AM 300gr Sierra Match King, 3300fps muzzle velocity

muzzle 3300fps 7200+ ft lbs
500yds 2770fps 5100+ ft lbs
1000yds 2300fps 3500+ ft lbs
2000yds 1500fps 1500+ ft lbs

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AJ,

Hey dude, whatcha doin' postin' numbers like that, Huh!

My "big girl" is now pouting down in the cleaning stand. Feelings are hurt big time (Tears go here). She darn well knows that one of these days, she'll be relegated to predators only.:( But I'll take her along so she can enjoy the mountains weather.

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