Model-70 Winchester,(only 24" barrel) 300wby, handloads -180gr accubond at 3085fps (thats as fast as I can load em with IMR4831)at 3800ft.
I figure I can always have my genaric calibrated turrets to this load and adjust the dial for less drop at higher elevation. I typically elk hunt at 3500-8500ft. at -15deg to 40deg agv. I bear hunt at about 3800 ft but it can be 115deg in Hells Canyon in August so dial a little less drop for temp. I deer hunt (if I ever draw a tag 0tags for 7years currently) between 3000-and-6000ft.
I shoot coyotes at all ranges and elevations and temps as targets of opportunity
Ill be installing a brake on this little bugger as soon as I get the $ but I dont anticipate it slowing the bullet down enough to compensate on the turret.
Maybe the M-1's are a better route I dont know. I just dont like the MOA if I can dial to a listed yardage for my caliber and speed etc and fudge according to elevation, and temp etc.
Quite honestly Im not anywhere near good enough at doping the wind to shoot past 6-800yds on an elk anyway, letalone running out of energy there on out anyway. Ill sure try on a coyote tho. and practice alot on PAPER as far as I can dial and dope wind close enough to come close
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