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1000yrd bullet?

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Unread 04-01-2008, 11:21 AM
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1000yrd bullet?

What would you guys shoot?

168 vld @ mv3050
190 vld @ mv2850

I've read that some bullets start to tumble at certain ranges. Does weight and b.c have anything to do with this? On a ballistic program, there isn't much difference between the two at a 1000yrds other than energy.
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Unread 04-01-2008, 11:24 AM
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On the program is one thing in real world conditions is a complete other ,I personaly would shoot the 190's.

some bullet will tumble when the go subsonic but I believe this has more to do with RPM than bullet speed.
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Unread 04-01-2008, 01:24 PM
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The bullets w/ the bad rap for tumbling and such are 168gr SMKs... which have a different angle to the boat tail as they were designed with 300m shooting in mind some 30-40 (or more) years ago. The 168gr VLD should be fine. I've never ran one that fast, but you should be good to go either way.
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Unread 04-01-2008, 08:32 PM
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the cartridge would be my deciding factor. if it was a 308, i'd use the 168's. if you're shooting a saum, then i'd go with the 190's. wasn't clear if you were impling a 300saum or not.
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