Originally Posted by RT2506
If you are deer size game hunting I would not worry about 3.8" at 200 yards. I have always sighted in most deer rifles 3" high at 100 yards and most will be between 3.5 to 4" high at 200. When shooting at 200 yards I just make sure that I am holding center or just slightly below center of front shoulder or center mass. Best thing you can do is shoot at 200 and really see where your impact is. I would rather be 4" high at 200 than 4" or more low at 300. Slightly high shots takes out the spine most of the time and kills instantly but low hits breaks a leg and usually means lost game that lots of the time still dies a suffering death.
Yes those 240 W cases must have some gold in them for what that cost. My hunting buddy had one for a while and I could not believe what he gave for the cases. He used it one season but really did not like it. It was really too fast for using cup and core bullets under 100 yards on deer if you hit bone. Best bullet he used was the 100 Partition. Some young speed freak kid wanted the rifle and my buddy gladly let him get it. It was a Mauser 98 action with a Douglas XX 26" barrel. It was very accurate. He had it back before the new bonded and mono bullets came out.
Thanks RT2506 . I got rained out today but I will see whats going on at 200 and 300 yards I do a lot of neck shooting so it's a smaller target for the fudge factor but i like neck shooting because it's either a bang flop shot or a flat out miss but not unless i got a scope so big i can start a small grass fire with it, after 200 yards i move back to the engine room cause the neck just gets to small for me so i see what you mean about shooting a little high at 200 ain't such a bad thing after all.