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Unread 02-02-2007, 09:26 AM
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50 bmg ballistics help needed quick

HI

Have my own range and all, but never thought I"d get a last second invite for some does..... which means I'm a new owner of an AR50 and a can of ball ammo. I did get the gun roughed in on plates at 200 yards a while back but decided that this hunt could blood the gun.

What I need is a ballpark of ball ammo ballistics, 200 zero, elevation at 100,300,400,500,600 yards. I'll have a moment to shoot the gun tommorrow after the morning hunt on a long sendero but want to have an idea what to dial into it.

Leaving in about 4 hours. Thanks for any input.

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    Unread 02-02-2007, 09:27 AM
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    Re: 50 bmg ballistics help needed quick

    Should add that I don't know what kind of ball other than it was under 700 grains, and a FMJ bullet. DOn't know BC or MV or any of the good things or could run it myself.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: 50 bmg ballistics help needed quick

    try one of the calculators on the top of the page they can tell you alot.
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    Re: 50 bmg ballistics help needed quick

    BTT, to add, checked those, unless I missed it, all require some data input. I dont' have any as mentioned. Might can google what ball ammo in a 50 is somewhere but right now don't have MV source or BC at all.
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    Re: 50 bmg ballistics help needed quick

    Thanks, I finally got time to sit at google for 30 minutes. Found a ball park MV of 2900 and BC of 670. Got a print out drop sheet now. Gives one an idea anyway.

    Looks like 200 to 600 is dropping 10moa basically. Easy to remember.

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    Re: 50 bmg ballistics help needed quick

    FWIW, ballistics issues worked fine. But contrary to what I'd read, the bullet must need to be somewhat expansive. 640ish ball bullet poked a nice hole through a doe up close around 260 or so. Ran 50-60 yards, no blood trail at all.

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