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Unread 05-17-2003, 08:51 PM
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? on bullet drop at 600yds

My 6.5-300 Weatherby shot in dead on at
100 yds will drop 46" at 600 yds. I have
a 17lb. rifle that is very pleasant to
shoot. No brake is needed using only
83grs. of H870. What would I have to go
to caliber wise in order to shoot say
6" to a foot or more flatter? GEG

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    Unread 05-17-2003, 10:31 PM
     
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    Re: ? on bullet drop at 600yds

    SLAP really is a 4 letter word, remember you heard it hear first. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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    Re: ? on bullet drop at 600yds

    Can I ask what kind of load you are shooting?

    According to my math, you need a bullet with a BC of .525 @ a velocity of 3600 FPS at sea level at 59 degrees with a 100 yard zero and 46" of drop at 600 yards.

    I dont know of much that will do better than that.
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    Re: ? on bullet drop at 600yds

    Just for kicks run 4450fps through your calculator with 250grain(BC.450)Barns.My calculator & field experience says 29" @ 600!
    Got a couple of gentlemen working on a .7-.8BC bullet that should realy fly flat.Now if I can get them to group a little better?????
    SLAP is not a new word Sam....unless you got one that groups????Quit teasin us and explain
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    Re: ? on bullet drop at 600yds

    LOL!!!!
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    Re: ? on bullet drop at 600yds

    S1, I do not understand SLAP! This rifle
    was built for me by Ray on a 700 action
    and a 30" Mike Rock 5R barrel. My career
    Navy son and I put this rifle thru its
    break in and that is what it did. I
    was not sure if 46" was good or bad for
    a fast 6.5 142gr SMK with 83gr of H870
    as we never had a 6.5 before. I ask the
    question looking for an answer so as to
    determine where I was at on a "flat
    shooting" scale not to be funny. Thanks
    for the info guys. GEG
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    Re: ? on bullet drop at 600yds

    I am not sure on what the actual velocity of this could be but how about taking that down to a 6mm and shooting 105 amax or berger vld at 4000fps should give you at least a foot better at 600.
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