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Old 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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Old 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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Old 05-17-2003, 10:36 PM
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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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Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????

My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.

Jeff.
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Old 05-17-2003, 11:13 PM
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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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Old 05-18-2003, 01:44 AM
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Re: ? on bullet drop at 600yds

LOL!!!!
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Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????

My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.

Jeff.
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Old 05-18-2003, 07:10 AM
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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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Old 05-18-2003, 09:36 AM
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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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