Originally Posted by Long Time Long Ranger
Lots of good choices here on the forum. I think JoelRusso and Shawn Carlock are from PA. But you are in the center of the long range/top gunsmith universe in PA. Lots of good choices there.
Nitro, Which bullet are you using to get a .630 BC out of a 115 grain 257 bullet? I like that idea for long range over 600 yards. I have two 257 STW's that would look real good in those bullets.
Thats what I have been getting for the Bergers. Everything lines up with my drops @ 600, 700 and 1000 yards. The only thing that makes no sense is I am zero'd @ 200 yards and it only drops 21-23 inches @ 500 yards. No BC matches that drop... My buddy shoots the same bullets through his 257 Roy and he is getting similar bc, maybe slightly lower. Might be the difference between a factory barrel and my hand lapped shilen?? They thump steel pretty hard @ 600 yards, pretty comparable to my 300 RUM shooting 190 Bergers @ 3220.
These 115's are still going 2000 fps @ 1000 yards with around 1000 ft/lbs of energy, good enough for a deer if you ask me. If using G7 bc I get around a .320 which is similar to a .630 G1 bc. It makes no sense for the bc that berger list, but I doubt they test these bullets @ 3400 + fps.