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Dont know what happened at 800 yards

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Old 02-03-2004, 01:53 PM
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Re: Dont know what happened at 800 yards

I have the same problem some days too.
I only shoot a 22-250 and 50gr's at 3900 fps.And only at 500 yards..

I just call it,not my day for shooting groups. The next day it shoots great,so it must be me. I have resorted to taking two guns to the range just for that purpose.If one don't shoot I shoot the other and normaly it don't shoot either.There for it must be me.

Just a thought.

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Old 02-03-2004, 08:54 PM
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Re: Dont know what happened at 800 yards

How about the bullets and cases being of dissimalr metals?? Perhaps they tarnished one another ever so slightly.

I have noticed a differance in the way my loads perform simply by cleaning the burnt powder from the inside of the neck or not.

There are 1000+ things that it could have been and not to belittle anybody, it could have been the shooter or highly unlikly, but air density, a dirty barrel...a bad judgment of the wind. Try loading some new rounds up to your normal specs and try it again. 2 or 3 times need be. Then and only then begin to worry.
Originally Posted by Broz View Post
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.

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Old 02-04-2004, 12:54 AM
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Dont know what happened at 800 yards

I just got back from shooting 800 yards and was very dissappointed. I was shooting my usually very accurate .300 RUM. As most know, I have a load worked up with the 200g SMK. I have only shot 1, 3 shot group at 800 yards and it was 4 inches. That was about 3 months ago. I still had about 10 of those shells left so I wanted to try a 5 shot group at that distance. I was using the same bench and rest and everything, but this time the group was 14 inches! There was very little wind. I had 2 shots high, 1 in the middle, and 2 low, pretty much all in a straight line, so again not really the wind. I always let the barrel cool at least a couple minutes between shooting the next shot. The only thing I can think of is the temperature, but then again I'm using H-1000 and I thought that was temp insensitive? Checked all the screws, all tight. Just the other day, I shot a 3.5" 3 shot group with my 150g CT BT. I am really stumped here. Anybody know something I dont??
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