Re: Downrange Chrono vs Computer generated velocities
Ian, your doing about axactly the same to 500yds as my sons 308 with 150 XLC's at 2850 are in that 20" tube of his but with more energy ta boot. His is running 47.5gr Varget at a 2.85" oal and it groups between 3/4 and 1 1/4". Any other charge wt. and groups go to between 2 and 3+ inches. Pressure is running between 58500 and 60,000 psi so it's grouping well at top velocity unlike most of the other loads I have for it.
I hit some of that 3/8" T-1 steel plate with the 308 Savage Striker during hunting season. The 165gr bullets just left a good mark on it with the back of it just deforming slightly is all. I never used the rifle on it though, but would recommend 200 yards for it if you wanted it left in mint condition with just marks only. My fathers 300WSM Rem700 put 180's clean through it at 100yds, so 300 yds maybe the limit there with the T-1 steel. Step in closer if you don't mind beatin em up a little.
All is well up here and do you believe this, it's +48 deg F, STILL! It was down to 18 deg one night and then back up to the current temp. No snow yet just some rain about half the time.
No moose in the freeze this year, the last two weeks were bad weather and animals were almost non existant. Bear was tracked a couple times but no luck, he was about maybe 9' probably just shy of it though. We got close one night, his tracks were over our foot tracks in less than the ten minutes it took us to get water from the creek and about 100yds away from the fill up spot. On the way back we must have been right on him.
This was about 200yds away from a friend of mines cabin. The dog wouldn't leave our side, she just got real scared and was like glue just before we saw his prints. There was another moose kill about 75 yds behind the cabin and that night it disappeared compleatly!
My friend Don thinks his 7 mag is a tad small for what ever made those tracks and is looking for a 300rum now, oh and no more going to the creek for water in the dark unarmed anymore for him just because its only 300yds away. It freaked him out a bit I think.
Another thing, the best damn moose huntin vidio out there "Love Thunder and Bull II" has ours truely and his son right there in it, way to go Len and Andy. Check it out guys.