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Old 12-27-2003, 10:20 AM
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Flat base bullets.

I have a 223 Remington. Its chambered in a Remington 700 VLS. Most of the shots I take are well within 300 yards. Sometimes I find myself ranging out to about 400 yards. I really can't see woodchucks or crows much further than that. Is there a real advantage to boatail bullets over flat base bullets if my range is only out to about 300-400yds?
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Old 12-27-2003, 01:05 PM
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Re: Flat base bullets.

deergrunt,

My opinion is yes. However, if you have a laser rangefinder and can beat the wind, than go with whatever is the most absolute accurate. If you need as flatter a trajectory as possible and less wind drift than go with the boat tail. Even at 3 or 400 yards it can make a world of differance if those qualities are what you need.

When I had my 243 I used 100 grain flat base bullets between 100-500 yards. I then switched to the BT and even at 400 yards it was about 2-3" of bullet drop differance between the 2 bullets. But for a guy who at the time did not have a range finder, that was pretty good!

[ 12-27-2003: Message edited by: meichele ]
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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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