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Old 09-28-2010, 07:42 AM
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grouping for 600yd whitetails ?????????

if i wanted to hunt white tail deer at 600 yards what kind of groups should i strive for at 100yds im hunting with a senderosfII 300 win mag thanks for the input
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Re: grouping for 600yd whitetails ?????????

Most want to stay in or around 1/2moa. 1/2inch at 100 and 3 inches at 600yds. I always like to find the best group with the lowest extreme spread. Run them over a chrony to find your velocities of your loads. The difference between you lowest and highest is your extreme spread. Basically I am making sure of consistency.


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Re: grouping for 600yd whitetails ?????????

You really need to shoot your rifle all the way out to 600 yards to see what YOU and IT are capable of. I have seen some rifles and loads that would shoot 4" groups at 500 yards and would only shoot 2" groups at 100. Some loads/bullets don't settle down until they get out to around 200 or so yards. Yes a rifle needs to shoot tight groups at distance but the main thing about distance shooting is YOU knowing how to dope the wind. The only way to learn to dope the wind is shoot, shoot, shoot in all conditions. Good luck and good shooting.
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You really need to shoot your rifle all the way out to 600 yards to see what YOU and IT are capable of. I have seen some rifles and loads that would shoot 4" groups at 500 yards and would only shoot 2" groups at 100. Some loads/bullets don't settle down until they get out to around 200 or so yards. Yes a rifle needs to shoot tight groups at distance but the main thing about distance shooting is YOU knowing how to dope the wind. The only way to learn to dope the wind is shoot, shoot, shoot in all conditions. Good luck and good shooting.
+1 on what Ernie just told you and I want to restate load testing past 200 yards is key! In my opnion all 100 yards tells you is your on paper.
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Re: grouping for 600yd whitetails ?????????

Also need to leard to judge condition. Very important as well!
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Re: grouping for 600yd whitetails ?????????

well thank you for all your time and input.I plane on hiting the range hard the next week or so but wanted some input from the topguns thank you agian
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if i wanted to hunt white tail deer at 600 yards what kind of groups should i strive for at 100yds im hunting with a senderosfII 300 win mag thanks for the input
once you get the load that you want to shoot, I would go straight to 600 yds. and see if you can consistently shoot groups that will kill a deer"in field conditions".......Rich
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