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Old 02-08-2014, 06:53 PM
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long range accuracy?

What kind of group at 100 yrds constitutes good enough accuracy for long range hunting.

i.e. is a 1 inch group at 100 yrds acceptable for 1000 yrd shots?

I'm too old to savvy MOA
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:25 PM
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Re: long range accuracy?

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What kind of group at 100 yrds constitutes good enough accuracy for long range hunting.

i.e. is a 1 inch group at 100 yrds acceptable for 1000 yrd shots?

I'm too old to savvy MOA
A rifle that shoots 1inch at 100yds shoots 10inches at 1000yds.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:07 PM
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Re: long range accuracy?

OK Thanks that helps! I'm trying to get my 243 HLd's down to 1/2" @ 100, and getting close.

I'm hoping to get some 400 yrds yotes with it and a Leupold VX6.
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:14 AM
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Re: long range accuracy?

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I'm too old to savvy MOA
MOA.... =
1" at 100
2" at 200
3" at 300
4" at 400
5" at 500

i think you see the pattern here...
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Old 02-09-2014, 12:38 AM
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Re: long range accuracy?

As far a shooting and killing an animal at that distance, everything changes. You won't be at your shooting range anymore, and altitude will be different, wind will be needed to be calculated correctly, spin drift, coriolis effect has to be understood and accounted for. These shots should be practised, and practised again. And when you think you got it , practise some more. YouTube makes it look easy , but there is so much preparation that goes into a single shot at that range. Especially cold bore. I think 1/2 -3/4 inch off the bench at 100 should be your benchmark. Welcome to long range shooting!
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:04 AM
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Re: long range accuracy?

One thing to take into account is that if a rifle shoots 1/2" at 100 does not mean that it will shoot 4" at 400. Some rifles and loads DO shoot tighter at longer range than they do at shorter ranges. The only way to know is to shoot out to those yardages. I have seen rifles that would shoot a certain load 1" at 100 and shoot 1 3/4" at 300 yards. You never know until you give it a try. I have also seen rifles shoot bug holes at 100 and shoot all over the place at 300 yards.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:38 AM
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Re: long range accuracy?

+1 to what RT2506 posted,J've seen the same thing.I used to put a lot of effort working up a great group @ 100yds,only to be disappointed when I shot it at 200yds.These days,I go for a really great group @ 200yds and that will cover most of my hunting shots.
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