Originally Posted by MontanaRifleman
Mud, what is your application... hunting? Target shooting?
Initially, load development and targets while getting the wildcat tamed...And loads developed.
Then LR coyote & varmint hunting (750-1000 yards)...Maybe even LR whitetail deer.
With that bullet, and traveling 4200 fps, it shows my drop out to 1000 (with a 100 yard zero) will be 125.92" (just a hair shy of 13 MOA)...And it will still be retaining 2,329.6 fps velocity, and 1,084.4 ft. lbs of energy...Which will be more than alot of LR calibers with much larger bullets (such as .308 Win, etc...), so it might even be a very viable option for LR hunting large or fast animals such as deer, antelope, or anything of that nature...
If I can only reach 4,000 fps, it will still only drop 143.20", will retain 2,158.8 fps velocity, and 931.2 ft. lbs of energy...Which is still damn-impressive for a .224 caliber bullet.