Re: Shooting the .224 wildcat RBBT at a 1000 yards
I just compared the specifications of the 90 grain bullets from Sierra, Berger, and JLK, with the Wildcat 100 grain ULD.
I note that the JLK list its bc as .580, but they have been around for a long time, and tested by many out to 1000 yards.
I looked up an old post on this forum by Rost495, who had used them a lot in his .223, and he said that:
"the bc of the JLK is .560-565 after doing a bunch of shooting, chronographing, and then comparing comeups from the ballistic programs, and is backed by AMUs actual doppler at 1000 yards."
The comparison of the bullet specifications:
weight, overall length, boat tail length, base/ogive, bc.
Sierra---90, 1.160, .165, .560, .504.
Berger---90, 1.260, .180, .599, .517.
JLK------90, 1.225, .180, .595, .580 (listed)
Wildcat-100, 1.300, .150, .700, ???
The results in your rifle is what counts for you, and it will be interesting to see what my .224 Clark produces in about 2 months time, after my gunsmith chambers the rifle, after getting back from an extended shooting trip.
It is encouraging that the general consensus it that the Wildcat 100 grain bullets are capable of shooting very accurately. Regards, Brian.