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Old 07-10-2010, 09:08 PM
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short to long range moa consistency

A question for some of you longtimers. When you get a good rifle / load combination worked up with a premium bullet like berger that gives constant
groups like 3/8 or 1/2 moa at 100 to 300 yds, how sure can you be that this will
hold true at long range like 600 - 1000 yds? I know that's why we take em out
and put em to the test but what has your experience been?
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:25 AM
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Re: short to long range moa consistency

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A question for some of you longtimers. When you get a good rifle / load combination worked up with a premium bullet like berger that gives constant
groups like 3/8 or 1/2 moa at 100 to 300 yds, how sure can you be that this will
hold true at long range like 600 - 1000 yds? I know that's why we take em out
and put em to the test but what has your experience been?

your going to get as many opinions as there are days in the week.
we hunt and shoot in a mountainous area. to my mind that makes it easier.
after working up good loads for 100 yd. shooting, we only shoot at that distance or any target again to recheck zero.
after that its all shooting at small rocks. we could care less about paper groups.
if we can consistantly hit small rocks at the chosen distance what else matters. these are hunting rifles and thats all we care about.
its worked very well for almost 40 years in our camp, and lots of others also in that part of the world.
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:34 AM
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Re: short to long range moa consistency

You have to shoot the load at diffrent distances to be sure. Maybe I have been lucky but I do my load testing at 200 yards and if and when I get a load that shoots under 1/2 at that range I am good to go.
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