Originally Posted by TH
What you need to do first is pick the bullet you want to shoot. Then you need to match the case to the bullet to the velocity you want to push it. The grain weight you said you wanted 165? This puts you at the top end of the 270. Mid to top end of the 7 mm and low end of the 30 cal range. Have you ever made a drop chart for a rifle to shoot to 1000? I'm just asking to see what kind of shooting experience you have?
Yes I would agree I need to decide on a bullet. I thought I had decided that I wanted to go with berger bullets, BUT after hearing of the matrix bullets and seeing his velocity. I am second guessing my choice of the berger.
No I have not made a drop chart. I have no exsperience in long range shooting, I trully envey those of you that do. I trully hope that someday I will be able to make the long range shots. That is the reason I am trying to figure out what I want. Because this will be the only center fire rifle that i will have, which makes me want to make sure it can do what I want it to when the time comes.
I do apoligize for my ignorance on the subject at hand, and I also do appreciate all the helpfull insight that everyone is giving me. I am also a member on alot of other forums, so I know what its like when a newbie comes in asking a million questions about what should be an easy answare. I am trying NOT to be that same guy, I am using all the searches I can with as few and as many words as I can to get the correct information. I can really see that this sight is packed with very skilled and knowledgable people so I sure dont want to burn any bridges.
Please dont misunderstand my wants, I am an ethical hunter and realize that just because the gun I have built will be capable of taking game at said yardages I WILL NOT even attempt to try it outside of my comfort range (right now I am confident out to 350). My hopes are that when the gun is built for ME. I will be able improve my shooting abilities gradully.
I have been playing with the ballistics calculators entering the data from the nosler reloading manual and i am comeing up way short with all of these cartridges (well alot of them). I haven't had enough data to use the calculators for the berger bullets. My thinking was if i could find a suitable cartridge and bullet from the nossler book then I would be well rounded when the time comes for the berger. BUT that was before I knew anything about the Matrix bulletts.