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Old 02-12-2006, 01:48 AM
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Grouping satisfactory?

Are 50mm groups at 250m any good? Using .25-06 AI with 10X scope.
The crosshair thickness of my scope has made it hard to group tight at long distances.

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Old 02-12-2006, 02:19 AM
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Re: Grouping satisfactory?

What is that in inches?? I dont know mm's. It all depends on what your hunting for. For pdogs, obviously you want the most accurate possible. For deer you still need good accuracy but not as good as for an elk. You see what I mean. For LR shooting, I believe most people want 1/2 MOA. So for 250 yards, a 1.25" is good, but I would say 1.5"-2" is plenty for deer size or yotes, but for pdogs you need better then that to get consistent hits at longer ranges.
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Old 02-12-2006, 04:29 AM
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Re: Grouping satisfactory?

It is 1.968"

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Old 02-12-2006, 04:30 AM
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Re: Grouping satisfactory?

BTW I hunt foxes mostly.
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Old 02-12-2006, 09:07 AM
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Re: Grouping satisfactory?

Your groups should be quite adequate for shooting fox out to 500yds or so. In theory, you would still be shooting under 4" groups at that distance. Well within the vitals of a fox.

However, fox are not normally shot that far, thus, making your set-up just fine.
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Old 02-12-2006, 11:06 AM
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Re: Grouping satisfactory?

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Your groups should be quite adequate for shooting fox out to 500yds or so. In theory, you would still be shooting under 4" groups at that distance.

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In reality, groups open up as range increases; they are never linear in the angle they subtend. Depending on the variables in ballistic coefficient and muzzle velocity spread, a 50mm group at 250m can easily be a 150mm or larger group at 500m.
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Old 02-12-2006, 11:27 AM
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Re: Grouping satisfactory?

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In reality, groups open up as range increases; they are never linear in the angle they subtend. Depending on the variables in ballistic coefficient and muzzle velocity spread, a 50mm group at 250m can easily be a 150mm or larger group at 500m.

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That's why I said "In theory". Occasionally, a rifle may even shoot groups that shrink with distance, when measured in moa.

Either way, his rifle should be fine for the intended target.
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