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Old 01-27-2011, 12:23 AM
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Re: Scope and ammo for Long range hunting?Newbie here!

I shoot the 185 Berger VLD out of mine. The 180 accubond shoots really well also.
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Old 01-27-2011, 02:14 PM
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Re: Scope and ammo for Long range hunting?Newbie here!

Hey thanks guys great info. I havent gotten into reloading yet so I am stuck buying ammo for now. I am thinking about going with the hornady interbonds in 165 grain 3260/3893 (fps/ft lbs) and the leupold 4.5 14x40 cds dial scope. Anyone think that sounds like a good setup for deer,pigs and antelope? I just want to know if I need to that I can shoot accurately out to 600 yards. I know once I get it setup its then practice, practice, practice out at these ranges.
Thanks for all your help guys!!
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:06 AM
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Re: Scope and ammo for Long range hunting?Newbie here!

As an ex-300 WM shooter, I second the Berger 185 VLD. Probably the best shooting projectile in my experience. Berger makes a fine bullet.

That rifle shouldn't have any problem shooting out to 600 yards, even with a mediocre scope, if the shooter is proficient. So, yes, practice is best.
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:00 AM
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Re: Scope and ammo for Long range hunting?Newbie here!

300 mags are better with the heaviest bullets. 165's are great in a 308 but in the 300 win mag the 180-210's are so much better in the wind. The rifle most likely has a 10 twist so you can stabilize the 210 vlds.
The BC of most 165-168 is in the .475 The avg 180 btsp bullet is .507. The Berger 185 is .549. The 190 is .570 and the 210 is .616
Want to use the accubond the the 200 grainer has a bc of .588 vs. thesame .475 of the 165
The A-max208 has a bc of .648 while the 168 has the same .475 and the 178 is .496.
IMHO using the 165-168s in a 300 mag is like filling up an F-1 ferrari at the local Xtra-mart with the cheapest fuel you can find. Will it work yes, will it work to it's potential hardly.
If your loading it down for reduced recoil for a wife or girlfriend use the light bullets but to put the smack down at distance use as big a bullet as it will shoot well.
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Old 01-29-2011, 02:30 PM
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Re: Scope and ammo for Long range hunting?Newbie here!

Ok wow that is very helpful information. I was allways under the assumption that the lighter the bullet the more flatshooting long range capabilities it had. I do get it now though and since I allready have 3 boxes of hornady 180 grain sst superformence from a bear hunt, I guess I will use those. I was getting good groups with them, but I thought I needed to switch up for antelope this year. Thanks for the info guys!!
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:09 AM
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Re: Scope and ammo for Long range hunting?Newbie here!

I have a Leupold 4.5-14x40mm CDS on my Model Seven in 243. I am very pleased with the turrets and overall performance of the scope out to 700 yds (one turn of the turret). I do have some problems with paralax at the higher magnification. The umage is clear at 200 yds., but becomes a litle fuzzy at 600 yds. You can compensate a little by readjusting the eyepiece, but this also messes with your point of impact. Again, I am very pleased with the scope. But if I had to do it all over again, I would go with the non-CDS scope w/side focus and then add a custom dial turret from Leupold or Kenton.
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:42 PM
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Re: Scope and ammo for Long range hunting?Newbie here!

That is good to know, so what is the difference between side focus, or adjustable objective scopes and which is better?

I am lookin at the 4.5 14x50 side focus duplex but am wondering can I get cds dials for drop and wind for this scope as well?


Thanks in advance guys!!
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