Re: Shot groups and distances
Good question. I wish there was an easy answer. Basically, yes, if all things are equal and there is no wind, a 1MOA group at 100 yards will remain a 1 MOA out to some distance. At what distance the group starts to fall apart depends on just about every factor imaginable. My old .30-06 would shoot anything at 1MOA out to about 350 yards and then some loads held a group and some fell apart. My Savage 10FP in .308 will shoot 190 SMK's at 1MOA at 1K. 168 SMK's start to have issues at a little past 400 yards. The best I have been able to figure is the rate of twist is a little fast for that bullet, from this barrel, at this velocity. Too many hunters find good loads for 100 yards and never test them at distances they wind up hunting at. I let my rifle and load tell me what the limit is. My best 100 yard load isn't always my best 1000 yard load. I'm not sure what recommendation I can make if 100 yards is the longest you can practice at.
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