Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Reloading

Reloading Techniques For Reloading


Reply

120 gr Ballistic Tip stable in a 10" twist 260?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-28-2012, 07:34 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 475
120 gr Ballistic Tip stable in a 10" twist 260?

Has anyone tried this at long range?
One program says good down to 2000 fps. That would be good for me.
But another program suggests it is good down to 2500 fps.
But that only gets me out to 350 yards.
I would really like to use it out to 500 yards and practice at 600 yards.
I will drive 960 miles next month to my hunting spot. I can get there a week early to do long range practice shooting.
Where I am now, all I can do is 100 yards.
Nosler has not tried it, they just Googled it and found another one of those programs for me.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-28-2012, 07:43 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: ND
Posts: 2,745
Re: 120 gr Ballistic Tip stable in a 10" twist 260?

From what I understand if it is stable at 100 yards it will be stable until it reaches transonic velocities or more depending on boattail angle. 7*-9* boat tail angle is supposed to do the best in transonic velocities according to Bryan Litz. Practical Thoughts About Transonic Bullet Stability and Accuracy Daily Bulletin
__________________

I'm 16
"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."
~George Washington

"The only advantage a light rifle has is weight, all other advantages go to the heavy rifle."
~ JE Custom

Biggest fail of 2014 so far... http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...ea-ftf-128972/

My guess on W3P .308 230 Grain Bullet: G1 .740-.755
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-28-2012, 08:58 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 155
Re: 120 gr Ballistic Tip stable in a 10" twist 260?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clark View Post
Has anyone tried this at long range?
One program says good down to 2000 fps. That would be good for me.
But another program suggests it is good down to 2500 fps.
But that only gets me out to 350 yards.
I would really like to use it out to 500 yards and practice at 600 yards.
I will drive 960 miles next month to my hunting spot. I can get there a week early to do long range practice shooting.
Where I am now, all I can do is 100 yards.
Nosler has not tried it, they just Googled it and found another one of those programs for me.
1-10 twist is good to go. If your stabilized at 100 you're pretty well stabil to the trans-sonic barrier as others have mentioned.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: 120 gr Ballistic Tip stable in a 10" twist 260?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Best" Smart Phone/Ballistic Apps? fmajor Long Range Hunting & Shooting 10 07-07-2012 08:58 PM
I-Touch/I-Phone question about "Ballistic" software ss7mm Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 8 05-22-2010 05:46 PM
"True Ballistic Range" with Leupold rangefinder Bob33 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 2 08-17-2009 11:43 PM
"Point Blank" Ballistic Programs? Nicholas Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 6 09-19-2002 10:33 AM
Try a "Revolutionary" New Ballistic Computer cronhelm Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 4 08-07-2001 09:52 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC