I've used several ballistic programs to get my drops and I've entered everything as acurately as possible. With every ballistic program I get very very simalar drops (pretty much the same). Using the drops given from the info I put in, I shoot high at all distances past 100 yards. I checked, checked, and double checked everything to see where my mistake was. I couldn't find any. I then went to the range and figured out exactly what my drops were just from shooting and making adjustments. I was given 7.3 moa's for 500 on the balistic programs, but I'm only needing 6 moa's to be right on at 500. With this information it seems that I'm shooting these 168 gr bergers much faster than my chrony says I am. My chrony says 3050 fps, but with my corrected drops it says I'm at 3200 fps. That's fine and dandy, everyone wants more speed right
. But my question is, how am I shooting the VLD's at over 200 fps faster than what's listed in the load data I've found and I'm not even at max load? Here is my info just so someone can double check me.
4500 ft elev.
25-30 % Humidity
168 gr Berger VLD Hunting
3050 fps According to my Chrony
2.18" Scope Height
24" Stock Barrel
Rifle info in Signature
Need 6 moa to be right on at 500 yards (A 100% true 500 yards checked by multiple range finders)