Re: Long range test loads
Originally Posted by huntin_fool
Thanks. I figured I would shoot at 200 yards at least and see how they do. What kind of groups do you guys usually call good enough for longer ranges? Obviously the smaller the better but say at 200 yards, would I be ok with a MOA group? Or is it just find a load that works at 200 and see how it does further out?
It really depends on what rifle. My 270 for example, if I get MOA out of it I'm tickled with that, I will settle for less accuracy though since I use it at closer ranges. My 7mag though 1/2 MOA or better.
Keep in mind the animals we shoot for food and display are not bullet proof. Contrary to popular belief, they bleed and die just like they did a hundred years ago. Being competent with a given rifle is far more important than impressive ballistics and poor shootability. High velocity misses never put a steak in the freezer.