Re: Velocities for 25-06 and Retumbo
I can't Berger's to fly right out of my 25-06 either, I think the twist rate is too slow and the berger VLD are much longer than the same weight bullet in the Noslers.
My Leupold VX-L Target with the Varmint reticules MOA of drop vs Actual MOA of drop
Range Actual drop in MOA Drop in MOA to the reticule 200 yard zero
300 1.80 1.81
400 3.98 4.13
500 6.52 7.02
600 9.32 9.35
As you can see, the range that is off the most is 500 yards and itís .5 MOA high. An MOA is 5.236 inches at 500 yards so the actual impact point is roughly 2.5 inches higher than the 500 yard cross hair. That is VERY COOL, you range them, put the right cross hair on them and pull the trigger. Iíve shot 3 inch groups with this gun and load at 400 yards and one 5 inch group with five shots spread out in 100 hard increments to 500 yards aiming dead at the bulls eye with the appropriate reticule. I did that just to prove to a buddy how close the reticules were to being dead onÖ
The MOA listed of the reticules is on the big triangle, you can adjust it by running the power up and down, get the correct setting for your load and mark your scope.
Now my step son has one and shoots a 300 RUM and the only way we could get it close was to use a 100 yard zero and shoot the main reticule at 100 and 200, then the 300 400 and 500 reticules were less than half an MOA off, but 600 was off too far to use. That 300 RUM is the flattest shooting gun Iíve ever seen, but it KICKS like a mule.
I might cut and past this into a post for scopes, for people that don't know how they work...
Thanks for the help!