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Long Range Varmint Riflles

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Unread 12-18-2011, 10:27 PM
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Re: Long Range Varmint Riflles

95smks work good I've shot cans 500yds with my 243 when I run out im moving up to 107smks I've got some 115s I might try but I smks all the way.
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Unread 12-18-2011, 10:50 PM
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Re: Long Range Varmint Riflles

Originally Posted by SpencerSS View Post
I see a lot of light bullets suggested. That's a no go for long pokes. They may work, but you'd be better served with heavier, high BC bullets.

.223"=75Amax, 80Amax, 90VLD

.243"=105Amax/VLD, 115VLD

.264"=140Amax/VLD, or maybe the 123Amax, especially if it's one of the smaller 6.5mm's, ie. creedmor, grendel...

My favorites: 223AI-75Amax at 3100, 243AI-105Amax at 3200, and 87Vmax at 3300
I agree that heavier higher BC bullets help when it comes to long range varmint shooting. However the complaint I have with them is the lack luster of terminal performance they provide. I shoot PD's to watch them FLIP, JUMP, and EXPLODE! Even Bergers Varmint's are sub-par compared to the BT's. And when you get big and heavy you need some FPS behind them to really see what they are capable of.

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