Originally Posted by crappiedan
Well I shot a about a 1.5" group(didnt measure)with 79gr(weight) of bh209. I then tried the 84gr max load and it opened up to about 3" or so. I was hoping to shoot the max load to get more velocity with the 300gr bullet. So, I have a new question now....Am I better off to stick with the 250gr sst @2050fps or the 300 scorpion @ 1850fps? I can get either load to shoot about an inch group @ 100 yards. I normally would not be shooting at a deer much past 100 yards but would like to have the best option loaded if that shot had to be up to 200 yards.
Either or will have enough energy at 200yds. The key is knowing where the bullet is going to hit at your self-imposed maximum range. I've not shot the scorpion but have shot the SST and don't care for them or its brother with the different color polymer tip, the Shockwave. If you're going to shoot 79grs of BH209, there should be no problem with ANY quality
bullet and complete pass thru at 200yds. I only use Barnes 250gr TMZ bullets and last year I took two deer, one at 191yds and one at 203 yds with both complete pass thru and no more than 35 yd tracking jobs.