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Old 12-15-2011, 08:03 PM
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new to long range shooting

Hi all

I am new to the sport. I have a custom built 308 on a mauser 98 that I am comfortable to 600 yards with. I recently bought a savage 11 in 22-250. My intentions are to make deer hunting more interesting and varmint and targets. The problem I have is I can't find any factory ammo or any hand loads that are accurate. My smallest 100 yard group is about 2 inches. I have loaded every conceivable load from 40 to 80make gr with rl15 rl19 imr 4350,4320 and varget. And advice will be appreciated
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Old 12-18-2011, 02:37 PM
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Re: new to long range shooting

Welcome to the site. You sould try the 55 Gr Nosler Ballistic Tip and H380. Should work really well for you.
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:13 PM
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Re: new to long range shooting

Sorry to answer you question with a question, but what is your rate of twist???that is were I'd start. a 1 in 14 should work well will 40-55 grain bullets. A 1 in 8 should work well with 69 to 75 grain bullets. these are just example, but the rule of thumb is theslower the rate of twist(1-14) the shorter the bullet and the faster the rate(1-8) the longer the bullet. you might want to try a powder with a faster burn rate
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:40 PM
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Re: new to long range shooting

It's gonna be a 1:12 twist so he is gonna want to stay with the lighter weight bullets.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:22 PM
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Re: new to long range shooting

My smallest groups have been with 80 gr a max in the 1:12 even though it shouldn't be
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