Originally Posted by Lyons7STW
I was calling and he hung up at the edge of the trees at about 120 yards. He looked right at me when i swivled to sight on him. Bad mistake! Last thing that went through his mind was a 40 grn. V-Max @ 4000 fps.
That's very good shooting mate - well done. I was out with a mate shooting foxes he nailed one at 307m (335yds) and I nailed one at 248m (271yds) shooting out of the window of a vehicle. My mate was using a 204cal and I was using the 22.250, both very good cals.
I haven't tried the 40gn projectiles in mine, I guess it shoots really well with the 55gn pills so no need. I'm guessing my velocity is around 3500fps give or take, which is plenty fast enough for me.
What sort of groups are you getting from your Howa? Best I've got on quite a few occasions now is .3" @100m for 5 shots and .4" @ 200m 4 shots 5th shot I pulled as the cease fire siren went! lol.
This is the second Howa I've owned and the other one was just as accurate once I found a load it liked. Unfortunately I sold it yrs ago (very stupid idea) but at least I've found another one which is just as good in a bigger cal, so all good really.