I know this has been asked before but Ques. on scenars

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by nolo263, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. nolo263

    nolo263 Well-Known Member

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    How many people here have shot deer or pigs with the 155 scenar .30 cal and at what range? I would like to know if this bullet would perform at long range.
     
  2. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    I cant get the 155 to perform in the expansion department at 300 yards let alone LR. Bad choice for deer. Concider the 155 AMAX. Its real world BC isnt that much lower than the 155 Scenar. Published for published, its a big differance. In one of my test rifles, the differance was only 0.015 BC which isnt bad. .499 was the Scenar and .474 was the AMAX. The AMAX will expand nicely at short and long range.
     

  3. nolo263

    nolo263 Well-Known Member

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    Hello thanks for the reply, The reason i want to use the scenars is that in my .308 gap crusader this is the bullet i use for paper punching and it shoots freaking amazing with this bullet, plus i can get the scenars up to 2850fps. I am going to use them for yotes but was wondering what would happen if i used it on hogs or deer just in case.
     
  4. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    I've shot some hogs with them and the only was I got reasonable expansion was by hitting the actual shoulder bone on the entrance side and the bullet still exited with a quarter sized hole. The damage to the vitals was ok but it was mostly from bone fragmants.
    I don't know what these bullet are made from or how but they are very stout.
    I second the A-max a the best choice , especialy if your gonna be shooting coyotes and deer which are alot lighter built than hogs. Another good choise would be the Berger's I use them a good bit , I trim the meplats back a little further than whats realy needed to make for a wider frontal area to help with the rapid expansion.
     
  5. älg

    älg Well-Known Member

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    JD, that´s interesting.-<what happens if you dont trim the meplat in the Bergers? wont they expand??

    regarding the scenars, I´ve shot a couple 139 out of a 6,5 x 55 on goats and they dont expand.-
     
  6. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    The Bergers will expand without the meplats being trimmed but I cut them back a we bit more to help them uped up faster , they realy don't need it in mosty cases but at the 308's velocities and on smaller game its a little insurance and the actual loss in BC is minimal
     
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    älg Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jd.-<