trajectory 25-06AI

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by harfman99, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. harfman99

    harfman99 Well-Known Member

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    My pops and I were at the range the other day working with my wife's 25-06 AI. We were fire forming brass, gun juicing and breaking in the barrel. The fire form loads were hornady 117 spbt and 49 grns of IMR 4350 averaging 3000 fps. I had loaded up some fire formed brass with 63 grns of Retumbo and 115 berger vld's around 3400. I was using the same target and noticed that the bergers hit the target 2 inches lower than the hornadys. the question is i thought this would be the other way around. or am i missing something here. Any help would be great Thanks
    Chris
     
  2. Varminator 911

    Varminator 911 Well-Known Member

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    The barrel vibrations that occur during firing are more than might seem obvious. So the higher velocity bullet is being released at a different point in the vibration cycle. As long as the accuracy is there, it doesn't matter.
     

  3. britz

    britz Well-Known Member

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    He is correct, but that is not to say that the Bergers won't cary better. After the initial sight in at , say 100 yards, the Bergers will cary better than the hornady's due to the low drag and the higher FPS.