Whats a good 300 yard group

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by 7ultra, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. 7ultra

    7ultra Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    Finally got out to a 300 yard range. I was shooting with a 6.5-284, which can consistently shoot 1/4's at 100. I was wondering what is a good group size for 300. I was shooting mismatched ammo (ie, I had no clue what it was or if it was even in the same shot string) but was able to shoot a hair over an inch. How is this?
     
  2. Bob S.

    Bob S. Well-Known Member

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    Thats not bad! Definitely sub moa. Take a look at some of the ric horst posts and you'll see some to use as a goal. Others on here might have some pics from some of the matches that might give you an idea where you are. I'll take an inch at 300 especially for a hunting round.
     

  3. Charles A

    Charles A Well-Known Member

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    I'll take an inch at 300 especially for a hunting round.

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    Yeah, so would most 1000yrd competitors. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

    MOA consistently is good. If you fire 5 groups and one measures an inch, but the rest 2.5-4in, that gun isnt a one inch at 300yrd gun. It a MOA gun. Which is pretty good.
     
  4. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    For a hunting rig 1.5" at 300 yards is a good group. Any thing smaller than that is even better. .75" is exceptional. 1" is extreemly good.

    This is all IMHO.
     
  5. Ankeny

    Ankeny Well-Known Member

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    To me, a sub moa rifle is one that holds under one moa day in and day out on demand. I shot my new loads this afternoon at 200, 300, 400, 500 and 600 in preparation for the opening of my elk season in five days. The targets are laying next to my keyboard. There was a slight crosswind and it was spitting rain. The 200 yard group is 1 3/4, the 300 is 3 1/2, the 400 is 2 7/8, the 500 is 4 inches, the 600 is 4 1/2 and the 700 yard group is 5 1/2 inches. Yeah, I know that's nothing spectacular, but the furthest shot from the dead center of the target is 3 1/2 inches. All 25 rounds would have hit an 8 inch plate. Good enough for hunting?
     
  6. sewwhat89

    sewwhat89 Well-Known Member

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    I would say that is 1 MOE shooting. (Minute of Elk)

    My Sendero baffles me at 300 yards. My best 200 m group to date is 2.2" ctc. Best 300 yard group is 2.1" ctc. Best 535 yard group is 1.6" ctc. Will this trend continue? The same load is under 1/4 MOA at 100. I guess it is all me, but only the 100 and 535 groups are off a shaded, permanent bench. The 200 m bench is a concrete bench in the heat of the sun. The 300 yard groups were all shot prone. My Model 7 300 SAUM actually outshoots my 300 SAUM Sendero at 200-300 yards.