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    P-dog range finder

    I bought a Leica 1600 and it works well enough to 400 or 500 yards on flat ground.
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    22-250 projectile choice

    The 55 grain Hornady Vmax at a velocity of 3660 fps and 59 degrees at sea level has an SG of 0.8 which is well below 1 and well into instability territory for a 1:14 twist barrel. So a 55 gr Hornady Vmax is obviously a terrible choice for a 1:14 twist as is any boat tail bullet like I already...
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    22-250 projectile choice

    22-250 dies are as common as fleas.
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    22-250 projectile choice

    I don't know if you are going to find any of that in factory ammo.
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    22-250 projectile choice

    Flat base bullets. Probably the best are the 64 and 60 grain Berger varmints. Then next the Speer 55 grain TNT. Then the Nosler hollowpoint flat base Varmageddon. These are in descending order of BC. All these will reach an SG of 1.5 in a 1:12 twist. The 55 grain hornady Vmax gets to SG of 1.4...
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    Try this long range 22-250Rem load.

    The Hornady 53 grain Vmax at 0.832" long and 3950 fps in a 1:12 barrel has an SG of 1.08. That probably is not stable past 200 yds. It takes at least a 1:10 twist to shoot this bullet well.
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    I'm considering a 6.5 Sherman build instead of a 6.5-06. I have a drawer full of .270 brass. Can...

    I'm considering a 6.5 Sherman build instead of a 6.5-06. I have a drawer full of .270 brass. Can you tell me where I could find a reamer and loading dies for the Sherman? Would load data from a 6.5 Gibbs be close to the same performance as a Sherman? I assume that brass is formed from .270 Win...
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    P-dog range finder

    I need something that fits in a small part of my backpack
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    P-dog range finder

    Mine does all I need for p-dogs. Sometimes I have to range a spot 5 or 6 times to get enough readings that are the same to believe it. But my nikon 1000 was useless past 250 yards on flat ground.
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    P-dog range finder

    My Leica 1600 came in yesterday. I drove about a half mile to the edge of the neighborhood where I could see past houses. Ranged a Home Depot sign that was at about a 45 degree angle to me at 1568 yds. But looking slightly down hill in a pasture I got returns on nothing but bare ground with...
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    P-dog range finder

    I don't want to argue at all. I just want inputs from people on their rangefinders. It's a simple request. I can already range with shots. That's not my question.
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    P-dog range finder

    I find ranging by shots to be very inadequate.
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    P-dog range finder

    I use shots for ranging too but I'd like to do better than that.
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    P-dog range finder

    Has anyone had success using a rangefinder on prairie dog mounds in flat terrain? I'm specifically wondering about the Bushnell ARC 1 mile and the Leica 1600-B. I'd like to be able to range a mound out to 800 yds or so.
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    22-250 projectile choice

    The highest BC bullet that will stabilize with an SG higher than 1.5 in a 1:14 twist is the Speer 55 grain TNT. My 1:14 22-250 likes these better than any other bullet.
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