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I bought a savage classic 14 in 325 cal.any tips on how to make a 500yd gun out of it.i have a red field 6-24x50 scope some leupold bases & some 200gr. Nosler ballistic tips.and plan on loading with 4064 imr.and just bought a harris bi pod and a wind meter.any tip or secrets or am i asking to much out of the gun.thanks loader :d
 
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Practice and make a range card for the bullets you will be shooting. The 325 should perform with ease at 500 yards. If I remember correctly the Nosler 200gr are Accubonds and the Ballistic tips are 180gr.
 
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Ihave a 325, and have shot both 180 barnes tsx, and 200 nab, Have taken 5bulls,3 muley,2bear, in last 4 years. Some past 500 with both bullets, the latest, son 14 shot 5 pt bull at 540 w/ 180 tsx, bullet exited off side and broke leg on way out. I use a 4-14 type scope.
 
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that is a great shot for 14 you have taught him well.what kind of powder do u use?and what is your zero.
 
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Fed. 215, 180 tsx, 67 gr. IMR 4350, I am going to try the 2oo and 180 w/ h4350 when it warms up.
 
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u are right the 200 are accubonds. would u use anything different. thanks


I belive the 200 AB is a great hunting bullet with decent bc's, but they can be a little pricy to shoot. For lighter skinned game I would use the 180 BT, or the Sierra GK's.

Here is a pic of the 180 BT on a coyote only loaded at about 2800fps
Coyotes


http://s618.photobucket.com/albums/tt267/wasgas/Coyotes/?action=view&current=P1060245.jpg
 
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I shoot the 220gr Sierra out of mine. It sits over a max charge of H4350. Very accurate and cheap to shoot. The 220gr Sierra I am told was designed for 8mm Rem Mag velocities and as such has a thick jacket. Regardless I have yet to recover a bullet from anything I've shot with it and that includes a couple elk.
 
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Take for the help and great pics i went with the 180 and they do great at 300 but have not got to stretch them out yet.thanks again
 
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you will find that the 200's retain the farther down range energy better and have better BC's, mine is almost aS flat shooting out to 1000 because of that .
 

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