Remington 700 ML (Old Style)

Pa Grizz

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I would suggest that, 282yds with that charge and that light a bullet should not be attempted.
The bullet was a pass thru.She went 20 yards and fell.I practice out to 300 yards using wet old phone books with a 1 inch pine board between them to act as a rib and it goes through.The bullet does not expand all the way buy enough to kill cleanly.I have shot several right at 200 with this load and bullet.282 happens to be the farthest I wanted to try
 

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The bullet was a pass thru.She went 20 yards and fell.I practice out to 300 yards using wet old phone books with a 1 inch pine board between them to act as a rib and it goes through.The bullet does not expand all the way buy enough to kill cleanly.I have shot several right at 200 with this load and bullet.282 happens to be the farthest I wanted to try

That may be the case, but likely an exception and one that I would not present as a good charge (IIRC 2-pellets) and bullet. The velocity and bullet energy drop off extremely fast and you may have around only 500fpe, maybe a slight more.
I shoot long range muzzleloaders to 500yds and rarely shoot anymore at 100yds, other than to zero the scope so I can dope the further ranges, or maybe when testing bullets.

I think that if you ever ran that charge and bullet through a chronograph, then placed the necessary data into a ballistics program, you might be surprised at how little energy your charge and bullet has at 282yds. However, good luck shoot'n.
 

Pa Grizz

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That may be the case, but likely an exception and one that I would not present as a good charge (IIRC 2-pellets) and bullet. The velocity and bullet energy drop off extremely fast and you may have around only 500fpe, maybe a slight more.
I shoot long range muzzleloaders to 500yds and rarely shoot anymore at 100yds, other than to zero the scope so I can dope the further ranges, or maybe when testing bullets.

I think that if you ever ran that charge and bullet through a chronograph, then placed the necessary data into a ballistics program, you might be surprised at how little energy your charge and bullet has at 282yds. However, good luck shoot'n.
If that load had not preformed on the phone books and pine board I would have never thought of trying it
 
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