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Question by varminthunter. Uploaded on March 08, 2010
I only shoot at paper out to two hundred yards so I don't know what 300 yard groups would average with my rifle. At 200 yards, from a solid bench and good ammo and no wind, my Rem.223 will average 1 1/4" five shot groups. This is with carefully assembled handloads.
After developing a 55 gr. hand load for my Savage 10, it will cloverleaf at 200 yds. if I do my part. Don't have access to a 300 yd. range, but would not expect enough spread to miss a target.
i can shoot a 3 inch group at 300 yards with my remington 700 bull barre, but this us using factory loads. if i rolled my own i should be shooting better than that.
I think mine will still shoot Minute of NVA out to about 300 yards.
for a hunting gun, 1 inch for every 100 yards is decent accuracy. look up your laod in a ballistics calculator, hornady.com or bergerbullets.com. that will tell you the exact drop, provided you enter the right information.
is this gun for hunting or precision shooting?
For coyotes I shoot 50g VMAX bullets at 3450 fps. I zero one inch high at 100 yards, am dead on at 200 yards and hit 6.5 inches low at 300 yards. I shoot them in a Bushmaster Varminter with a 24" heavy barrel and get 1/2 to 3/4 inch groups at 200 yards; still under an inch at 300. If you have a good barrel on a bolt action rifle, you should be able to shoot even better. A .223 is a pretty accurate cartrige.
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