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Sighting in rifle
« on: August 29, 2021, 02:07:19 PM »
Hello, Iíve never had a issue before Iíve developed a load for my .300 ultra Iím using retumbo powder 84 grains Iím using Barnes 190 LRX I sighted my rifle in at 100 yards 1/2 inch group I went to 200 yards which should shoot a inch low I have a 1/4 inch group but Iím six inches low I should have to make any adjustments . Any ideas thanks tucker 


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Re: Sighting in rifle
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2021, 02:20:19 PM »
Here is the groups


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Re: Sighting in rifle
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2021, 02:25:11 PM »
How are you calculating you should be an inch lower? Ballistic calculator? Did you verify your speed?
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Re: Sighting in rifle
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2021, 02:28:35 PM »
I donít have a chronograph. Im just going off the box as if I use factory loads it says at 100 yards you should be 1inch high and 200 yards you should be dead on


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Re: Sighting in rifle
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2021, 02:42:25 PM »
Box speeds don't work for reloads. What's your reloading manual say 84gr should get you?
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Re: Sighting in rifle
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2021, 02:52:02 PM »
It says at 86 grains the velocity would be at 2950 . Which Iím using 84 grains. The factory loads is 3125 velocity .


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Re: Sighting in rifle
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2021, 03:08:58 PM »
It doesn't matter what the factory ammo says, you're not using factory ammo. Guessing you're at 2900fps with your 84 grains, that should get you about 3 inches low at 200 with a 100 zero (without knowing all the variables).

Get a chrono. Or shoot at 200, 300, 400, 500... and find your actual trajectory then calculate your velocity off that.

Or it could be something you're doing differently with your shooting form at 200 vs 100. Parallax? Lots of unknowns  :dunno:
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Re: Sighting in rifle
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2021, 03:20:38 PM »
Thanks I think Iím going to make 200 yards my zero and sight it in for that . And go from there Iíll be hunting goats in the olympics which more than likely will be a longer shot


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Re: Sighting in rifle
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2021, 03:50:40 PM »
Yeah way to many variables in this equation. As stated above you need to verify speed over a chrono to even begin to know part of the equation, then take it out to verified distances (200, 300, 400, 500 yards ect) so you can verify drops. Then enjoy your hunt and learn windage if shooting longer distances. Good luck on the goat hunt 🍻

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Re: Sighting in rifle
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2021, 07:36:07 PM »
You are right something strange is happening - you change something other than distance from 100 to 200 ?   

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Re: Sighting in rifle
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2021, 08:28:57 PM »
Scope height?

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Re: Sighting in rifle
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2021, 08:46:59 PM »
25.0   2907.2   1.10   4.14   0.0
50.0   2864.5   0.47   0.87   0.0
75.0   2822.2   0.08   0.12   0.0
100.0   2780.2   0.00   0.00   0.0
125.0   2738.8   0.20   0.14   0.0
150.0   2697.5   0.67   0.43   0.0
175.0   2656.8   1.46   0.79   0.0
200.0   2616.5   2.52   1.21   0.0
225.0   2576.8   3.94   1.67   0.0

My calculator says he should be just over 2.5" low at 200 at box speeds. I'm wondering maybe scope is loose, or canted.
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Re: Sighting in rifle
« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2021, 08:49:23 PM »
Only way I can get muzzle velocity to match his 6inch drop is to drop it to 2200. Which seems way too low for 86gr
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Re: Sighting in rifle
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2021, 08:57:26 PM »
I never changed anything from going from 100 yards to 200 yards . My scope height is 1 5/8 itís nice and tight.


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Re: Sighting in rifle
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2021, 09:02:13 AM »
Moving the position of your rest,or head or moving target at different to different angle,i used a pillow one time because I forgot my rest that changed my impact 3 inches.

 


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