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Old 07-31-2011, 06:41 AM
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Bullet weight vs. flight in Pro Hunter

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Been shooting a bit more lately and noticed something puzzling while shooting my Pro Hunter in 22-250. I found a very accurate load using 55 gr. Nos. bal. tips & 33 gr. of Varget. This load is sighted in 4 inches high at 200 yards and groups 1 inch at this range. This is my long range coyote load.

My other load that i use that groups nearly as well is a 52 gr. Speer match over 35 gr. of Varget. This load groups 4 inches lower or dead on at 200 yards.

So yesterday I'm shooting and decide to use up some 40 gr. Win. factory loads for the brass. These loads group 8 in. lower than my 1st load. Is this common for lighter weight bullets in this cal. to do this?
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Hair smoker View Post
Is this common for lighter weight bullets in this cal. to do this?
The only thing that is common is that hardly ever will two different loads shoot to the same spot from any one gun. It is not that lighter bullets shoot higher, or lower, or lefter, or righter. You can't make rules like that, but different points of impact for different loads is what you should expect.
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Old 08-01-2011, 03:57 AM
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Sometimes heavier bullets elevate the muzzle slightly more during the barrel travel time, but that is over-simplifying the issue. You're talking about a change of 2 MOA between various rounds, which is quite normal. This is one reason why guys who have a rifle that will shoot 2 or more bullet weights to the same POI, more or less, cherish that gun and the loads which will give that unusual performance.
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