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Old 07-29-2008, 05:24 AM   #21
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Old 07-29-2008, 05:29 PM   #22
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At 1500 yards you have to worry about wind, bullet drop, the rotation of the earth etc. A good rifle is important, but YOU have to be capable of doing it. Don't go out and spend 10k on a .50BMG and a long range scope without first being confident in your abilities.
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:31 AM   #23
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How do you compare a unicorn to a griffon? That's an easier question to ask. as stated by more than one respondant your asking a vague question as no bullet or rifle at 1500 yards is even close to consistent or reliable due to the human factor,that being stress,position,state of calm,eyesight,and other issuesthat afflict a human being cannot be guaged with any consistency "the tool is only as good as the user". If you subtract the human equation then it turns to math,rotational forces(are you shooting east to west?north to south?) affect accuracy out past 1300 yards by degrees,then there is wind which changes by degrees as distance increases,even barometric pressure and relative humidity must be factored in. I cannot answer but from personal experience,I own 3 Long Guns,weapons that never see the low side of 6-700 yards,one is an old 7mm win.mag on a .338 case pushed out of a 1:10"RH twist,32.78" non-tapered shilen,dbl.crowned bull brl. with a 1.26" dia.,BAT action w/ sako extractor attached to a Mcmillan A-2 tactical stock (alum.bedded) with an adj. Timney trigger "and don't laugh" a bausch & Lomb 5500 scope with mil-spec ret and 5" sun shield. This tool has marked 1478.02 yards with perfect consistency on basketballs destroying them COM. the longest realized hits were at 1894.46 yards on basketballs filled with water
but no control of impact and with more than a few near misses due to velocity fall off and drift,now we're talking a differential range of 416 plus yards shooting a 15" wide target,when a bullet drops out of SS flight sharp forces impact on the bullet,it doesn't just slow it does so radically and yard by yard the deceleration is compounded geospacially,these forces such as related friction and gravity kill the bullets accuracy potential. My biggest issue is barrel life with the loads I shoot are limited to 5-600 rounds before it's sloppy,I have a .264 x .340 wthby.mag. that is awesome out to 1800 yards,flat and fast,out of a 34.8" 1:9 rh twist barrel but I have noticed after less than 370 rounds accuracy is falling off rapidly and at 1000.00 plus per brl that is unacceptible,my new project gun is a .325 x .378 Wtrby.Mag. and it has come seriously close to demonstrating accuracy out to 2000 yards any misses are on me. The best 3 shot string posted at 1900 yards on a dress mannikin all hitting within 8.63" of each other across the torso not bad for an old retired military man of 54 I think at that range guaging the damage done to the wood mannikin if any 1 of them had hit a real person the kinetic energy itself would have been a killshot
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Another 3 year old post, but this one has the Ground hog day effect now! All 6 posts on one thread, and they are all the same!!!! Pretty amusing!
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I think he wanted to make sure he made his point...his point...his point...his point...his point...his point.
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