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Old 09-16-2012, 09:48 PM   #1
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I just floated my Remington 700 ADL barrel, and I am very happy with the improvement in the 3- shot grouping. (pics are from 100 and 200 yards, both aimed at center bullseye and the ones closer are obviously from 100) The barrel in oak, and I sanded the contact points forward of the receiver, so the "dollar bill" test works well.

I know I need to sight a tad higher at 100, and I'm not totally disappointed by the grouping at 200 but wow, do these ever drop. They are Remington Corelockt 150 grain. Wind was negligible and the shot was from a concrete bench with sandbags. The optics are Nikon Buckmaster 3/9 x 40, a decent scope to be sure with a Leopold mount. So here is my question: what factory load under $40/ box of 20 will perform better at the range and also in the field? I know both patterns = dead deer BUT I want to hedge my bet. (and yes, I know I can always shoot better!)

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What caliber is your rifle???

The 200 yard POI with 100 yard zero will be determined by velocity and the bullet's ballistic coefficient.

A .30-06 with 150 grain Core-Lokts will not drop half that much. A .30-30 will drop that much or more.

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with Hornady Custom(TM) 140gr BTSP (boat-tail soft points), my .270 is "suggested" to be sighted @ 1.6-inches high @ 100yds in order to zero out @ 200 yds. @ 300 yds the drop is 6.9-inches.

are you shootin a .30-30 or .35? you have near 5-inches of drop between 100 and 200 yds. (or didju shoot for the lower left target on your bottom pic?)

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are you shootin a .30-30 or .35? you have near 5-inches of drop between 100 and 200 yds. (or didju shoot for the lower left target on your bottom pic?

Shooting 30-06 and yes I was shooting at the center target at 200 yds

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are you shootin a .30-30 or .35? you have near 5-inches of drop between 100 and 200 yds. (or didju shoot for the lower left target on your bottom pic?

Shooting 30-06 and yes I was shooting at the center target at 200 yds
My best guess is that you got ammo from a bad lot, or ammo that had been improperly stored in a hot warehouse for several years. Remington Core-Lokt is normally excellent ammo. I've taken several animals with it.

I'd write (or e-mail) Remington with your photos and see if they will replace that particular ammo. There definitely shouldn't be that much drop with 150 gr .30-06.
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the .30-06 is actually the parent to the .270 (it was originally the .30-03, but with a reduced projectile)..........with that being said, the performance is almost identical @ yard, except for the bullet weights.

if the 5-inches of drop happens again, move back to 100 yds, and try to shoot another 3-shot group and see what happens/happened. if everything is okay, try 150 yds and go from there.

i just don't believe there would be a 5-inch drop between 100 and 200 yds from an -06.

cuz in all theory, that means that you would have to sight in you rifle @ 5-inches high @ 100 yds, just to be on @ 200 yds. somethin not jive n...........

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My best guess is that you got ammo from a bad lot, or ammo that had been improperly stored in a hot warehouse for several years. Remington Core-Lokt is normally excellent ammo. I've taken several animals with it.

I'd write (or e-mail) Remington with your photos and see if they will replace that particular ammo.
There definitely shouldn't be that much drop with 150 gr .30-06.

first i would ask if there has been a recall on the lot you have......the number is stamped on the box flap end, inside IIRC.
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The only thing that makes sense to me is the 200 yard bench was lower than 100, and I did have a hard time getting my eye positioned with respect to the scope.....the fact that they all grouped low makes me think it was operator error?

Either way, still looking for ammo recommendations

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i just don't believe there would be a 5-inch drop between 100 and 200 yds from an -06.

cuz in all theory, that means that you would have to sight in you rifle @ 5-inches high @ 100 yds, just to be on @ 200 yds. somethin not jive n...........
Agreed! 1 to 1 1/2 inches would be closer.

I sight my .30-06 in dead on at 100 yards, with 150 Speers and have no trouble with 300 yard shots with a little holdover.

You can try Winchester or Federal 150 spitzers if you like. Somehow, the 200 yard group just doesn't look like operator error to me. Operator error would be a much larger group, not excessive drop.
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Core-Lokts are good bullets for the price. I've taken many deer with them. Set your scope 2" high at 100 and you'l' feel much better about them.

If you want a slight improvement in trajectory you'll probably have to go with high performance Hornadys (what ever they are calling them now), but I would stick with the core-lokts. All bullets drop you're just aware of how much which is more than most people can say. And wait until you try a few at 300yards. They start falling like rocks after that

I love guns and I have a couple because of that, but as a hunter I believe a hunter should use one gun and that's it. When you shoot only one gun you get really really good with that gun, and you learn how that gun shoots. Most people rarely shoot much past 100 yards unless they are hunting. Shoot at enough deer with the same gun and you eventually reach a point where you know where to hold over at different distances. Every person that shoots whatever caliber you're shooting (I'm guessing .308) is getting that same amount of drop with the rifle zeroed at 100 yards using almost any 150 gr. Again, you now know what it's doing.

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