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Old 03-10-2012, 02:52 AM   #11
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.....m855 at 1000 yards? A HWS with a .5 moa dot? 3x for 1000 yards? Is it april already?
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Would also mention, in addition to elevation, wind plays a major role at that range. Unless you have a dead calm, or wind straight up and down range, expect that bullet to do some walking. You might want to run some calcs on various winds at that range, and have them on a cheat sheet.

And please excuse my bringing this up- but is the distance 1000 yards, or 1000 meters? I ask for a reason- saw a gent that had his dope down for 1000 yards, and the match was 1000 meters- which is not quite 94 yards FURTHER.
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I am not too worried about it I have made a little cheat sheet and have figured what the windage would need to be at 10 mph and from there I can estimate and adjust. I am going to be taking the shot using straight kentucky windage and elevation adjustment. So we will see how it goes. I just wanted to see if anybody had any other info on the MOA adjustments at that range. I have done a bit of research and gotten some pretty good estimates. I am not expecting to hit the target at that range, but if I do using the aim high and right or left method then all good. Thank you all for the info...I will update and let you know if I hit it...
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.....m855 at 1000 yards? A HWS with a .5 moa dot? 3x for 1000 yards? Is it april already?
LOL.......except.... he could get lucky.

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M855 has a well deserved bad reputation for being one of the worst choices for precision shooting. The main problem lies with the inconsistent placement of the steel core in the copper jacketing. The best you can expect from it is probably 1.5 moa to 3moa. That's a spread of 15 to 30 inches at 1000 yards. That coupled with a lightg 62 grain weight (it'll get tosses around by the wind very easily) make it a bad choice for you.

Consider somthing heavier, 77 smks. 80 vlds. Etc.
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Nice vid Fumbles.
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Maybe I will go out and look at some heavier ammo. My barrel twist is 1:9 and everything that I have read says 72 is the heaviest grain for 1:9. Now I have to refigure the bullet drop with a 72 grain bullet. We will see what happens.
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