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Old 06-27-2013, 12:50 PM   #1
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So I was out shooting my Remington R1 the other day using some WWB and Rem UMC. I was having terrible issues with bullet drop. I was shooting on the 50 yard range aiming center mass on a standard silhouette target. My target was on the 25 yard line but when aiming center mass my bullets weren't even making it to the backstop! So I raised my point of aim to around the shoulders and my bullets would drop into the chest area and would usually make it to the backstop but some still didn't. I was worrying but I couldn't find anything wrong with my gun and nothing felt wrong. What on earth would cause a 45 slug to drop 2-3 in at 25 yards?



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Anybody else have this experience? Granted that was the first the I've shot the pistol further than 10 yards but I still don't think the POI should be that far from POA



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How was the POI? Some sights require a 6 o'clock hold. Some require Bulls-eye on front sight. And some require that the front sight cover the bulls-eye.

That could account for 2"-3" drop.

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How was the POI? Some sights require a 6 o'clock hold. Some require Bulls-eye on front sight. And some require that the front sight cover the bulls-eye.

That could account for 2"-3" drop.
Well if aiming at the neck of a silhouette should the bullet hit bullseye or lower? It seemed ridiculously low
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Maybe it's the ammo. It might be wimpy loads, or maybe at the other end of the spectrum. A load that is too light may drop in a short distance, but a load that gets really high velocity may still be rising at 25 yards, and is hitting low because it has not yet reached the high point in its trajectory. I'd try several brands of ammo before blaming the gun. White Box and UMC are not particularly hot ammo.

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either your front sight is too high or you are flinching. try shooting from sandbags or a ransom rest...........if still printing low, file a LITTLE off the front sight

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Bullets do not rise after they are fired. It has to do with gravitational pull. The sight path intersects the bullets path 2 times. The line of bullet path and sight path provide a point blank range.
The problem you are experiencing is too much front sight for the bullet weight you have chosen or improper sight picture. You should fire the weapon from a solid rest starting at 12 yards. The paper will tell you what the problem is.

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This may be of some help:
http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/lid=13093/GunTechdetail/Sight_Correction_Calculator

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I'm zeroed at 25 yds. Using the Winchester Ballistic Calculator I can expect to be 0.3 high at 10, even at 25, and 2.9 inches low at 50. That seems pretty true at the range.

I have my sights set to hold dead on my point of intended impact.

Hope that helps.



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