Heavier or lighter bullets for long range?

It puzzled me too. The reason for it, I THINK was due 20 MOA scope base and 20 MOA more in te Tall cataliever rings. The distance between LOS and bore center line is 2.5 inches. I set it up that way, thinking af having my zero as close the top of the elevation window would give me more elevation adjustability for longer ranges.

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That is some tall rings for sure. Usually guys have trouble running out of adjustment. And have to put something under the front. I know it happened to by Brother in law . That is a scope issue also.

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Correct me if I’m wrong. But the Bergers are copper and the Hornadys are jacketed lead. For the same weight the Bergers will be longer and require faster twist, could that be the issue?

It’d be nice if I could do centerfire PRS in Maine but the only ranges I know of are 600 yards max’. Hence my starting in .22 PRS which is “compressed” PRS. The furthest I’ve shot so far has been 100 yards and the first was a miss the other 9 were all hits. It was easy, but it was also a day with little to no wind and I used holdovers (based on the first rounds impact) since I was using a 9x SFP scope with a duplex reticle.

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Hornady needs to make another run of 6.5 Creedmoor American Gunner. My rifle Loves that load. I’m down to about 300 rounds.

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The 22 Creedmoor is now certified, I am going to be watching rifle prices when they start hitting the market. It literally kills the 243 at any range. I still like the 6 Creedmoor over anything in the 24 caliber class, but the 22 Creed is looking very good. Hornady has a factory load 80 grain bullet at 3300.

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So I had to find out since it was new to me…

.22 Creedmoor:

The cartridge appeared to be overbore to me (like my .17 Rem) so I looked for load data. The cartridge can’t do what it does w/o using powder. I wonder what bore life is like?

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99% of shooters never shoot out a barrel, the long term competitors often do but that is the competition game. No doubt the 22 Creedmoor is hot, but to those who want or need the round for it advantages over other rounds they won’t care about replacing barrels. I see where it has advantages over the hot 22-250, 243 and other similar rounds. I want to see how the accuracy is once Savage, Ruger and other companies get the rifles out there for it.

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I went to my local reloading reloading supply store today. He didn’t have a chronograph in stock but he odered me one that will be in Friday. I also picked up a pound of Varget for load developement. The Lapua Brass should be here tomorrow. I will load the 168 grain Berger hybrid target first to find the happy powder charge, then I’ll try out the Hornady moly coated bullets.

I discovered the upcoming match is only for service rifles. I got to find a match I can compete in with a muzzle brake, I’m too out of shape to attempt a PRS match.

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I get very good groups w/ varget and 165gr Nosler ballistic tips. In 308.

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Peterson SRP 308 is what I am moving to. Lapua has stopped making the Palma (SRP) due to the Arms build up and Ukraine otherwise I would have bought it. The Peterson is tested to last over 30 full house max loadings.

Varget is good stuff. I am definitely going with Leverevolution going forward, least for the 308. I’ll see about the others.

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Yeah, I didn’t care about my .17 Rem being overbore either. I just wanted the laser like trajectory and what it did when it arrived on target. I got unbelievable velocities (4200+) and could have gotten more but had to back them down due to the bullet not liking the speed/twist. I brought it down to 4060 fps and all was good once more. Of course the little .17 needles (aka bullets) are NOT for long range. But out to 300 yards they’re like a laser and get there before the hammer drops, or so it seems.

Back to your long range thread still in progress.

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:laughing: :rofl:

Yep the 22CM would be the one, if I was going to go for a real 22 Magnum. It is on my list.

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You may be right. I just know that my 6.5 CM is at about 2800 rounds and I have 1200 left pretty sure the barrel is going to be done before I am. I’ve already noticed the groups opening up some. No worries though, I plan on a Bartlein Fiberwrap to replace it for hunting with the 130 gr class monos.

Burnout won’t stop me from a 22CM though. It’s on the list, just not near the top. The 22-250 and 243 aren’t on the list. Well I would take an actual Winchester in 243, say a M88 or M70.

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