SJB358":26sap0h9 said:I haven't had a ton of success using any of Nosler's listed BC's to be honest. Applied Ballistics usually has tested them and gives a truer BC to start with. Most all of them are inflated a decent amount.
FOTIS":2xlrebpk said:SJB358":2xlrebpk said:I haven't had a ton of success using any of Nosler's listed BC's to be honest. Applied Ballistics usually has tested them and gives a truer BC to start with. Most all of them are inflated a decent amount.
Where are their findings listed???
Agreed. The vitals get really small when they are 400+ yards away. Judging wind drift is much tougher for me than elevation. Gravity is constant, wind is not. Give me a good backpack as a rest with light wind and I’m pretty confident. Stiff gusting wind with a spindly rest and I let them walk. I carry a bipod that doubles as a walking stick now. I poked a 4pt a few years ago at 334 yds with a 308. That’s the longest shot I’ve taken in 10-15 years. Only reason I took the shot then was because it was the last day of my hunt and perfect sunny morning conditions. Even at that it busted me standing dead center in a power line cut. Lol.I agree with you Joe. Long range shooting/hunting is where it's at these days. I think it started ramping up when Leupold introduced the B&C reticle. The average guy, who doesn't shoot 300+ yards is now thinking he can.
Enter the high BC bullets, they shoot farther, faster and hit harder... it's marketing.
Dialing for bullet drop is relatively easy, the bigger issue at hand is wind drift. I've always said 400 yards separates the men from the boys.
Once again, it's marketing. They are promoting their sponsors scope capabilities.I’m kind of left scratching my head when watching a hunting show and a fella has to dial for a 200 yard shot. With most cartridges’ MPB range, you’ll typically only be a few inches low at 300 yards. I understand precision shooting applications and have done plenty of dialing in competition myself, but there’s something to be said for simplicity when hunting and getting off a quick and accurate shot has filled a lot of freezers.
Just to be clear, my post above wast not meant to disrespect hunters or the B&C reticle. I was referring to the guys that take 400 yard shots at game but have seldom shot or ever shat at targets to verify their rigs or themselves.