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Old 07-05-2008, 08:43 AM
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If you're looking to shoot out to 150 - 200 yards, I'd highly recommend checking out Precision Rifle - www.prbullet.com

They have a wide selection of bullets that are very accurate and designed to shoot at long ranges. Only downside, they tend to be very expensive[:@], especially after you through in the $10 shipping charge.

Shockwaves or SST's are another option for long range shooting - they are cheaper and tend to shoot accurately in most rifles.
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Old 07-05-2008, 01:05 PM
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If you want to talk range that means trajectory, I dont bother with what somebody can do I look at what I can do and the surest way to get it dead on the money. Heres the facts from some of my loads.
200gr Shock Wave -50/40 sabot- 120 gr BH209 -2250 fps 3" high @ 100yds dead on @174 -3-4" low at 200yds
270gr PPB -80 gr RS- 1400 fps 4.3 inches high at 100 30 inches low at 200yds
Most of us know that the long a bullet is in the air the more air move ment will affect it and the farther an animal could move even if it was standing still when you shot. Also the amout of time you have to shot under field conditiond is often very limited so knowing that your bullet will be just over or just under the cross hair makes a shot pratical and good sportsmanship where it is not when you start guessing. Lee
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Old 07-05-2008, 02:02 PM
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270gr PPB -80 gr RS- 1400 fps 4.3 inches high at 100 30 inches low at 200yds
If thats a 270g powerbelt platinum. 100 grains powder. I only drive the copper series @ 80g from the 195 up to the 405g powerbelt. And with the big'N's, that 80g charge is because im a wee skinny guy [8D]

And the drop with the 270/100g @ 200 would be only 7.6"


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Old 07-05-2008, 03:01 PM
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270g powerbelt platinum, 75gr RS -1400fps works fine in thick woods not over driven since the BC that was listed wasunbelieveable I set up the cheonies and caluclated my own 4" is the highest I care to have the midrange trajectory since midrange misses are more likely than a long range shot.Lee
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Old 07-05-2008, 03:12 PM
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270 Plat PB W/100g 2f

Yrds/ Drop

25 / 0.8
50/ 2.39
75/ 3.17
100/3.07
125/2.07
150/ Zero
175/ -3.14

Sounds right to me. Sight dead on @ 150 yards and pretty much everything below will be 3" high.
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Old 07-05-2008, 06:52 PM
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Well what ever works for you, in my gun they a BC of .07 and start out at 1400 and that is not what I use for long range when I can use a 2255 fps200 gr SW with a BC of.267.I limit my self to 125 yds with the PB. Lee
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Old 07-05-2008, 07:30 PM
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Shockwaves or SST's are another option for long range shooting - they are cheaper and tend to shoot accurately in most rifles.
SW, SST, Barnes TMZ, Parker Ballistic Extreme, Harvester Scorpion PT Gold are all high BC bullets. I tied them all in my Savage:

http://www.the-gleasons.com/this_is_my_savage_10_ml_page.htm

The most accurate was a SW, but I settled on a Parker BE last year. This year I am shooting a Barnes Origonal 300g using a Crushed rib sabot, the Barnes Origonal is a .458 45/70 bullet. They stay together well and shoot well out of the Savage at high velocity (about 2400 fps). I would bet a SW or a Parker BE would be excellent in your CVA. If you can get the PT Gold to shoot well they are about 1/2 the cost of the others and they come with Crushed Rib sabots. So those are your long range options to get to 200 yards.

Most "regular" bullet--PB, Nosler Partition, Speer Gold Dot, Hornady XTP, etc start dropping pretty quickly after 175 yards, if you sight in 3" hight at 100, which is what I recommend, your shooting thru a 6" pipe from 0 to 175. Beyond 200 you really need the BDC reticule in yourscopeor know your bullet drop very well.

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Old 07-05-2008, 07:57 PM
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I have an Optima Pro and Optima. They shoot most 250- 300 grain bullets with excellent results for me. I just started using Blackhorn 209 and it is the best. I agree with Chap about bullets. Shockwave 250 and Barnes 250tmz were about 1.5" groups at 100 for me. 200 yards is a different game 1" group @ 100 doesn’t mean 2" group at 200. If you plan on shooting 200 yards try your bullets at that range. A good 100-yard bullet might not be good at 200 as I am finding out. But a good 200-yard bullet has been an excellent 100-yard bullet for me. The 300 brain Barnes Original has been the most accurate bullet in all of my muzzleloaders.
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:39 PM
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The 300 brain Barnes Original has been the most accurate bullet in all of my muzzleloaders.
BB, That is good to know. I have not tried the Barnes Originals in any other gun. Chap
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Old 07-07-2008, 02:12 PM
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Chap- From the Savage you now this 300 BO is a great bullet. I just decided to try it in my other ML’s, If you don’t mind $1.00 a bullet and maybe some availability problems. Don’t to shoot it that much for hunting so cost is not a problem. Another one to try is the Remington 300 gr .458. I have a couple of hundred and they shoot as good as he Barnes for me and cost about .25 apiece. I think the Barnes Original will hold up better at Savage velocities but the Remington should do well with a regular muzzleloader but I have yet to try them.
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