Go Back  HuntingNet.com Forums > Firearms Forum > Guns
 The efect of wind on shots with .300 winmag? >

The efect of wind on shots with .300 winmag?

Guns Like firearms themselves, there's a wide variety of opinions on what's the best gun.

The efect of wind on shots with .300 winmag?

Old 10-12-2005, 04:44 PM
  #1  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location:
Posts: 546
Default The efect of wind on shots with .300 winmag?

Hi all. Some of you may know from posts that I am going elk hunting this month for the first time (Chama area). You guys have helped with boots and bullet types and weights. Thanks
I got to a 200 yard range for the first time last weekend. I thought I was sighted in pretty well. But I was shooting about 3-5 inches to the left at 200 yards. Wind was from the right at 10-15 mph. How much would a 15 mph wind push a 180 grain bullet at 200 yards
This from a Custom Argentine mauser in 300 win mag with free floated 22" barrel, and Docter Optic 3x9x40 scope.
Thanks
OKCMCO
PS my back up gun, a savage 110 in '06 with acutrigger and bushnell banner 3x9 scope shot well at 200 yards. 2-3 inch groups. I am shooting better with it than my win mag. MAybe I should use it on my elk hunt as my main rifle? '06 with 180 grain oughta do it for muley and elk, right? (250 yard self imposed range limit)

okcmco is offline  
Old 10-12-2005, 06:52 PM
  #2  
 
Roskoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Colorado
Posts: 4,127
Default RE: The efect of wind on shots with .300 winmag?

Wind driftin 15 mph crosswindfor a 180 grain bullet at 3,000 fps is about4" at 200 yards. So I would consider the gun to be pretty well sighted in.Personally, I consider the .300 Win Mag to be the best all around elk rifle out there. Roskoe
Roskoe is offline  
Old 10-12-2005, 08:42 PM
  #3  
 
longrifle1000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,688
Default RE: The efect of wind on shots with .300 winmag?

I agree, I get 4.70"@ 200 yards with a 180gr. bullet at 2960fps and 15mph crosswind. Good luck on your elk hunt.
longrifle1000 is offline  
Old 10-12-2005, 10:55 PM
  #4  
Giant Nontypical
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: fort mcmurray alberta canada
Posts: 5,667
Default RE: The efect of wind on shots with .300 winmag?

That depends on the bullet.Is it a pointed boattail,a flat base spitzer or a round nose?The pointed boattail could be as little as around 3" while a round nose could be as much as 7.5". Data taken from the sierra manual second edition.
stubblejumper is offline  
Old 10-12-2005, 11:15 PM
  #5  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location:
Posts: 3,516
Default RE: The efect of wind on shots with .300 winmag?

Go to www.norma.cc www.realguns.com or www.handloads.com to use their ballistic calculators to determine wind drift. Good luck.
handloader1 is offline  
Old 10-14-2005, 09:26 AM
  #6  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location:
Posts: 546
Default RE: The efect of wind on shots with .300 winmag?

The bullet in question is the vanerable Nosler Partition in 180 grains. I don't think it is a boat tail but it is not a blunt nosed bullet.
okcmco
okcmco is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
huntersnest
Guns
14
08-06-2008 03:20 PM
Gangly
Guns
15
03-19-2008 07:45 AM
roundball
Black Powder
9
03-13-2007 06:45 PM
gunnut2000
Guns
6
07-20-2006 06:55 PM
Jerry/NJ
Guns
4
01-19-2004 11:14 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Quick Reply: The efect of wind on shots with .300 winmag?


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.