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Old 01-17-2007, 01:40 PM
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I got my Tikka T3 .270 WSM last friday !! It was easy to get on at 100 yards and even 200 yards !!

But at 250-300 yards I didn't do very well !! When I backed back up to 200 yards I shot well !! I had some great groups with this gun at 100 and 200 with all 3 ammo's I tried !!

My gut feeling was that I was hitting to the right at 300 yards but I couldn't tell on the backstop because it was shot so many times by others !!

There was about a 10 mph wind going from left to right that day !!

My question is probably very simple.........is this more than likely just me ?Maybe Ijust see the target "that" much better at 200 yards.........maybe I am pulling a little ??? I just don't see how I can hit so good at 200 and be off 4-6 " to the right at 250-300 yards !!

I tell you one thing.........good 300 yard shooter's have my respect now !!
Although this is my first real rifle shooting in many years(been 99% bow for 10 years)!!
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Old 01-17-2007, 01:44 PM
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What power scope are you using?
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Old 01-17-2007, 01:47 PM
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There was about a 10 mph wind going from left to right that day !!
There you have it.
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Old 01-17-2007, 01:54 PM
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Swarovski PV 3X12X50-30 MM !

You think 10-15 mph would throw it off that much ??


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Old 01-17-2007, 02:02 PM
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A 10mph wind at 300 wards could very well through your round off quite a ways. The wind may have even been stronger down closer to the target then where you shooting from as well, so 10mph could be slower than actual.
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:28 PM
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Looking at the tables on Federal's website, at the 270 WSM, here are the wind drifts for 300 yards.

10MPH crosswind
130gr Nosler Partition 6.1"
140gr Nosler Accubond 5.2"
150gr Nosler Parition 5.7"
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:39 PM
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Wind can and does do strange things. One of the easier things on this planet to do is to completely miss an animal at 300 yards. I have always preached against long shots on game animals because just as you noticed, things don't always go as planned. When I shot 500 meter steel silhouette, I began to notice how much difference there can be in wind reaction at different ranges.
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:53 PM
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Default RE: Sighting in at 300 yards ??

If its on at 100 and 200, then it probably was the wind. Try going back to the range on a calm day, and it probably will be alright at 300 yards and further, as long as you make the right adjustments on your scope.
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:56 PM
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Dang...Don't you know this is the BSnet....You're supposed to get on here and tell everyone that your gun shoots 2 inch groups at 300 yards!!!
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Old 01-17-2007, 03:13 PM
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Sorry guys, I am not buying it. It is not the wind. If it was the wind, then the shooter would also be noticing a difference at 200. The shooter said he was dead on at 200. Unless the wind was bucking wildly, and only between 200 and 300, thenthe bullet did not drift 6 inches from 200 to 300. Notice I did not say that it definitely was not the wind. However drift is calculated from 0 to 300 yards. And not from 200-300.


I believe it is just the distance, and you being out of practice. Yes, 300 yards is where you start to separate the top notch shooters, and the everyday shooters. I can shoot precisely out to about 450 yards. On a good day I can push it out to 500. I have alot of respect for the guys that can shoot past that. I agree with Nchawkeye. It is refreshing to hear someone share a real experience. Tom.
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