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Old 01-30-2013, 8:37 PM
Bill Steele Bill Steele is offline
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Originally Posted by blockfort View Post
I can find my hits easy, I have a good spotting scope. It's seeing the target well through my regular scope at 300y that I might have problems with. Not seeing it at all, but really making sure I'm dead center when I pull the trigger.

It gets a lot more difficult when I shoot with my normal setup which are Palma style aperture sights. No magnification. I'm only using the scope for load dev.

And since I am working my way eventually to shoot Palma matches, I am sticking with the 155gr SMK Palma. And I liked varget, but it is sold out everywhere, so I bought 8 lbs of H4895, hence the new load dev session.
I have been thinking about your quest and a few questions came to mind. You might have already figured this stuff out, if so, no need to even respond.

Have you calulated the muzzle velocity you will need for those 155gr SMK's to get out to 1000yds and still have things stablized? My iSnipe app says it will be somewhere north of 2900fps.

Maybe run the numbers yourself so you can have a target velocity in mind when working a load up. Having a load on a nice wide node that is 300fps slower than required won't help much, at least when you start shooting 1000yds.

I was wondering if you can get to the required velocities with a 20" barrel, I was thinking you may run out of room pressure wise, not saying it is so, just wondering.

Just a few random thoughts.
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