I reckon this'll do

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by sgt_zim, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. sgt_zim

    sgt_zim BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    I really need to take it out to 200 yards. With the rear base holes off center, it makes me wonder if this ends up being a regulated rifle, and if so, how far wide right am I going to be at a given distance further than my zero.
     

  2. bruce moulds

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    zim,
    I would not hold out too much hope there.
    just another thought.
    one would hope it is the screws off centre rather than the barrel hole being crooked.
    norma has the 232 gn oryx and Vulcan which might have certain applications.
    pigs and smaller deer come to mind.
    I have seen these bullets on 600 kg animals, and they are not as effective on them as the 300 gn swift.
    but horses for courses.
    it just goes to show the versatility of the calibre.
    bruce.
     

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    sgt_zim BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    I doubt I'll go down to the 232. More than likely, I'll stick with the Hornady 286 cup and core for smaller critters like the white tails we have on the home place, and for feral hogs.

    Not tracking on "I would not hold out too much hope there."

    By regulated, I mean that at distances inside my zero, I'm going to be off to the left, and distances beyond my zero, I'm going to be off to the right, with my zero simply being the crossing point between off to the left and off to the right, same way double rifle barrels cross paths at 75 or 100 yards, or wherever the regulation distance is.
     

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    To help correct the off center issue you might want to thinks about a set of Burris Signature rings, they provide some cants that can hopefully correct the issue.
     

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    Well, provided it's not terribly far off, I'm not too worried about it.
     

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    if the rifle shoots right at 100, it will shoot more right at 200.
    bruce.
     

  7. Mike Van Horn

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    Looking at your target your 1/2" Left, so l wouldn't think you would have to worry about being right until 500 yards with the spin drift. And even than it would be marginal
     

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    Sgt Zim, would the use of a Redfield Jr. scope base help "straighten out" pun intended your off center hole issue?
     
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