shooting question

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Sherrer1*, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Sherrer1*

    Sherrer1* New Member

    May 24, 2012
    Selma Alabama
    Today at the shooting range I was shooting my reloads for my 270 cal. I was shooting speer 130 gr. BTSP with IMR 4350. I started at low charge and worked my way up. 1.5 Inches high at 100 yards but as I worked my way up with my charge weight my bullets would shoot lower and lower to when I got to my last three reloads I was shooting dead on at 100 yards. Can anyone explain?
  2. myfriendis410

    myfriendis410 Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lompoc California
    Your rifle recoils during the bullet's flight down the barrel. A slower load exits the muzzle after more barrel rise than a faster moving projectile. This is very apparent in handguns--a 230 gr. ball load in a 1911 shoots way higher than a 200 grainer.

    You are just seeing the "equal and opposite reaction" at work.
  3. Old Grump

    Old Grump New Member

    Feb 21, 2010
    Little hut in the woods near Blue River Wisconsin
    myfriend has it exactly right, It is what I would expect to happen.
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