Question about bullet drop

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting Forum' started by gdmoody, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    thats correct. i wish i could reproduce it but i cant. I will tell you i took apart one of these rounds and the powder is jam ****ed in there. I talked to hornady and they said the powder is a special blend made for them exclusivly. The best i can get with standard loads is 2890 fps. My bbl is 26"
    I also will tell you that the light mags are the cleanest burning i have ever seen. Hands down. After shooting a round the inside of the brass is clean like your ready to load it. I can put a patch in the barrel and i get nothing. Clean, clean, clean...

    Hornady is making a light mag in a soft point 165gr but i am sure the ballistic coefficent is not going to be that of the SST's, which will equal a slight loss of downrange performance. Hornady is making a 150gr lt mag sst but i just dont know how that will perform in the field. The bullet takes on a sightly different shape i believe and i have allways stayed away form anything less than 165's for hunting.
  2. FJF0311

    FJF0311 New Member

    Dec 8, 2007
    Mt. Airy, MD
    As far as the .308 use as a 1000 yd cartridge, two point's.

    1) What is the military 1000 yd sniper rd.?

    2) What is the "Palma" cartridge?

  3. macgulley

    macgulley New Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    He was probably using Federal Gold Medal Match 168gr. I load 175s just a little hotter than FGMM and it takes around 36.5 minutes of elevation above my 1000 yard 0. That would translate to ~36.5 minutes high at 100 yards.

    Yards Drop in MOA
    100 0.00
    200 1.78
    300 4.38
    400 7.43
    500 10.89
    600 14.79
    700 19.20
    800 24.19
    900 29.86
    1000 36.36
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2009
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