Author Topic: Rifle Magazine "Varmit Fall 2018" issue  (Read 174 times)

Offline Irikumi

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Rifle Magazine "Varmit Fall 2018" issue
« on: August 31, 2018, 09:52:49 PM »
Interesting article written by a "John Haviland" on reloading the .224 Valkyrie. In the article he noted that the Valkyrie would not shoot sub MOA at 100 yards with the 90 SMK factory Federal load, but at 300 yards it was sub MOA. He wrote about a phenomenon that some people have experienced, with various cartridges, where it takes over 100 yards to stabilize. Not something I've ever heard of, but interesting and it seemed to exhibit that very behavior with the Savage MSR 15 he used with 1 in 7 barrel.

He got good results with the Berger 90 VLD with Pro Power 2000-MR in the Savage. Might be worth checking out the article if your interested...

Offline Xaddo

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Re: Rifle Magazine "Varmit Fall 2018" issue
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 11:11:29 AM »
I've heard of this " phenomenon " for years and heard arguments for both sides as well (real or not real) jury is still out for me. I tend to shoot better groups moa wise at 3,4,5 and 600 yards than at 1 and 200 yards with almost any gun I shoot. I'm pretty sure it's because I'm trying harder!...makes me wonder if this is what others experience

Offline jameslovesjammie

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Re: Rifle Magazine "Varmit Fall 2018" issue
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2018, 02:37:45 PM »
It is common on high B.C. bullets.  Search "Bullets going to sleep" . 

https://www.longrangehunting.com/articles/do-bullets-go-to-sleep.690/