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Oct-01-17, 
05:36 PM (MST)
"Sighting In?"

I am working up new loads for my 300wsm and my 270 Weatherby. Is it better to shoot the loads at 50 or 100 yards? Which distance will give the best grouping results for hunting?
The best load I can produce from each caliber will be used on Deer and Elk out to 500 yards.
Fire away.
PB

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Sighting I...  OchocoKid      Oct-01-17   1 
  RE: Sighting I...  D6native      Oct-01-17   2 
   RE: Sighting I...  Cahunter805      Oct-02-17   3 
    RE: Sighting I...  mtmuley      Oct-02-17   4 
     RE: Sighting I...  Founder      Oct-03-17   5 
      RE: Sighting I...  WapitiBob      Oct-05-17   6 
       RE: Sighting I...  Zeke      Oct-18-17   7 

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OchocoKid
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Oct-01-17, 
05:42 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Sighting In?"

100 yards is the standard. if you can keep them at or under 1 MOA you should be good .


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D6native
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Oct-01-17, 
07:41 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Sighting In?"

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Cahunter805
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Oct-02-17, 
01:25 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Sighting In?"

100 yards is standard. I'd shoot them at 100 and then out to 500 on paper.

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mtmuley
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Oct-02-17, 
04:51 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Sighting In?"

>100 yards is standard. I'd shoot
>them at 100 and then
>out to 500 on paper.
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Founder
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Oct-03-17, 
08:52 AM (MST)
5. "RE: Sighting In?"

I sight my gun in at 100 from a bench with a great dead rest, then shoot 200, 300 and 400 to make sure everything is where I expect. I didn't even shoot 500 this year. Maybe before Colorado I had better.

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Oct-05-17, 
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6. "RE: Sighting In?"

If you're working up loads I wouldn't be worrying about a sight in distance, and I'd be shooting at least 200 yards for the load data.

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Oct-18-17, 
10:34 AM (MST)
7. "RE: Sighting In?"

A couple of the posters above are spot-on. 50 yards tells you half as much as 100 yards does and 100 tells you almost nothing about shooting at 500 yards.

I'll also add, if you plan to shoot live animals at 500 yards then some of your extensive range work must be done at distances well beyond that...like 750-800+ yards.

Then, shoot off your pack, rock, brush or sticks and see what your true field range should/could/might be. Keep 'em all in a 6" circle, in the center of the target and you'll start to get a notion of what you effectively can do in the field.

Remember your Boy Scout Motto: Be Prepared!
My motto: practice far, work in close!

Zeke


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