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Thread: Factory amo copaired to home loads

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    Factory amo copaired to home loads

    Shooting .222 I dialed in to 400m with my home loads to knock a few crows off at the back of the farm. The crow have been landing somewhere between 365 and 425 and i have been holding off to allow for the wind, I have been hitting 1 in 3. my load is 21gr reloader 7 topped with 50 gr hornady vmax

    I picked up a box of Winchester 50 sp the other day just out of convenience and they were hitting 18inches to 2 foot lower than what i had dialed in for the home loads

    I have tried the Winchesters at 100 and they hit 4- 6 inches lower than what my home loads did. That is a big difference and more than enough to miss a fox at that or more.

    All Thoughts and comparisons appreciated

    John

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    John

    Each time you use a different type of ammunition, you need to check where it shoots with your rifle and if necessary, adjust the sights to get the point of impact you desire.

    Regards

    ​JCS

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    sounds like you havnt been around a CF rifle very long,any change of ammo (apart from your home loads IF loaded correctly) you will have to check POI

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    Or not been reloading long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john444334 View Post
    Or not been reloading long.
    not been doing a lot of anything long

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    It would be coincidence if the POI was the same.
    It is not a surprise to see 4MOA at 100m between them on the basis they are two different loads.
    Probably not much help that!
    "There comes in the dead of night a hand of cold steel that plucks the German sentries from their posts"
    WSC 1942

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