I have only ever used Federal Power Shocks, 100 grainers. My question is this- If i wanted to try an 85 grain bullet, over a distance of about a hundred yards would the zeroing be changed by much?
I use remmington 75 gr accutip on foxes and 95 gr accutip on deer. zero ed at 150m point of aim alters by about 1.5cm with the 2 loads this is through a T3 varmint, so there is little difference with my rifle. Don't know if this is any use.
I find that 100gr is sound as a pound , for .243 I tend not to mix as I like to zero for all occasions. At 100 I like to be 1" above my POA. that allows for longer shots at maybe 150yds , Dont lik to shoot over but it gives me the confidence to know i will be able out to 200 yds . Just check zero with the lighter grain ! figure it should be slightly higher !just my thoughts.
I shoot a 25-06 and discovered that when zeroed at 100yd with 117 grain Sako I was way off (12inches) with 100 grain Feds and Privi, now zeroed to 100 grain and no difference between the two makes, easy 1 inch group at 100 yds.
Normally I zero at 100 yds 123GR on .308 but with 150 gr it drops slightly . I believe that rounds fly true to about 140 then dip, it allows me some leeway, but still be on for the vitals!! and a humane dispatch. that is with (sako).With .243 federal power shok 100gr it allows me optimum knockdown with little chance of a runner,again the range is optimum as I don't like longer shots ! but just in case I am spot on, my last buck was 150gr .308 at approx 80 yd !Didn't even know i was there !. I don't reload as yet still looking into it , but I am sure there are far more experienced out there that will correct me . Nice buck from your outing I might add well done.
basil nothing wrong with trying something new but as members report here very little difference in drop give or take a few grains in bullet weight . as ive read from your posts over the last month or so you have shot 4 or 5 nice deer all properly dispatched . so as the old saying goes if it aint broke dont fix it . me old somerset mucker .