Top Ad Widget

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Most hunters rely on factory ammo for their rifles. No doubt some stick with the same make and type of round but I would guess

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Most hunters rely on factory ammo for their rifles. No doubt some stick with the same make and type of round but I would guess

    Most hunters rely on factory ammo for their rifles. No doubt some stick with the same make and type of round but I would guess that an equal number of hunters vary their choice based on price and availability. Different bullets regardless of being the same weight, similar design and the same powder charge will have a different point of impact from the same firearm. When more than one of those variable changes you can expect even more variations down range. So??? The average guy puts down $20+ for twenty 30-06 rounds in a make he has never tried. Should he sight in his rifle to check this new load or is it worth the trouble and expense?

  • #2
    Re-zero your rifle with any change in ammo, be it bullet weight, bullet type or brand change. You can even find Point of Aim (POA) changes from different lot numbers of the same factory load.

    I tend to reload and test combination to find what shoots best from each of my rifles, then stick to reloading every round the same for that individual rifle. This gives me a better chance of having a reliable round hitting the same POA each time.

    Comment


    • #3
      Originally posted by tlc361 View Post
      Re-zero your rifle with any change in ammo, be it bullet weight, bullet type or brand change. You can even find Point of Aim (POA) changes from different lot numbers of the same factory load.

      I tend to reload and test combination to find what shoots best from each of my rifles, then stick to reloading every round the same for that individual rifle. This gives me a better chance of having a reliable round hitting the same POA each time.
      True and great advice!

      Comment


      • #4
        I say the point of impact almost always shifts. However, at closer ranges it wouldn't make much difference on a large animal such as a pig at 30 to 50 yards.
        Attached Files

        Comment


        • #5
          Originally posted by PigHunter View Post
          I say the point of impact almost always shifts. However, at closer ranges it wouldn't make much difference on a large animal such as a pig at 30 to 50 yards.
          Dropped with one shot at 30 yards - with a rifle set up for long range! Go figure

          Comment

          Welcome!

          Collapse

          Welcome to Outdoor Life's Answers section. Here you will find hunting, fishing, and survival tips from the editors of Outdoor Life, as well as recommendations from readers like yourself.

          If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ for information on posting and navigating the forums.

          And don't forget to check out the latest reviews on guns and outdoor gear on outdoorlife.com.

          Right Rail 1 Ad

          Collapse

          Top Active Users

          Collapse

          There are no top active users.

          Right Rail 2 Ad

          Collapse

          Latest Topics

          Collapse

          • Home Defense
            by jhjimbo
            If you are using your bird gun for double duty of house defense remember to remove the plug. Might as well have full magazine capacity. Also, I have...
            Yesterday, 02:15 PM
          • Pay it forward
            by fitch270
            I'm not sure how much interest this will generate but I figured I'd give it a shot and see how it goes. As a way of saying thanks for the help and entertainment...
            10-18-2020, 01:34 PM
          • Reloading Gear Order
            by fitch270
            I have a bunch of stuff in a cart at Midway and wanted to check with you guys before I place the order. A few things on the cheap side I want to make...
            10-17-2020, 08:31 AM
          • Ruger Oops! Round 2
            by dewman
            Asked girls if they want it. (Mk4 Hunter) No. We want another rifle so we aren't sharing the one single shot. Some phone calls and a pal & me meet...
            10-16-2020, 03:20 PM
          • Who hunts big game with a handgun?
            by Ernie
            Any handgun hunters here?
            Describe your hunting handguns (With Pics!) whether they be revolvers, semi-autos or single-shot specialty pistols.
            10-16-2020, 02:01 PM

          Right Rail 3 Ad

          Collapse

          Footer Ad Widget

          Collapse
          Working...
          X