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#187107 - 12/04/17 05:09 PM Ballistic question ?
ratgunner
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Ok so today I sighted my 44 in with cheap ammo Then shot my hunting ammo. Billet weights are the same. The hunting ammo is noticeably hotter with more recoil. But the hotter ammo shot way lower. Then it got too dark to shoot. Does this sound normal ? I know heavy bullets shoot higher but these are same. Just velocity and recoil difference.
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#187110 - 12/04/17 05:31 PM Re: Ballistic question ? [Re: ratgunner]
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I think a lot of it has to do with vibrations and harmonics in the gun when fired and when the projectile leaves the barrel. I don't think it is unusual. In my experience, it is more unusual for the POI to be the same for different types of loads.

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#187111 - 12/04/17 05:34 PM Re: Ballistic question ? [Re: ratgunner]
Brenden
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Slower bullets stay in the barrel longer, causing the higher strikes. It took me a while to wrap my head around this, but everything I've read and studied goes with this.

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#187112 - 12/04/17 05:35 PM Re: Ballistic question ? [Re: ratgunner]
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The hotter ammo is faster and therefore the bullet leaves the muzzle sooner. Even though the recoil is heavier, muzzle rise doesn't have as much time to affect the path of the bullet, relative to the slower ammo.
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#187114 - 12/04/17 05:37 PM Re: Ballistic question ? [Re: s4s4u]
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I must be getting slow on the draw, ha. There weren't any replies when I started to type.
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#187117 - 12/04/17 06:19 PM Re: Ballistic question ? [Re: s4s4u]
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As stated above. Happens everytime nearly

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#187118 - 12/04/17 06:22 PM Re: Ballistic question ? [Re: tradmark]
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Ok thanks guys. Guess I gotta go back to the range with more hunting ammo.
You guys are great. I knew you?d have answers.


Edited by ratgunner (12/04/17 06:24 PM)
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#187146 - 12/05/17 03:54 AM Re: Ballistic question ? [Re: ratgunner]
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I ran into the same thing last week when I switched from Winchester 150 gr hp to Hornady 160 gr leverlution factory loads. At fifty yards the faster Hornady loads strike 3 to 4 inches lower. I had to totally Change the way I had my sweet 14 30 30 contender sighted in.
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#187151 - 12/05/17 07:27 PM Re: Ballistic question ? [Re: REDHAWK1954]
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Ok got her dialed in one inch high at 25yds. Was raining so I didn?t get to shoot at 50 yds. Tomorrow after work I?ll go hunt
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