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#188080 - 12/29/17 09:01 PM Bullet trajectory
cessna
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Registered: 04/13/11
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454 SRH, 7-1/2" barrel, bushnell scope.
In sighting in this handgun, I wanted the maximum distance I could get out to about 150yards on a deer-size animal. To be able to hit the vitals without worrying about too much in the way of trajectory.
Using a Barnes 250grn XPB bullet I got the following trajectory with the factory cartridge.
50yds-+1"
100yds-0
150yds--6"
This differed from the Barnes table. I live at 5500ft so that maybe allows for some error.
Do any of you gentleman who shoot a 454 have a similar trajectory? I'm still trying to learn about this 454, but it does seem to like these Barnes bullets.

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#188084 - 12/29/17 10:21 PM Re: Bullet trajectory [Re: cessna]
98Redline
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I don't have a 454, however if you are looking for a MPBR of 150 yds, I thing I might adjust my 150yard point to hit a little higher. 6" low is awful close to a low miss if you aim for the vitals on a whitetail.

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#188086 - 12/29/17 10:45 PM Re: Bullet trajectory [Re: cessna]
s4s4u
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 Quote:
Using a Barnes 250grn XPB bullet I got the following trajectory with the factory cartridge.


I plugged the Barnes info from their website of 1700 fps and a BC of .141 for the 250 into the Hornday calculator with a 1.5" sight height and got:

+ 0.9 @ 25
+ 2.5 @ 50
+ 3.0 @ 75
+ 2.4 @ 100
+ 0.5 @ 125
- 3.0 @ 150

-0- @ 129 yards

That is how I would sight in for a point blank zero to 150
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#188094 - 12/30/17 10:45 AM Re: Bullet trajectory [Re: s4s4u]
cessna
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Thanks, I'm heading out today again. I'll make an adjustment to reflect that advise and see what happens. 98Redline's advise seems to make sense with s4s4u's calculations. With the cost of bullets I just didn't want to make try-it adjustments any more than necessary. Looking at the weather you folks in the mid-west and east are really getting some winter weather.

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#188096 - 12/30/17 11:45 AM Re: Bullet trajectory [Re: cessna]
wvhitman
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My FA .454 is sighted dead on at 100. The 140 yd. turkey I killed this year was hit 3" below my point of aim. That was with a 260 gr. Speer Mag HP loaded to 95% of max.
Cessna, I'm at 2200 feet.
I woke up to 3" snow today. We have 2 days of doe season left. High tomorrow is 15*. Guess I'll see how tough I am.

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