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Author Topic: Sighting in  (Read 1349 times)

Offline J.Porter

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Sighting in
« on: August 06, 2009, 07:02:20 PM »
You guys will have to forgive me,but been a bow hunter most my life never really used a rifle. But this year I bought a .444 and was wondering is an inch and a half to high at 50 yards for that caliber of gun at 100 to 150 yards or do I need to go higher. Oh yeah I'm shooting 265 grain hornady evolution. @--0--0131

Offline hawghunter65

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Re: Sighting in
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2009, 07:09:50 PM »
go to a ballistic table for that caliber and depending what your average distance is, sight in for that range.

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Re: Sighting in
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2009, 07:42:29 PM »
Try this new chart from Winchester, they just emailed me this week on it.  http://www.winchester.com/ballistics/

Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: Sighting in
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2009, 09:04:02 PM »
I like to use Hornady's.  You don't have to download any additional programs.  Just input the info they ask and they will provide a trajectory chart, which I think is what you're looking for.

here is the link:

http://www.hornady.com/ballistics/ballistics_calculator.php
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Offline ManMountain

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Re: Sighting in
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2009, 04:48:33 AM »
Since I have never tried the new Leverevolution rounds I wouldn't know how to respond about them. I have my own handload information for the 165 gr round nose and with those I can deliver it out to 300 yrds, traveling over 1,000 fps and connecting with over a half ton of whallop. It will still deliver a very solid whack on a steel ram traget at 500 yrds but the trajectory is truly a rainbow.  I try to sight in 1 to 1.5" high at 100 yrds. @--0--0118

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Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: Sighting in
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2009, 06:08:40 AM »
According to the Hornady website, the 265 gr 444 Leverevolution, sighted in 3" high at 100 yds, will be -1.4 at 200 yds, and -18.6 at 300 yds.  That's for factory ammo.  For handloads, you would need to know the ballistic coefficient of the bullet, and the muzzle velocity, then plug the values in the ballistic calculator. 
« Last Edit: August 07, 2009, 06:10:51 AM by MichiganLouie »
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