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#3432166 - 11/02/13 01:51 PM difference in bullet weight?
4 Point

Registered: 08/05/12
Posts: 310
Loc: Hamilton

Ok so ive got my mz shooting lights out at 100 yards with a 245 grain bullet my only problem is when I bought some last week the store had a ton and i figured no big deal one pack is fine well fast forward to yesterday and i was getting my stuff together and noticed I only had about 3 245 grain bullets left well I knew I had a pack of extra backup bullets but my problem is they are 295 grain so my question would be what would yalls opinion on how much drop would the 295 do if I had my mz sighted in for a inch high at 100 yards with 245 grain I know best case is shoot and see but it'll be close if i can get back to the range in time. Thanks and fire away
#3432538 - 11/02/13 06:00 PM Re: difference in bullet weight? [Re: HDUKE1986]

Registered: 08/01/07
Posts: 46480
Loc: Just North of Chatt-town

Vac day one day this week and hit the range! I couldn't take a chance on such a difference in weight if at all possible. Good luck!

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#3432604 - 11/02/13 06:48 PM Re: difference in bullet weight? [Re: MUP]
6 Point

Registered: 12/04/10
Posts: 840
Loc: Middle TN

Ballistic Calculator

This has been a really great calculator for me.
Plug in what you are shooting now as a baseline.
Run the 295s and see what you get.
There will be a pretty good difference, but if you run the calculator and limit yourself to under 100yds, in an emergency you might be okay.
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To a turkey, every stump is a human.

#3436043 - 11/04/13 05:59 PM Re: difference in bullet weight? [Re: LanceS4803]
8 Point

Registered: 05/05/13
Posts: 1682
Loc: Bedford county TN

That much does make a big difference with a ML. I would find a way to check it at the range if you can. Just quick look at the chart I use shows an inch of difference at 100
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#3436063 - 11/04/13 06:09 PM Re: difference in bullet weight? [Re: ghostfive]
Timber Ghost
8 Point

Registered: 09/07/08
Posts: 1733
Loc: Tn. Blount( Seymour)

Better check it out, it may shoot way off with the diff weight, mine does. Once you try the 295, you will probably stick with them, they will usually be much more consistent.
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#3436071 - 11/04/13 06:17 PM Re: difference in bullet weight? [Re: Timber Ghost]
4 Point

Registered: 01/10/13
Posts: 424
Loc: rhea county tn

If it was me I would shoot them. Every gun is different and a ballistic calculator will give you some info but nothing is as accurate as real world tried and tested.
#3455093 - 11/16/13 07:29 AM Re: difference in bullet weight? [Re: Grill-n-man]
TnDeer Old Timer
10 Point

Registered: 11/22/99
Posts: 3619
Loc: Hendersonville, TN, USA

The ballistic calculators are pretty accurate once the rifle is sighted in, but that doesn't mean the sights won't be way off when you first switch loads. I had the same basic thing as you: I was switching from a 300 gr bullet to a 20 gr. The 300 gr hit about 3" lower than the 250. Once I adjusted the sights, the trajectory was the pretty close to the same.

Every gun is different. Shoot the loads at a paper target before shooting at a deer!!!!!
It's not rocket surgery, for crying outside!

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