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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by pikid89, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. pikid89

    pikid89 New Member

    i dont know if this has been posted before but here goes

    I have a 1000 yard range near my home

    I also have a rem 788 in 22-250 with a 3-9x40

    i cant buy any other guns

    so what do i need to do hold over wise in order to shoot 1000 yards

    im not talkin about tiny groups or anything just shooting sumthin like a cast iron skillet or sumthin

    I have 55 grain bullets and 35grain bullets

    any help is appreciated
  2. fireman 9731

    fireman 9731 Active Member

    Acorrding to PointBlank, If you are zeroed for 200 yards, using 55gr slugs at 3,700 FPS you are looking at somewhere around 185 inches of drop at 1000 yards. and 68 inches of wind drift in a 10 MPH scenario. Luckily you should still be at supersonic speeds (around 1700fps) which will help a little.

    Is it impossible? No.

    Easy? No.

    Doable? Yes.

    People shoot 1000 yards with .223 but they are using heavier bullets.

    You can do it but it wont be easy.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2009
  3. earlthegoat2

    earlthegoat2 New Member

    That is going to be a monumental task with the equipment listed. Wind drift on those bullet weights is going to be a huge factor and one that cannont be compensated for as easily as just "holding over". Gravity is constant but wind is not. It can be done but the practicality is just not there. Try it around 300 yds first then work your way out maybe.
  4. jnyork

    jnyork New Member

    A cast iron skillet at 1000 yards is a tiny group. Meaning no disrespect, but you are tilting at windmills. Enjoy your rifle at the ranges for which it was intended.
  5. NCsmitty

    NCsmitty New Member

    Welcome to THR, pikid89.

    Good information by the other posters.

    Be aware that your 788 has a barrel twist of 1in14, if it is the original barrel. That twist will stabilize bullet weights up to about 60gr.
    Heavier bullets of 69-75gr are usually used for longer range because of their higher ballistic coefficiency.
    Your barrel will not stabilize those weights if it has a 1in14 twist.

    Use the 55gr bullet and see how it goes. You can gain a lot of knowledge in attempting to shoot the longer range.


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