.223 Bullet Drop Rates
Posted 17 July 2003 - 02:44 AM
How much would a .223 bullet drop at 200 yards when my zero is set at 100 yards?
Using a 24 inch 1x8 twist barrel with 62 gr federal matches.
Thanks alot for the info and help.
Posted 17 July 2003 - 03:33 AM
Posted 17 July 2003 - 04:00 AM
If you sight in 1.75" high at 100yards then you will be zero at 200 and drop only 8.14" at 300y.
I have found that sighting in 2" high at 100 is more realistic and I hold / adjust for exactly 6.5 of drop at 300.
My rifle is a 23.5" Tikka velocity is 3350 with 55gr Moly Sierra BTHP. If the Federal are a Match Bullet ie BTHP then your rifle will shot a "similar" trajectory.
KAL is right you must shoot the rifle in at those ranges, to know for sure what the actual drop is.
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Posted 17 July 2003 - 09:23 AM
55 gr loads will typically be on at 50yds, about 1"ish high at 100yds, and 6" low at 300yds with a 200 yd zero.
The 62gr will probably split these differences.
If possible, do your zeroing at 200 yards from a prone shooting position, because that is how you will most often be shooting at that distance in competition. Then check the point blank offset, and 25-50, and 100 to verify where they are, and you are good to go.
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Posted 17 July 2003 - 10:25 AM
Being fairly new to rifle shooting, this is a totally new experience.
I have a 200 yard match in about a week.
Will go to the range tomorrow.
Thanks again for all the advice. You guys rock!
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