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#7099191 - 03/02/18 04:20 PM Is 100 FPS gain worth less accuracy?
tenyearsgone Offline
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Tested out a new load for my 6.8 today. It was averaging 100 FPS faster than my usual load, but a couple 10th’s of an inch less accurate. 115 Noslers with 30 grains of 8208 XBR averages 2450 FPS, while 115 Noslers with 27.7 grains of AA2200 averages 2550.

On a side note; using magnum primers helps accuracy.

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#7099200 - 03/02/18 04:24 PM Re: Is 100 FPS gain worth less accuracy? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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I can't imagine that a "couple of tenths" more accuracy will ever be noticed in the field.

on the other hand, I don't think you would ever notice 100 fps difference in the field, either.

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#7099204 - 03/02/18 04:28 PM Re: Is 100 FPS gain worth less accuracy? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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Would that small of a gain be noticeable when it comes to bullet drop or wind?

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#7099225 - 03/02/18 04:37 PM Re: Is 100 FPS gain worth less accuracy? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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Originally Posted By: tenyearsgone
Would that small of a gain be noticeable when it comes to bullet drop or wind?


Noticeable could be, but inside 200 yards not enough to worry about IMO.
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#7099229 - 03/02/18 04:40 PM Re: Is 100 FPS gain worth less accuracy? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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I wouldn’t worry about a “couple tenths” on an inch. Take the 100 FPS.
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#7099336 - 03/02/18 06:50 PM Re: Is 100 FPS gain worth less accuracy? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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It depends on what you are doing with the rifle and how much accuracy you need. In my loading most times accuracy trumps speed within reason.
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#7099434 - 03/02/18 08:46 PM Re: Is 100 FPS gain worth less accuracy? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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I'd nearly always take the accuracy. You can correct for the speed, but you can't make a gun shoot straighter than the load will allow.

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#7099445 - 03/02/18 08:56 PM Re: Is 100 FPS gain worth less accuracy? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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How many groups. If 5 or so groups averaged slightly bigger than numerous of my normal load then I might stay with my original. If it just one group then I gonna take the speed and hope I get better results as I use it more.
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#7099455 - 03/02/18 09:02 PM Re: Is 100 FPS gain worth less accuracy? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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I shoot hogs with my 6.8 and within 150 yards. That 100 FPS gives better energy transfer, I'd rather have that than a few tenths, especially after that first has em runnin. It really depends on what you are doing with the load.

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#7099456 - 03/02/18 09:02 PM Re: Is 100 FPS gain worth less accuracy? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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#7099457 - 03/02/18 09:02 PM Re: Is 100 FPS gain worth less accuracy? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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#7099535 - 03/02/18 10:17 PM Re: Is 100 FPS gain worth less accuracy? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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I’m not sure if this is 3 or 4 shots. One thing I found is this gun is very picky with powder charge. Usually there’s a perfect charge of a particular powder that gives me great groups over a range. This one is awesome or horrible.


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#7099538 - 03/02/18 10:21 PM Re: Is 100 FPS gain worth less accuracy? [Re: DStroud]
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Originally Posted By: DStroud
How many groups. If 5 or so groups averaged slightly bigger than numerous of my normal load then I might stay with my original. If it just one group then I gonna take the speed and hope I get better results as I use it more.


Just one group.

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#7099651 - 03/03/18 06:43 AM Re: Is 100 FPS gain worth less accuracy? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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#7099679 - 03/03/18 07:20 AM Re: Is 100 FPS gain worth less accuracy? [Re: tenyearsgone]
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Unless you’re shooting mice the effective range of the 6.8 would lead me to take the speed every time. Keep the old load for target and bragging rights but for pig/deer size game the speed will trump even .5 worth of accuracy in that caliber in my opinion.

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