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Old February 20, 2013, 10:13 PM   #1
Codert
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Straightest shooting most powerful Rifle rounds Review Comparison Shootout

Corrected Feb 22. 2013 Thanks Eldermike for the error info.

Straightest shooting round at 500 yards (Lowest bullet drop)

1. 204 Ruger......................... -28.0 ..... Ammo - Varmint Express
2. 22-250 Remington..............-29.1 ..... Ammo - Superformance®
3. 243 Winchester..................-29.6 ..... Ammo - Superformance®
4. 7mm Weatherby Magnum......-30.7 ..... Ammo - Custom (Superformance® performed worse)
5. 300 Weatherby Magnum.......-30.7 ..... Ammo - Superformance®
6. 220 Swift ..........................-31.8 ..... Ammo - Varmint Express
7. 257 Weatherby...................-33.0 ..... Ammo - Custom
8. 270 Winchester...................-33.7 ..... Ammo - Superformance®
9. 223 Remington....................-35.6 ..... Ammo - Superformance®
10. 50 BMG............................-35.6 ..... Ammo - Match
11. 6.5 Creedmoor..................-36.9 ..... Ammo - Superformance®
12. 338 Lapua........................-37.1 ..... Ammo - Match (Superformance® performed worse)
13. 30-06 Springfield...............-38.3 ..... Ammo - Superformance®
14. 25-06 Remington...............-38.5 ..... Ammo - Superformance®
15. 308 Winchester.................-40.7 ..... Ammo - Superformance®
16. 7.62x39mm.......................-95.6 ..... Ammo - Custom (Other Brands performed worse)


Highest energy round at 500 yards

1. 50 BMG.............................12386 ft/lb
2. 338 Lapua...........................2796 ft/lb
3. 300 Weatherby Magnum.........1725 ft/lb
4. 7mm Weatherby Magnum........1695 ft/lb
5. 270 Winchester.....................1417 ft/lb
6. 30-06 Springfield...................1370 ft/lb
7. 308 Winchester.....................1287 ft/lb
8. 6.5 Creedmoor......................1211 ft/lb
9. 257 Weatherby.....................1139 ft/lb
10. 25-06 Remington...................674 ft/lb
11. 243 Winchester.....................663 ft/lb
12. 22-250 Remington..................447 ft/lb
13. 223 Remington.......................432 ft/lb
14. 220 Swift..............................406 ft/lb
15. 204 Ruger.............................405 ft/lb
16. 7.62x39mm............................350 ft/lb

(Handgun 40 S&W 180gr at 25 yards 350 ft/lb)

Winners of the straightest shooting score averaged with the most powerful energy round (lowest score wins) is as follows:

1. 7mm Weatherby Magnum.................-30.7/1695-ft/lb score ave 8
2. 300 Weatherby Magnum..................-31.2/1696-ft/lb score ave 8
3. 50 BMG........................................-35.6/12386-ft/lb score ave 11
4. 270 Winchester.............................-33.7/1417-ft/lb score ave 13
5. 243 Winchester.............................-29.6/663-ft/lb score ave 14
6. 22-250 Remington..........................-29.1/447-ft/lb score ave 14
7. 338 Lapua....................................-37.1 /2796-ft/lb score ave 14
8. 220 Swift....................................-31.8/406-ft/lb score ave 15
9. 204 Ruger....................................-28.0/405-ft/lb score ave 16
10. 257 Weatherby.............................-33.0/1139-ft/lb score ave 16
11. 6.5 Creedmoor.............................-36.9/1211-ft/lb score ave 19
12. 30-06 Springfield..........................-38.3/1370-ft/lb score ave 19
13. 223 Remington.............................-35.6/432-ft/lb score ave 22
14. 308 Winchester............................-40.7/1287-ft/lb score ave 22
15. 25-06 Remington...........................-38.5/674-ft/lb score ave 24
16. 7.62x39mm...................................-95.6/350-ft/lb score ave 32

Data collected was based on the best performing round from each caliber cartridge.
Data Ref: http://www.hornady.com/assets/files/...Ballistics.pdf

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