Thread: 500 Yard Rifle
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Old May 22, 2013, 06:40 PM   #58
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Guys, I'm looking for a rifle to punch out to 500 yards. I plan on target shooting &you possibly deer.
Whatever you choose, if it's going to be shot at deer @500, it needs to be fast and efficient, and not just for a flat trajectory, but for time of flight: you need to be reasonably sure the animal will not move between the time the bullet leaves the gun and the time it arrives at the target animal.

A 168 gr .308 Win SP bullet leaving @ 2800f/sec will take more than .6 sec to reach 500 yards. Unless it's laying down, you can't be reasoanbly sure the animal won't take a step in that time, no?
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