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Offline Livefreeusa

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>223 bullet drop
« on: July 21, 2010, 10:37:14 PM »
Hey fellow Americans,

When I was shooting the AS at Manheim Pa,... We shot at the regular distance of  25 meters or 82 feet.  At 100 meters I was about 5 inches low, And Our shoot boss Frank told us the bullet drop (I think all the way out to 500) But I of course forgot. ++)     BTW I'm shooting .223 55gr could you all give me a rough estimate  for that range again.

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Offline esaabye

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Re: >223 bullet drop
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2010, 11:33:35 PM »
Odd, if zeroed at 25 I would expect you to be 1 - 1.5 inches high at 100 and just about right at 250 or so.

Here is a chart
http://www.shootingtimes.com/ballistics/223_remington.html


This is a good method for zeroing an AR for general use (not for xring type shooting)
http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=18&t=328143

Offline HPT

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Re: >223 bullet drop
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2010, 11:44:33 PM »
Good reference material, esaabye

To add one more, here is the military procedure

http://www.armystudyguide.com/content/army_board_study_guide_topics/m16a2/zero-and-m16a2-rifle.shtml

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Re: >223 bullet drop
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2010, 08:42:43 AM »

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Re: >223 bullet drop
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2010, 05:34:47 PM »
Whoops!! I meant High.... I was aiming low  #) But still about five inches. I got to look at all the links you all gave me . THANKS I'll get back to you after I get my head checked :wb:
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Re: >223 bullet drop
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2010, 05:49:23 PM »
Oh well that's what I was looking for.... When I re-read my org. post today I caught what I said real quick and I knew some one would call me out on it.  Yes I was Aiming low hitting high. All the info was great, again thank you
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Re: >223 bullet drop
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2010, 07:47:17 PM »
You know it's a funny thing... I shot all my life, really, since I was 4 or 5. We were all meat hunters and didn't miss much.  My Pop would take me huntin (sic) and the rule was you shoot it you eat it.  Boy I miss those days. But I guess what I'm getting at is 37 years later and I'm still learning  (that makes me 42)  how to shoot!  The folks at Appleseed taught me MORE then I ever knew.  And back to my AR... I had more than one for 15 years or so... yea I could hit at 100.... But now I SEE.  ANYBODY could and should be able to hit at 100.  The kill zone on an animal is quite large at 100... I was ALWAYS aiming  large.     A.S. turned that around on me now I aim small, and now as the movie line goes I miss small now too.  :---
In May I earned my RIFEMAN patch and cleaned the red coat target ( hit all of the targets even the head shot) on Sunday, All with the expert help of  the instructors at A.S.   I knew I could count on you all for a simple bullet drop scale and you came through.  Thanks

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