I was on Archery Talk Forum (same username as here) the other night and asked a ballistics question and one of the members suggested I ask it here, and maybe get better answers.
I can't believe I never found this site before, thanks Hollywood88.800 yard hold-over
I work with a guy who claims to shoot deer regularly at 800 yards with a 7mm Remington bolt gun.
I'm not saying it can't be done but his answers when I question him about it lead me to believe that he has 800 yards and 800 feet confused. I asked him how much he holds over the deer in feet and he said about 2.5 feet over the back. All of the info I've found leads me to believe that the correct hold-over would be somewhere around 140 to 160 inches (depending on the round). His answer to that is that he's using a boat tail round and it flies flatter. I agree with him on that but it doesn't fly that much flatter.
From memory he's sighted in dead on at 100 yards with a Remington bolt gun, nothing special though.
I want to say he found a 139 grain Boat Tail bullet on the Bass Pro website because he asked me to pick it up on my way to work one day.
I've never tried to shoot a deer at 800 yards and don't ever want to nor am I here to debate that. I need some good info from someone that knows a little more about ballistics so I can shut him up about it.
I like the guy but this among many of his other lies are getting old.
Thanks for any help.