Originally Posted by Boken
Your doomed if there is any wind at all in your 1000 yard shots in the light powered .223 .
That's a little rediculous to be reaching out that far accurately with a .223 ? Maybe 500 yards or so if your lucky .
It aint no .50 BMG round you know ?
You'd be much better off with a .3006 with .223 Excelerator Sabbot Bullets if you actually want to hit anything accurately with a .223 at those ranges . Even with that your asking allot , accurately . I think 1,000 yards is way out of the .223's league . JMHO ..........There is good reason .308 and .3006 or the 7mm's do so well in long range competition .
The .223 , not so much .................
Well Boken, I think you are a little out of touch with what is/has been going on in the long range scene. .223's are consistantly winning a lot of long range matches.
I regularly shoot Service rifle at 600m with a 5.56(.223) and perform as well as the 7.62mm. Granted the wind does come into play a bit more but that is the name of the game. The 7.62 is also better for shooting in any knock-down matches, cos then you can use low shots and pebble dash your target; maybe not fair but everybody does it! a miss with a 7.62 can be much more effective than a miss with a 5.56!
If the OP wants to shoot .223 at 1000 yards, it is quite feasable and it's his choice.