Iam going to use a 17 cal 700 rem in a 100 yard shoot . Is making the bullet go slower would help me in accuarcy . Right now i am useing accurate 2700 at 26.5 grains of powder. With 30 gr berger bullets THANKS FOR YOUR HELP
Accurate is accurate whatever speed you get. Find a super accurate load then clock it for your ballistic curve. Right now I am on the path of finding more speed and KEEP my accuracy. Usually the accurate load is NOT the fastest. That is why most manuals list both an "accuracy" load and a "hunting" load. My super accurate load in my .17 Remington is really slow. I didnt intend it that way though. Now I am searching for a load that is faster and is just as accurate. Hope this helps.
At only 100 yards I'm not really sure the 30 Gr. bullets are going to buy you a lot. I've found that my very most accurate 17 load is a 25 Gr. Berger with real close to 24.0 Gr. of IMR 4320. At this range also the added velocity will possibly help in the wind with higher velocity.
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