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    Creedmoor question

    I really wanted to use 95 grain vmax for coyotes, but the accuracy wasn't better than my grendel. It was shooting 2 1/2 inch groups at 200 yards. I checked zero with 129 grain bullets, and the group tightened up to 1 3/8 at 200 yards.

    I noticed that the 129 grain are about 1/8 inch longer than the 95 grain. Could this be why there's an accuracy difference?

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    Creedmoor question

    What load were you using? How much workup did you do?

    A 95 over Varget or XBR should be nice coyote medicine from a 6.5 Creedmoor.
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    Factory loads...

    Hornady Varmint Express.

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    If you're not planning on reloading, I'd give the heavier offerings a shot too. They might be the ticket in factory loadings for your gun. I'll bet there is a load that will shoot those 95 grainers sub moa but finding it may require some experimentation. You just want 'em dead, right? Don't think any of these loads are real fur friendly, are they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rookie View Post
    Factory loads...

    Hornady Varmint Express.
    To answer the original question, it's possible the length difference affects accuracy, but more likely, the weight difference affects bbl harmonics in a way that favors the heavier bullet.
    Parkerizing lollipops since 1973.

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    I'm wanting as flat as possible.

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    Marksman DadSmith's Avatar

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    143gr ELD X might be the ticket for your rifle.

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