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    Posted: December 27 2019 at 7:14am
I have a question for all the learned. I do all my target shooting at the range @ 100 yds. At that distance, assuming both projectiles weigh 180 gr and are using the same powder charge, is one more accurate than the other? Thanks!
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Maybe.
Rifles have their own preferences, & sometimes for no obvious reason either. Plus 100 yds isn't that far bullets take a while to "setle down after firing" so, you'll probably get a better idea at 200 if you can find a range that long.
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Greetings !

Newbie to the forum but have had Enfields for some time.

Are you shooting both bullets out of the same rifle ? I had very different accuracy between a No. 4 and No. 5 with the 180 RD Nose. So much so I ended up with the a different load and a Spire Point (180) in the No. 5. I don't remember trying the Spire Point in the No. 4 but that should be remedied this winter !

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If you ever feel froggy and want to visit Phoenix, my range has  200, 300,and 1000 yard ranges. 
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Our range does have a roofed, one bench spot @ 200 yds, but to use it you need to shut down the ten 100 yd benches. And you do that by pulling a yellow nylon rope across the access to the rifle range. It has a sign on it "200 yd benches in use". 
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Its similar by me.

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H-T,
At 100 or 200 yards, with the right loads, I don't think you will see much difference.
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But it will show up the bad loads better.
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Some rifles for their own reasons will shoot better groups with the round nosed projectiles, But, past 200 yards, they fade pretty quick.
 
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& to you guys.
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we have 25-50-100 and 200 as well as a pistol bay all usable at once , its a tad bit cold and very wet right now as its been raining here for the last 24 to 30 hours mixed with sleet and snow - should make tomorrows commute a real treat , covers on most everything ........
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hi i use round nose i feel there is more of the jacket bore riding 
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Because many of my older rifles are adjusted up to feed Mk.II or Mk.VI ammunition, I use Hornady round nosed soft point. Accurate enough for my shooting skills.




And, an ice storm is coming though Ontario. I had to use my boot to break open my screen door this morning. Slippery trips to the wood pile and back.

How warm is it in Phoenix today???

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Simon,
Over Christmas here in Alberta, it got down around minus 28 C or so.
 
Milder now, about -10C last night.   Preparing for our "Winter War " shoot at present....
 
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It snowed in Flagstaff yesterday morning and the temperature was 11° at the south end of Sunset crater,just east of the San Francisco Peaks so I drove up there to play around Cinder Hills for a bit. It is currently 39° here in the downtown metropolitan Phoenix area. 
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We are currently in a warm spell in Brandon, Manitoba. -10C... Pretty nice for this time of year. Me and buddies made our venison sausage yesterday. Farmers, breakfast and faux Jimmy Dean! Delicious!
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