Ballistics Table
For Deer Rifles



Data for this ballistics table is from rifles zeroed in at 200 yards.

Caliber 100 yards 200 yards 300 yards 400 yards
bullet weight energy energy energy energy
bullet drop bullet drop bullet drop bullet drop
6mm Rem 1775 1470 1205 985
100gr +1.4 0.0 -6.7 -19.8
.223 Rem 921 648 443 295
55gr +1.5 0.0 -8.2 -26.2
.243 Win 1615 1330 1090 880
100gr +1.6 0.0 -7.5 -22.0
.257 Roberts 1710 1445 1210 1010
117gr +1.9 0.0 -8.2 -24.0
.25-06 Rem 1985 1645 1350 1100
117gr +1.6 0.0 -7.2 -21.4
.260 Rem 2011 1712 1448 1217
140gr +1.9 0.0 -8.3 -24.0
.270 Win 2265 1890 1565 1285
130gr +1.5 0.0 -6.8 -20.0
.280 Rem 2370 2015 1695 1420
150gr +1.7 0.0 -7.5 -21.8
7mm Rem Mag 2667 2196 1792 1448
150gr +1.3 0.0 -6.6 -20.2
.30-30 Win 1335 945 650 460
150gr +3.6 0.0 -15.9 -49.1
.30-06 Springfield 2435 2025 1665 1360
180gr +2.1 0.0 -9.0 -26.4
.300 Savage 1845 1460 1145 885
150gr +2.4 0.0 -10.4 -30.9
300 Win Mag 2900 2315 1828 1425
150gr +1.3 0.0 -6.3 -18.9
.308 Win 2140 1705 1345 1050
150gr +2.0 0.0 -8.8 -26.3
.35 Rem 1280 840 575 445
200gr +5.4 0.0 -23.3 -70.0


This ballistics table is based on data using specific bullet weights in factory loaded ammunition. Of course, the data will change depending on the bullet weight but the information can be used to compare different calibers in general.

The ballistics table can also be used to determine how you need to site your gun in. For instance I sight my .30-06 in at about 2 inches high at 100 yards. This puts me at zero at 200 yards and I would still be in the kill zone as it approaches 300 yards. This tells me that out to close to 300 yards I could hold dead center and still hit the heart/lung area on a deer size animal.


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