The Ammo & Ballistics work as a system with the Rifles & Sights to optimize shooting performance. The rifle caliber chosen in conjunction with the powder/bullet combination must balance the accuracy required at all distances and the consistently required to knock down animals, all balanced against the recoil effects over the course of the match. This is much more significant over a National Championship course of 240 rounds for record.
Ammo and ballistics for silhouette have shifted significantly in the past few years with the advent of new bullet technology (improved ballistic coefficients). In our continuing series of Ammo & Ballistics Blogs, we will explore what calibers and reloading components our top shooters are experimenting with to gain an advantage in Championship Matches.