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I was shooting some different loads yesterday out of my Blackhawk and had some results that I can't make seem right in my mind.
I had some loads that are running around 800fps (250gr RN and clays powder). They hit 2'' high at 25 yds. The other load was the same 250 gr bullet, but had a max charge of Unique(Ruger Only) and run around 1200fps. These hit 4''-5'' LOW! I'd have figured the other way around.
Have any of ya'll seen this before?

Thanks in advance

HWD
 

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Yup...

The recoil starts the instant the bullet leaves the brass... the pistol starts moving back, and since your grip is well below the center of the barrel, it also starts to roll up. A lower velocity round is in the barrel just a smidgen longer than a fast round, and the pistol rotates up just a little further before the bullet leaves the muzzle. Bingo! A high hit with a slow round.

Same thing happens with light vs. heavy bullets at about the same velocity.... heavier bullet hits higher.
 

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Yeah I remember the heavier stuff hitting higher with rifles. I shot 220RN Sierras out of my 300WM. They hit consistently higher than the 180gr stuff that it was sighted in for. Kicked a lot worse too!
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HWD
 
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