Well trying to find the time to get my rifles dialed in for hunting season has been pretty stressful here lately. So yesterday I decided to just go shoot shoot some rocks way out there. First off I had had my rifle apart and had cleaned it finally after about 200 rds so I was going to check my zero and shoot 4 groups at 300 yards 2 with with my fire forming loads and 2 with my standard load, and all these groups were shot with a magneto speed chrony strapped on. First group, fire forming load, was about 3.1 "( after that one I took my bi pod legs of the shooting mat)
Here is the second
Here is the 3rd with my standard load.
Then my last group was about 2.5 "
Ok. Now to stretch her out to 2153 yards I set up out of the back of the truck with my aiming point being a rock a little less than .250 MOA which was pretty much covered with my mil-dot.
My plan was to shoot 10 rds with my fire forming loads. Then 10 with my standard load.
The shot called for 94.2 min up. I dialed 87.2 in the scope and held 2 mils
Target vel 1219 fps TOF 3.8 sec MV 2630 fps
I dialed in the wind and for the first two shots I had no sign of impact.
I adjusted 3.5 up for the third shot then sent it. This time I saw an impact, about 3.5 low and 3.5 left
After shooting 5 shots I let the barrel cool and shot another 5.
My results were 2 for 10. Shots 5 and 6 impacted within one MOA of my POA. Then I had 6 shots where I had no sign of impact due to the vegetation.
My second string of shots were with my standard load at about 2780 fps
with the 300 berger OTM's
On this string I only got off 8 shots because it got dark.
But this time I went 3 for 8 with shots 4-6 impacting within half MOA of my POA. 3 of these shots I had no sign of impact which doesn't help for corrections.
Wind was pretty consistent from 10 a clock varying from 4-6 mph.
So in total I went 5 in 18 for a 27% hit ratio. Is this accurate or precise, no not at all. It is real world results, and is always alota fun.
The rifle is a rem 700 with a 30" bbl and Sightron SIII on top.
Here are a few pics you can see in one were my third mil dot is almost covering my target rock.