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Extreme Long Range Hunting & Shooting (ELR) Over 1,000 Yds.

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Unread 08-11-2013, 09:28 PM
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My greatest passion in hunting is long range marmots. The goal this year was to break the 3/4 mile mark, 1320 yards.
It's a 3 hour drive from my house to my shooting place, and another hour to hike in. I went in Friday night to be ready the next morning when the air was most still. For a couple hours yesterday and this morning the air currents were steady, resulting in a .75 MOA wind drift and a slight down draft worth .25 to .5 MOA, with an occasional gust. By mid day the clouds would roll in and the wind made it impossible to shoot long range.
This morning after several near misses I connected at 1332 yards, and later rolled one off its' rock at 1393, but it made it down a hole... no picture so not an "official" hit.
I'll have to try for his buddies next week.
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    Wow! that is fantastic! Congratulations!

    Now give us some specs on the shootin' stick. Rifle info, optics, load data etc.
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    Rifle was built by Quarter Minute Magnums.
    BAT HR action, Jewell 20 oz trigger, Greybull stock with bedding block milled out and glass bedded instead, Kreiger #19 fluted barrel cut to 28". Chambered for 7 Rem mag, .307 neck, throated for Berger 180 gr VLD. Badger Max 50 rings, Schmidt Bender PMII 4-16 scope with Darrell Hollands ART reticle.
    Loads are 64.3 gr H4831SC, Federal Match primers, RWS brass.
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    Rifle was built by Quarter Minute Magnums.
    BAT HR action, Jewell 20 oz trigger, Greybull stock with bedding block milled out and glass bedded instead, Kreiger #19 fluted barrel cut to 28". Chambered for 7 Rem mag, .307 neck, throated for Berger 180 gr VLD. Badger Max 50 rings, Schmidt Bender PMII 4-16 scope with Darrell Hollands ART reticle.
    Loads are 64.3 gr H4831SC, Federal Match primers, RWS brass.
    Wow - that is a fantastic rig!
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    Unread 08-12-2013, 11:51 AM
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    Brad thats one awesome rifle and some fantastic shooting. Congratulations on a job well done.
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    Fine shooting, congrats!!
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    Great Rifle and Great Shot Brad!
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