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1000Y challenge! Test your 1st shot hit capabillity.

 
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:26 PM
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Thanks Greg for your insight. Spotters are a very good way of determine actual wind drift and drop under the current conditions.

I am still a bit curious why nobody has taken the challenge since there should be plenty of candidates according to the replies in the thread; How long will you shoot at a deer...

A bit strange if it's more challenging and a tougher accomplishment to hit a stillstanding steelplate than it is shooting at and hitting a live deer with ones 1st round.
Why should any of us travel hundreds or thousands of miles to prove something to you?
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Re: 1000Y challenge! Test your 1st shot hit capabillity.

Who said anything about travveling anywhere ??

You're more than welcome to make sharp replies to yours truly, after having read the thread and its purpose. If you feel the task is flawed in anyway I'm all ears.

But I'll repeat the challenge to you since it escaped you the first time.

Your normal 1000y range, valley, field, sandbank whereever.

Steel plate/papertarget equalling deer vitals @ 1000y, 1 shot each day, 1st cold bore shot, unlimited time.

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Re: 1000Y challenge! Test your 1st shot hit capabillity.

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I am still a bit curious why nobody has taken the challenge since there should be plenty of candidates according to the replies in the thread; How long will you shoot at a deer...
If the average LR shooter gets out shooting 1 or 2 times per week, then it might take 5-10 weeks to get 10 cold-bore shots, 1 per day, at 1000...
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Re: 1000Y challenge! Test your 1st shot hit capabillity.

I'll try this test this weekend and film it in HD. It just so happens that my steel hangs at 1150 yds...but I've got a range finder that's more than capable of accurate, pin point, repeatable ranges on game out to much farther than I would shoot.

I don't have a 7" plate. But I've got a 10" donught with a 5" plate behind it.

I'll hang this in front of our 4' x 5' steel for a "sub MOA" and "sub 1/2 MOA" test and see how well first round hits are.
It'll be my first time chasing accurate 1st round hits, but ya gotta start somewhere, right!
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Who said anything about travveling anywhere ??

You're more than welcome to make sharp replies to yours truly, after having read the thread and its purpose. If you feel the task is flawed in anyway I'm all ears.

But I'll repeat the challenge to you since it escaped you the first time.

Your normal 1000y range, valley, field, sandbank whereever.

Steel plate/papertarget equalling deer vitals @ 1000y, 1 shot each day, 1st cold bore shot, unlimited time.
I met that "challenge" many years ago.

If you have a sub MOA weapon/load, know the range and wind the rest us just marksmanship.

As for my replies, I've read this thread and all of your posts and I'll reply as I see fit within the rules of this site.
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Re: 1000Y challenge! Test your 1st shot hit capabillity.

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Why should any of us travel hundreds or thousands of miles to prove something to you?
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All I gotta drive is 500 yards from where I'm typing this! At present I'm 75 yards from my 1500 yard line!

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I am still a bit curious why nobody has taken the challenge since there should be plenty of candidates according to the replies in the thread; How long will you shoot at a deer...

A bit strange if it's more challenging and a tougher accomplishment to hit a stillstanding steelplate than it is shooting at and hitting a live deer with ones 1st round.
The answer is simple because it is not easy to do you will have to try it yourself to know what you are asking. I have been trying this test on and off with different rifles. My conclusion is I do not care what ballistic program you are using, what barrel, bullet, and caliber you are shooting. Your bullet will not fly the exact same today as it will tomorrow and the next day at 1000 yards and every 100 yards past 1000 yards it gets worse. There will be a difference and how much of a difference will depend on the conditions meaning the temp, humidity, pressure, wind, and mirage. Now add in the human factor of how do you feel that day? Is your mind clear? Are you in the zone? Did you break the trigger just like you are supposed to? If it was easy to do the 1000 yard BR guys would have it down by now and would not need sighters they would get to the line dial up and shoot. I would say a high percentage of long range shots past 800 yards are not a one shot one kill letís be honest about that some require a correction and a follow up shot. I am not saying it cannot be done or has not been done I am saying past 800 yards a high percentage are not first round cold bore hits. I would be willing to post my results over the course of the summer since I will be shooting this shot anyway but it would be on my own time and not for any contest, money or bragging rights. I did this test at 600 yards all summer long last year and I shot 1 to 2 cold bore shots a week. After having done that I feel I can make most shots at that range under most conditions. That being said 1000 yards has a way different set of rules even 800 yards has its own rules.
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