Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


1st round hits

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 11-01-2012, 10:42 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,826
1st round hits

Now that deer season is coming around I decided to see what my 25-06 could do for first round hits out to 700 yds. I know this is not longrange for some but it is for me especially with a small 115 gr bullet. Getting pretty hooked on the long range shooting thing and cant wait for my 338 LM to be done.

25-06 load:

115 gr berger
54 gr of H4831sc
.010 from the lands

I shot 1 shot in 100 yard increments starting at 300 yds and ending at 700 yards. I shot at 600 yards twice because I pulled a shot to the left as you can see on the plate but it was still a hit. I was pleased with my 700 yard shot as it almost hit the center of the orange. I let the barrel cool for about 15 to 20 minutes before I fired each round. The shooter app puts me pretty much dead on with my velocity reading so it sure makes it a lot easier.

I tried this last week and I was hitting all over the place especially at 500+ yds. I have come to the conclusion that this rifle doesnt like to shoot dirty. It was shooting fine after the prior cleaning but I had put about 40 to 50 rds through it without cleaning it and after that it just started putting rounds all over the place. I cleaned it one evening with BoreTech CU+2 and let it sit with CU+2 in it for about 10 hrs while I was at work. Came back and cleaned it all up and it looked spotless. No copper at all. Took it out and made sure it was zeroed at 100 and started at 300. My first round hits are below. It really built my confidence up to shoot this far with this kind of performance. I hope I get a long shot at a deer in two weeks!

1st round hits-img_0344.jpg
Reply With Quote

Unread 11-01-2012, 10:55 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Blackfoot, Idaho
Posts: 8,871
Re: 1st round hits

I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!
Reply With Quote
Unread 11-01-2012, 11:21 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SW Montana
Posts: 5,770
Re: 1st round hits

Looks like the deer better hope you have seizure mid trigger pull
"Pain is weakness leaving your body"
Reply With Quote
Unread 11-02-2012, 08:48 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Townsend, Montana.
Posts: 8,644
Re: 1st round hits

Great practice and it sounds like you are getting to know that rifle well. This is where the confidence comes from. As for that LR deer, it reminds me of a quote I like very well.

" Luck is when Preperation and Opertunity come together"

Good luck!

Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: 1st round hits
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WTB AICS 5 round mag/10 round morta mag huckjare Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc. 2 03-18-2012 10:28 AM
What hits harder? Guy M Long Range Hunting & Shooting 40 12-26-2010 01:02 AM
250 and 300+ yard hits .308 tony c Varmint Hunting 1 04-27-2009 09:25 PM
Spotting hits - is it even possible Len Backus Specialty Handgun Hunting 13 01-02-2007 11:12 AM
HITS AT ONE MILE Centre Punch Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 4 12-14-2004 08:29 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:12 PM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC