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Unread 07-06-2006, 09:05 PM
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338 EDGE vs 1276 yd PLATE



Took my 338 Edge out to set up some more stuff for one of my LRH classes today. I had shot the location before but was unable to get a good photo of the sub 5" group I shot at the 1276 yard distance. As you can see in the photo below the shot is across 2 smaller ridges onto the 3rd ridge at the target in the circle. I shot from a field position ( bipod front ammo box rear bag ). I have been playing with station preasure and what variables I really need to worry about for dope info. This shot was 22 degrees hotter, humidity up 21%, but the preasure was only up .04. I used the same dope I used on a prior shooting date with the same preasure 33.75 moa up and I read a 3-5 mph 1/2 value wind so I dialed 1.25 moa right. The first shot was magic hitting almost center for wind and just below center for elevation. I fired the second shot and hit a couple inches higher but left about 5. For the 3rd shot I quickly held 1/2 moa right and set the 3rd round nearly thouching the first. The group is just over 6 inches. The thing I am the most pleased about is the tight vertical spread. I attribute the low vertical spread to working up loads that have ES's in the single digits. I am sure a certain ammount of the groups windage is my inability to read very small wind changes. This is how I practice for hunting season. I only care about the first shot hitting or why it did not but shooting 3 shot groups lets me know that the first round hit is not a fluke.



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    Unread 07-06-2006, 09:19 PM
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    Re: 338 EDGE vs 1276 yd PLATE

    Nice, Very Nice!
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    That's just flat out AWESOME! Good shooting Shawn!

    18 more days till I can pick up mine!!! woo hoo!

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    What is the data behind that group??? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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    Re: 338 EDGE vs 1276 yd PLATE

    Looks like a leupold variable spotting scope & you are left-handed to boot [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] (me too)!
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    Good shooting Shawn, I have my 338 barrel on order and a action blank siting here waiting for me to build it [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]. What is the OAL you are running?? If you had your choice what OAL mag well would you have?

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    Unread 07-07-2006, 06:41 AM
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    If I hit the plate with all three rounds from a cold barrel I would be smiling too.
    Maybe this Fall when you are out elk hunting with Kirby you can take a little time and give him a few lessons on "smiling".
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