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458WM at long range.

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Unread 06-21-2009, 04:37 PM
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Re: 458WM at long range.

I'm with Roy and mann1, the first thing I thought was, "Why not? Guys do it with 45-70's all the time."
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Unread 06-21-2009, 09:34 PM
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Re: 458WM at long range.

Well I tested her out yesterday and I had an an interesting time! I went out and sighted it dead on at 200 yards with some 500 grainers, then lasered some dirt out to about 500 yards. I then ran some numbers on my PDA.

I dialed in 20 moa on my old Burris 1.75-5X21 then got down in the dirt and let rip.

A couple of things soon became apparent.

1, When firing a rifle like this prone, without a muzzel brake, a sand bag behind the but is a wonderfull thing.

2, When firing prone it is impossible to spot your own shots land! By the time I recovered from the recoil the bullet had landed, although I could spot the hole in the dirt bank with my spotting scope.

3, I need a scope with bigger optics and more room for adjustment.

4, A set of mounts with 40 MOA cant would be very handy!

I did manage to get some bullets to hit on the target without too much trouble, so I might put a better scope on the rifle and have a go at some longer targets. Also I think some soft cast 405 grain bullets at about 1600 fps would be a lot of fun to shoot.
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