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Coyote at 1041 yards with my 6.5-284 Norma

 
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:52 PM
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Re: Coyote at 1041 yards with my 6.5-284 Norma

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Congratulations on "one heckuva shot" Give us a description of your rifle and load.........Rich

Great shooting and +1 on the equipment.

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Re: Coyote at 1041 yards with my 6.5-284 Norma

My rifle is a savage model 12 6.5-284 Norma. It has a 1-8 inch twist, 30" bull barrel. My load is 142 grain Sierra mks. Using 52.5 grains of IMR 4831. It has a muzzle velocity of 3120 FPS and shoots around 6" at 1000 yards. Not the most accurate rifle in the world, but it does the trick.
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Re: Coyote at 1041 yards with my 6.5-284 Norma

Great shot. 6" groups at 1000 yards is just under .6 MOA. That's not too shabby.
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Re: Coyote at 1041 yards with my 6.5-284 Norma

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My rifle is a savage model 12 6.5-284 Norma. It has a 1-8 inch twist, 30" bull barrel. My load is 142 grain Sierra mks. Using 52.5 grains of IMR 4831. It has a muzzle velocity of 3120 FPS and shoots around 6" at 1000 yards. Not the most accurate rifle in the world, but it does the trick.

That's pretty tight. Goes to show what a factory Savage in capable hands can accomplish.

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Re: Coyote at 1041 yards with my 6.5-284 Norma

Just a hair over 1/2moa at over a 1000 yards in a custom rig would be delightful let alone from a factory rig...of coarse you the shooter have alot to do with it and don't want to overlook that as well. Very very nice.

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Old 03-02-2010, 08:43 PM
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Re: Coyote at 1041 yards with my 6.5-284 Norma

That first shot says a lot about the setup and preparation of your complete system. And its all good. There aren't that many folks that could get that first shot that close, be able to spot it, make the necessary adjustment then make "the" shot. Good going.

I shoot LR in similar terrain. You were shooting over a couple of valleys and rises and wind lift 'could' have been the difference. Lift is a difficult on to see.

Based on this single event, would you:

A) Adjust your drop chart that minute amount?
B) Keep'r the way she is and see if there's a trend?

BTW, there seems to be much more than just a "guess" with the windage you used!
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Re: Coyote at 1041 yards with my 6.5-284 Norma

mAYbe i missed what scope on your rifle. nice equipment and fine shot.
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