So Monday I picked up a 1/2" 3'x3' steel plate (all 190lbs of it) and made a stand for it with $25 at Lowes. Went out to the 395 about 5 miles north of Boron CA to some BLM land. The wind was crazy, 25 mph steady with 35 mph gusts, it was enough to shake the truck. We where able to put the wind mostly behind us. Since the wind was so bad we picked a spot 944 yards out (ranged with my Bushnell Fusion 1600 LRF Bino's) to start. Entered the data in to Shooter and set the dope to 6.8mils up and 1.2mils right. First shot I missed, second shot hit low and left, added .1 mil up and .1 mil right to the scope and made hits near the center on the next 4 shots. After 5 hits in a row we decided to move back to another clearing that put us out to 1220 yards. First shot was a miss ,forgot to adjust the scope, Doh! Shooter (Android ballistics app) called for 10.6mil up and .8 mil right. After setting the dope I made a hit near the center, next shot was center right. It was 47 deg, blowing like crazy and it was going to be dark soon so we called it a day.
I was amazed at how much energy the 300gr Scenar hit the plate with. I didn't expect the damage to the top of the frame above the steel from the shrapnel. Nor did I expect the trench under the steel! Very impressive.
Savage 110FCP 338 Lapua loads,
3.698OAL (puts me at .015 off the lands)
Photo taken at max zoom of the camera, I think 3x.
Looking back to the shooting position.