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Old 12-30-2012, 08:51 PM
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First time at 700yds

First time today at 700 yds today, got the drops dialed in. This is with Winchester Super-X 180gr power-points out of a Remington 5r in 300wm.

After spending some time getting the wind dialed in shooting at 500 and 600 I shot this group at 600 yards.

First time at 700yds-600yd-30dec12_bottom-right-not-600.jpgThe bottom left shot was from a previous distance.

I stepped back to 700 and shot. The two higher shots were at 65 clicks up (1/4 moa) and I then decided one click down should fit the bill, for 64 at those conditions.

First time at 700yds-700-yds-30dec12.jpg
Fairly pleased with this group, especially considering the elevation change.

Now if I can just figure out the winds on the first shot, not three groups later. They were a little rough today, I learned more about reading them and how the terrain changed the direction. Learning more all the time, but this wind is still eating my lunch!!

Chris
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:22 PM
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Re: First time at 700yds

Looks good. Keep up the good shooting.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:44 PM
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Re: First time at 700yds

Your wind reading abilities are probably ok....the bullet you are shooting is like sailing a schooner across the ocean. Stick a 215 berger in that (Heck even a 185) and that group is 1/3 the size. BCs under .6 really really really suck at 700 in the wind.
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Old 12-31-2012, 03:33 AM
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Re: First time at 700yds

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First time today at 700 yds today, got the drops dialed in. This is with Winchester Super-X 180gr power-points out of a Remington 5r in 300wm.

After spending some time getting the wind dialed in shooting at 500 and 600 I shot this group at 600 yards.

Attachment 16270The bottom left shot was from a previous distance.

I stepped back to 700 and shot. The two higher shots were at 65 clicks up (1/4 moa) and I then decided one click down should fit the bill, for 64 at those conditions.

Attachment 16277
Fairly pleased with this group, especially considering the elevation change.

Now if I can just figure out the winds on the first shot, not three groups later. They were a little rough today, I learned more about reading them and how the terrain changed the direction. Learning more all the time, but this wind is still eating my lunch!!

Chris
Invigorating ain't it!

Ask anyone who's been shooting long range very long and to a man/woman they'll tell you the biggest hurdle is learning to deal with the wind.

Even with a pocket weather station like the Kestrel, you really don't have a good "read on the wind" anywhere but where you are standing.

At long range wind can change on you two or three times between where you are shooting from and your target.

Lots of good articles here about reading the wind and I highly recommend seeking them out, especially over on the starting out section.

Congrats... Nothing beats success.
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Old 12-31-2012, 09:33 AM
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Re: First time at 700yds

Paint a small 2 inch red dot on the center of the target. That alone will reduce your group size! Also agree with the berger/high BC bullets. They can cut wind drift in half!
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:59 PM
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Re: First time at 700yds

I haven't gotten anything to work for me yet. Tried 180gr accubonds and two different powders, can't get better than a moa plus grrrrrr. I've got some 210s sitting on the shelf, if I can't get my next batch of 4831sc to work, that box will be tempting me.

But, that's all on hold til we get to Colorado Springs. So, I just bought a bunch of these cause they work decent, doped em out and started practicing.

Papil-First thing I thought setting up the sillouette was "aim small MISS small" and stuck a 3-inch Shoot-N-See in the middle. First hit on steel it flew off even tho it was 7 inches away. Red Paint next time hahahaha


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Re: First time at 700yds

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I haven't gotten anything to work for me yet. Tried 180gr accubonds and two different powders, can't get better than a moa plus grrrrrr. I've got some 210s sitting on the shelf, if I can't get my next batch of 4831sc to work, that box will be tempting me.

Chris
Red or orange or blue paint work great.

FYI one of the prominent members on here told me to change bullets before you change powders. One of the prominent 'smiths on here says the same. A rifle will will like - or not like - a bullet, and the powder is just a way to fine tune your load for accuracy and repeatability. In my limited experience I've found that they are right.

So, think bullet before powder.
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