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First time for everything 1000 yard group

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Unread 01-05-2013, 11:57 PM
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First time for everything 1000 yard group







This was my first three shots today. The target was placed just in front of the tree line in the background.

This target is suppose to flip around when you hit it, and reseal. But at 1000 yards shooting the 7mm RUM with the 180gr Berger VLD. I could not see it move at all, the bullets were zipping right through it! I thought I was hitting high and to the right, so I doped my scope 1 MOA down and 1 MOA to the left to hit the dirt somewhere in front of the target and came up with this next picture.



When I went to retrieve my target, I was shocked to see I was actually grouping, and when you look at the dirt to the left of the target on the last picture it works out to be right around 10.5 inches or so down and to the left. If I would have been able to see where I was hitting on my first three, I would have doped one click to the right after I shot the first three. Oh well I am pleased with the size of the group any ways.

This is the first time I have had the chance to really put in the effort to go shoot after I purchased the Night force. I like this scope, and the 180gr Berger VLD!
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    Unread 01-06-2013, 12:23 AM
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    Re: First time for everything 1000 yard group

    Very Nice!!! What was the load recipe?
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    Unread 01-06-2013, 02:48 AM
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    Re: First time for everything 1000 yard group

    You should probably quit right there. It will take a lot to improve much from that performance HA!

    Nice job.
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    Unread 01-06-2013, 09:41 AM
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    Re: First time for everything 1000 yard group

    NICE Shooting!!

    Jason
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    Unread 01-06-2013, 01:05 PM
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    Re: First time for everything 1000 yard group

    Thanks for the comments! I am pretty excited about it.

    The load:

    7mmRUM
    180gr Berger VLD
    COL 3.680
    99.0gr US869
    Fed 215 primer.
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    Unread 01-06-2013, 02:23 PM
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    Re: First time for everything 1000 yard group

    Awesome shooting that's what dreams are made of
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    Unread 01-06-2013, 04:05 PM
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    Re: First time for everything 1000 yard group

    Good shooting. What is the diameter of your target & what was the group size. Where can I get one of those targets?

    joseph
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