I've been a long time lurker, but only posted in the hunting section. Having been a hunter for most of my life I only recently became interested in long range shooting, and I must say, it's quite fun.
There have been multiple times in the past while on Mule deer hunts
we have spotted big mule deer ( 180+) out past 1000 yards. The typical scenario was to run our asses off to within shooting range and try and make the shot. Usually because of the distance and time it took to get within shooting distance they often slipped away, which is when I decided to invest in a long range rifle.
My rig is pretty basic. It's the Tikka T3 superlite, chambered in 7mm RM. Topping the gun is a Huskemaw
5x20x50 Blue Diamond scope. Cartridges are handloads, and trigger pull has been reduced to 2.5 lbs
Recently I went out to do some shooting and was able to shoot at 1000 yards. For reference, the target is a 15"x 15" steel plate mounted to a steel fence post. A camera was set up to record the shots, and here is some of the footage.
Personally I'm very happy with my rifle and the groups but really don't know if they are considered exceptional by any means. Comments and advice are most welcome. Thanks
1000 yard, 3 shot group - YouTube