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Old 07-15-2010, 01:23 PM
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Had some volunteers for a day of testing

Since I had some volunteers all lined up and itching to help me with some bullet testing, I loaded them all up and headed for the hills yesterday morning. I blew some up and put some into almost the same holes so all in all it was a great day. Like they say, the worst day shooting is better than the best day working and today was a great day of shooting.





This is a shot of the setup and chronograph. This was after I was done testing. I had been in the shade all morning but now it was getting a little warm. This was at 4270' elevation.




This is just a shot of the "junk" on the shooting bench. You can see the 100 yard target in the upper right window of the chronograph. I had other targets set out to 600 yards.




This is a shot of what some of the better behaved "volunteers" did at 300 yards. This was shot early in the morning when conditions were perfect.




And this is what some did at 600 yards. This was also shot early in the morning when conditions were perfect. By the time I was packing up and ready to go somewhere else, you had trouble seeing the 600 yard bull because it was boiling so bad.





When I finished testing here I loaded everything up and moved over into the next drainage and did some fun shooting out to just under 1200 yards. This is a spot where I can shoot out to over 2000 yards if needed. Where I was shooting from in this drainage was at 5180' elevation. The poor old rocks didn't stand a chance.
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:37 PM
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Re: Had some volunteers for a day of testing

Dick,

T'was a great day of shooting!!

Those groups shown are great for size. The shape however would drive me nuts. Both are the same shape. Why is that? What could I try to shrink 'em even more? I'd loose sleep over that. I need to up my meds.....

I also need a new barrel on mine.
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It was just me and they were only the dreaded 3 shot groups. I know that normally they are shaped the way I like them so I don't worry about it. If you start chasing your tail over every little possible abnormality you'll go goofy. With this gun and load I know better than to worry about some "driver error". It'll do its job, I just need to do mine.
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Great shooting !

What software program are you running ?

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Loadbase. It's the best.
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Fun stuff. Thanks for sharing the pics. Are you still shooting the 200g Wildcats in the 7mmAM?

Did you draw any special permits in WA this year?
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Still shooting the Wildcat 200s. They are the ones smacking the rocks at 1200 yards. I didn't draw anything this year although I put in for multiples of just about everything. Our amazing game department has figured out how to make more draws available to get more money out of us while making sure we never draw any permits.
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