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I finally made that 1000 yard shot....

 
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Old 07-31-2002, 05:48 AM
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I finally made that 1000 yard shot....

I shot a Prairie Dog at 1000 yards ranged with a Wild range finder. It took five shots to walk the gun into the mound. And eight after that to finally hit him. I haven't had the time to do a drop chart for the round yet or do a whole lot of load development.
It is a 7WSM shooting a 162 grain AMAX at 3050 fps right now.

This may be old hat to some of you guys but it was new for me and it felt pretty good hitting something that small that far away in a 20 mph wind.
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Old 07-31-2002, 07:01 AM
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Re: I finally made that 1000 yard shot....

Mike,

WOOO HOO!!!! pretty neat huh.. CJ and I just got him ( CJ ) in to the 1K club on a pd as well... 1000 yards is a long way to be shooting at a 2" X 9" target... I almost made in the club as well but I was at 1500 yards with the 308 I have.. and thats stretching the limits of that gun... bullets were kinda droping outta the sky that far out... I did throw alot of dirt on him though...

good shooting.. now the 1500 yard club is next for ya!!!!
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Old 07-31-2002, 01:51 PM
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Re: I finally made that 1000 yard shot....

I'm jealous guys. I hunt woodchucks in the mountains of north east Pa. at least 4 or 5 days a week. This whole region is heavily wooded so it's very difficult to find an area that is wide open for long distances and one that also has a population of woodchucks. My farthest attempt has been 670 yards and I drilled him first shot and flipped him into the air. He laid there for a few seconds and then to our surprise, he crawled away. The biggest problem we experience is that we almost never get more than one shot and they are in their holes for a week. Skittish little devils to say the least. I'd love to come out west some time and try my hand at a 1,000 yard kill.
Congratulations and keep after 'em!
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Old 07-31-2002, 05:06 PM
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Re: I finally made that 1000 yard shot....

Hey Mike congrad, what part of Texas are you shooting pds? I know that the Lubbock area has alot but, don't want them shoot on the BLM.
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Old 07-31-2002, 05:52 PM
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Re: I finally made that 1000 yard shot....

Texas,

Me and a few buds shoot them in Lovington,NM
I have some leads and phone #'s for more access but haven't had the time to pursue them. They are around Muleshue,Tx. Where in TX. are you?

What is even better in my opinion was the two back to back shots I made at 850 yards with a 6 Ackley. I shot once and hit low and left made a correction and wham! I watched him get ripped off the mound though the scope. Then is buddy came to check him out and I got him also. I think there was a lot more skill in this shot than the 1000 yard shot.

The verticle was pretty easy on the 1000 yard shot but the wind was a coin toss. I held in the same place everytime and was hitting I'd guess in a 12" circle around him. One finally contected. In the head no less. That was cool . It's neat to brag to my buddies who don't know better that I made a 1000 yard head shot on a PD.
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Old 07-31-2002, 07:15 PM
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Re: I finally made that 1000 yard shot....

Prime Time...

Where do you live?

I used to live in Dingman's Ferry, about 11 miles south from Port Jervis - Milford, just off rt #209.

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Old 07-31-2002, 07:37 PM
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Re: I finally made that 1000 yard shot....

Ok Mike again congrad now give us all the details load,scope factory gun or something special? Right now I looking at building a custom based on the Remington 300SAUM necked up to 338. Still trying to decide on a good scope. Checking past post on optics its a toss up between the Nightforce and a Leopold.
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