Just thought I would post some pics of my long range rig and what I got upto last weekend in Scotland hunting Roe Buck.
The rifle is a stock Remi 700 XCR in 7 Rem Mag just re-crowned and put into a B&C stock with the alu bedding block.
Scope is an NXS 3.5 - 15 x 50
Load used is 67 grns of RL22 behind a 150 grn BT using Winchester brass
The first picture is my 100 yard zero target or rather my 200 yard zero being confirmed.
The first shot on target (bottom right) is my sighter and then I used the 1" squares to get to where I needed it to be. Next 3 rounds virtually clover leafed as per the pic. Not sure what that group measures but I was good to go.
The next picture is my target at 500 yards. 3 rounds in a near perfect triangle in just over 1.5". The other holes on the paper are from a friends 6mm Ackley. The wind was approximately 5-10 MPH full value right to left and I got about 4 inches of drift at 500 yards. The next picture is me after an unsuccessful evening hunt. The last picture is a close up of the rifle in a shooting position. I had my eye on a Roe Buck which had been working his territory 540 yards away from me and he then started doing his rounds going away from me and ending up with me losing sight of him at 643 yards away.
I was only confident out to 500 as I hadn't done my drop chart beyond this range (my longest shot to date only being 503 yards). I had watched him do this little tour on 3 seperate occasions and I couldn't bridge the gap due to the relief of the land etc.
What I plan to do in the future is get my drop chart done out to 650 yards in preparation for my next visit and hopefully nobble him next time. I will be going up in the next 4-6 weeks again so hopefully get to catch up with him then.
Anyway hope you enjoy the pictures. Oh and forgot to say I did shoot a yearling buck at 245 yards on the first evening so just thought I would add to the post by showing you that picture too.