Last weekend was the last 2 day long range class for the year. Once again I had a great group of guys attend. Some notes from the class:
complete Rem 700 domination of the class
calibers 4 338 Edges, 1 6.5-06, 2 308 Win, 1 300 Ultra
optics 4 leupold, 4 Nightforce
factory ammo, 2
Mostly the same notes and issues that I noted in an earlier post about the last class a month age, with a couple of extras:
1. The time spent spotting and learnig to call the dope correctly was much more valuable than time spent actually shooting.
2. It was the end of the 2nd day before most started to figure out that with the conditions (multi direction wind with direction & velocity changing about every 5-10 seconds)we had you needed to be ready to break the trigger as soon as dope was called then cycle the rifle and be ready to shoot before a correction was called.
3. It was a shock to most on the field day how difficult a shot in the field at only 500-600 yards can be with no bench and not great conditions.
4. For some reason this class jumped right on reading and calling in MOA
5. Most experienced shooters (but fairly new to LRH) didn't realize just how far 1276 yards is.
6. The 388 Edge in these kind of conditions was a huge advantage over the rest by a pretty big margin.
7. shooting stix take practice for most to feel steady with.
That concludes the majority of the notes from this class.
When class was over a friedn and I set up a plate at 1990 yards. Some notes from this:
1. It is a really, really long way
2. It is a really, really long way
3. The 338 Edge takes 74.50 MOA elevation
4. There is enough time from the time you fire until the bullet hits to build lunch
5. Consistant hits even with the Edge in fairly good conditions on the 18" plate are difficult
6. Most people think you are full of crap until the video zooms back from 64x and then they want to know how they can shoot 4 or 5 miles to.
7. elevation was not a issue on most misses windage was even though it was slight, I missed the plate due to windage by less than 6" about 1/2 the time. I had 1.25 MOA right wind dialed to hit.
8. Shooting almost 2000 yards makes 600-800 seem pretty easy.