Re: LRH class Aug 19-20
The biggest advantage I have seen with my 338 AM(3450 fps) over my 338 Kahn(2950 fps) with the 300 gr SMK is wind drift. At 1000 yards it is actually difficult to recover from recoil in time to see your hit. That is not something you say everyday about shooting at 1000 yards.
Its not that recoil is severe, the damn bullet just gets there so fast.
At 2K, there is always time to recover from recoil to see your shots. I liked your wording about making lunch before the bullet hits. I tell guys I can eat my sandwich during bullet flight. I eat pretty fast though!!
While its only fractions of a second less time then with my Kahn, the difference in wind drift is significant with the same bullet. In fact I found myself over compenstating for the wind in most cases.
Now I just have to get this forward ignition system working well in the 338 AM and we will have throat life on par with your Edge. Hey, if your gonna dream, dream big!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
I would also agree with you on your choice of scope. I have yet to use anything higher then 24x when shooting out to 2500 yards. With good class it really is not needed or as you state, usible in many situations, just to much mirage to deal with.
I would rather take a 5.5-22 NXS with its 100 moa of vertical adjustment any day over an 8-32 or 12x42 NXS with very limited vertical adjustment. I am a bit of a hypicrit though. I have the IOR 9-36 on Black Sunshine with its 59 moa of vertical adjustment!!! Lucky she is flat shooting and has a 40 moa rail!!! And alot of moa in the Reticle as well!!
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