Been awhile since I posted anything. I recently started my own business while still working my old career at the same time. Well anyway I did get a chance to go shoot my rifle this past weekend. Factory Browning A-Bolt II in 300WSM shooting HSM 178 AMAX's. It's got a reworked factory trigger at 2lbs and a brake but other than that it's all factory. As a few of you know I've been working with this rifle for awhile finding the right factory ammo it likes and then learning how to use a kestrel
and creating a ballistic profile in my bulletflight program. This rifle has proven repeatedly that it loves these AMAX's. It averages 3/4 moa and even shot a 4 1/2" group at 976 yards last year off the bipod! Well I got a new lot of the same ammo and went out to see if the new lot shot the same. I picked out a rock in the spotter and then pulled out the Vectronix Terrapin rangefinder to get a range. The rock didn't look that far away in the Vortex spotter but the rangefinder displayed 1159 yards. The farthest I've ever shot was 1109 but since I was verifying my drops I figured what the hell. After entering in all the data and cranking the turret up 37moa I got settled in behind the rifle. I called out "on it" and heard those magic words from my good friend and spotter "send it." I touched it off and almost 2 seconds later saw a big puff of white smoke coming off the rock followed by the word "hit!!!" The entire lower right 1/3 of the rock was blown off. Using the reticle in the Vortex spotter I was able to determine that the rock was approximately 22" around and the bullet impacted about 5" low and 9" to the right of center. I know there are many guys out there who can make this shot in their sleep but for me and my factory equipment this has been a very long time coming. I've learned a whole lot in the process and enjoyed every minute of it. In just a few short months my first custom rifle
will be complete and I will be all set up to start the next chapter in my shooting career. I can't wait!!! I was planning on selling this factory rifle when the custom arrives but I don't think I'll be able to let it go.