I decided I wanted to shoot a Deer or Elk at least 1000 yards away last elk season. I went to this site and scanned what was going on. Then I added a muzzle brake and a new scope to my Elk gun the last couple of months. I did some load development and just finished up yesterday. I loaded up the best 190 VLD load, and headed out to shoot 1000 yards today. I checked it with my Leica by measuring two 500yd distances, and then verified it with Google Earth. I know I was within 5-10 yards.
The white target backer is just under 4' wide by 6' tall. It is in the center of the pic with the camera zoom at 0.
So I set up the rifle and get ready to give it a go. I dialed in the number of inches minus two from what the computer said. I put in 18.5" instead of 20.5" at 100yards. I shot it yesterday at 500 and it was almost two inches different then the computer.
There was some wind but it was right at the target so I let three fly. 16" group with good elevation I think. The three on the right with two beside aiming point and one lower and a little more right.
By the time I drive out check the target. Text my buddy and do the happy dance the wind changed angle just slightly. I figured it was about the same and would not matter much. Besides...this is easy I just did pretty good for my first ever 1000 yard group. So I fire three more....drive out to the target...not a stinking one on it! WTH...then I see where some rounds have gone through the sage brush just to the right of the target board. I throw some dirt and weeds in the air, and the wind is going at about a 25 degree angle to the target.
This is doable I'm thinking...I will just hold on the left edge and see how it goes. This is group number two with the missing round just to the left of the target board according to the sage brush.
This is starting to irritate me so I text my buddy. He gets on his program with what I told him and tells me "Two Clicks Left". I click in two and send the last three holding center of target. 8.5" of LOVE at 1000 yards!! All things considered I was happy with my first shooting at 1000 yards!