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Unread 05-19-2008, 07:45 AM
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Is my rifle accurate enough?

Hey guys, if my rifle is shooting 1"moa at 100 yards, will it be accurate enough at 600 yards to head shoot a goat?

Does it mean it will be shooting 6"moa at 600 yards?

Thanks guys.
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Unread 05-19-2008, 08:28 AM
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Try shooting your rifle at 200 and 300 yards. Some rifles shoot a tighter MOA past 100 yards.
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Unread 05-19-2008, 08:54 AM
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What he said!
Heck, if you want to shoot to 600 then go on out to there and see what happens. You might be surprised to see how good your rifle shoots and how poorly you do....trust me from experience. I wouldn't be happy with 1" groups at 100 yards for a scoped long range weapon, but for an open sighted rifle I would be all smiles if I could get that at 75yards. Now, 1moa at 1000yards would be a different story. Good luck.
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Unread 05-19-2008, 09:45 AM
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thumbs down on shooting a goat's head at 600 yds.

Way too much opportunity for severely handicapped goat.

I'm thinkin' of real goat here, not the neighbor's billy.

You could have the most accurate, consistent rifle in the world and be able to shoot it up to it's capability and the head shot @ 600 is still a bad idea.

Or am I missing something?
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Unread 05-19-2008, 02:38 PM
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What would people be happy with then? .75moa at 100yards? or less?

Ive got a Sako in .243 thats consistantly shooting .50moa at 100 yards.
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Unread 05-19-2008, 02:56 PM
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If you want to "head shoot" any big game animal at 600 yards, then get a 6 inch balloon and tie it on a 3 foot string. Place it on a pole 600 yards away go out in shifting 5 mph wind and hit the balloon!

Simple as that

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Unread 05-19-2008, 04:11 PM
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1 Moa

Just my opinion, But a 1 MOA gun at a 100 yards is going to have trouble if not impossible to keep 1 moa a 600. I know it can be done, but from my experence you need something close to a .5 MOA gun to hold 1 moa at 600 yrds. It looks like it should on paper, but if the gun is not shooting well or the shooter it or you would be lucky to hold 1.5moa with all the variables.

Maybe I am a piss poor shoot but my .75 MOA PSS 308 has trouble holding 1.15-1.25 moa at 600 due to variables. Will it hold 1 moa some times yes! but on avarage it will not. Shoot with it at that distance and be HONEST WITH YOURSELF!

And who cares if it will hold 1 moa..the first shot is the important one! If I do not hit on the first shot I could care less what the rest do. Any one can walk it on to the target!

Just a quick story--A guy shows up at our little 600 yrd fun shoot with a Christansen Arms 300 WSM with a Leupold VX7 boon an crocket recticel. He shot 10 shots and could hardly keep them on a 6 X 6 carbord target backer..Thats in feet by the way! Out of Pure luck he hit an X ring (1 MOA target). Before that shot he had not been close..Packed his gun up and said its ready to 600 yrds for my goat hunt in Russia, and walked out! I can not make a story like that up!
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