Need help with 2285 yard shot.
I have been pegging out a spot for a bit of long range target practice not far from my home. This morning I placed pegs at both ends and one roughly in the middle. I then used my Swarvo rangefinder to measure between the pegs and used a GPS as a check. The total distance came in at 2285 yards. Fairly flat between the end pegs, with three creeks and two small ridges in between.
The rifle is a .338 Edge and I have two loads available with the 300 gn SMK. My fireforming load of 2790 fps and a full load of 2860 fps. The rifle has a 20 MOA rail. Scope is a Nightforce 5.5-22x56 NXS R1 reticle.
Now I have 61 MOA of adjustment available to me with the scope, plus 20 MOA with the reticle.
I still expect to hold over by quite an amount for this shot, and am considering setting up an aiming mark further up the backstop hill as an aid.
If I need too, I can shorten the distance by about 60 yards before the target gets obscured by scrub.
I plan to try this shot just after daylight as the wind is usually dead still here at that time of the day.
Altitude is 600 feet,
Temperature will be about 50 to 55 Degrees F.
Target will be 34" x 46" ply white board with 12" black aiming mark.
Is this a possibe shot?
What do I need to take into account? Coriolis, spin drift? All advice and assistance welcome.
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