Every year, the first week of June, members of CIRCA (central idaho rockchuck association) meet for a week long shootfest in central idaho. One of the contests is a 1000 yard shoot at a 10 moa gong. Everyone pitches in 50 bucks and winner gets the pot---first one to hit it although everyone gets the same amount of shots.
You don't wind up with much money because the winner also has to buy everyone dinner and a nearby famous steak house. Which is usually like 300 bucks.
It was really windy this year (gee, wind in idaho??) and we got to the fourth round. I looked at everyone, put my hat on backwards and said, "This one is for Phil." The gong was hit.
Some of you may know that Phil Pomeroy---philny1 on this site----passed away earlier this year. I got to know him through several gun transactions over the years---he was a fellow lefty so i was always able to buy left handed rifles through him. We also shared a few hunting stories and long distance shooting info.
The rifle that I used this year was one that used to be his. It was a custom 300 ultra that I had bought from him and it is a great rifle. The very next day, I also got the long shot of the year at a rockchuck---1035 yards.
I'm telling you, Phil was there with me. I felt it and just had to smile.
That's a great story and some awesome pictures. My longest rock chuck kill of the year was only 57 yards but with a bow (I've only had my bow since November and it's by far the best shot I've ever made). I need to get out and take my rifle with me now that the snow's finally melting in the mountains and do some true long range work.
I like that set up. What are the specs? I am really interested in the scope.
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Rifle is a Long Range Solutions 300 ultra.
--Krieger 27 inch barrel with a 1-10 twist
--Surgeon bolt handle
--nightforce 20 moa rail mount
--cerakoted and microslicked by Ken Wotring
--And a 16 X Super Sniper (yeah, i know but i'll put it up against anything)
This baby shoots 210 grain bergers at 3100 with 88 grains of H1000.
Best group so far is 3 inches at 600 yards.