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Preping for ELR - What a mess this turned into.

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Old 01-04-2013, 09:33 AM
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Re: Preping for ELR - What a mess this turned into.

Roy, and this time put the GONG in the right place.......where the hole is going to be!

New day...hope it's going better.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:00 PM
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Re: Preping for ELR - What a mess this turned into.

Broz, Great idea on the washing machine sides one of those things that make you go hmmm why didd't I think of that Roy hang in there we all have days like that mine seem to come weeks at a time

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Old 01-04-2013, 01:05 PM
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Re: Preping for ELR - What a mess this turned into.

I got faith in ya Roy! You'll get her dialed in. I do like the idea of dropping your BC some to get a little closer on your velocity. I also like Jeff's idea with the side of an old washer. I always set up where I can drive to my targets but conditions can still change on ya either way. Best of luck!
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:45 PM
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Re: Preping for ELR - What a mess this turned into.


I can't believe you, and so many others, read the whole thing.

Addy is 42 South 200 East
Blackfoot ID 83221


If I weren't so dumb I would have saved tons of steps and barrel time by going top cabin w/rings and mounts.

I already have the front of a dish washer that shows holes pretty good. There's just too many of 'em.

I tore every thing completely apart looking for something out of the ordinary.

Every thing was copasetic But The rear bottom ring turned very easily by hand. I noticed that upon initial installation. I had the thought that this may be a feature instead of a bug. Even though it was easy to turn I figured "how much can that move? plus I figured it would help with self alignment.

I swapped that one with another I had in my stash. This one required the normal wrench effort to install and align. Results of the change a tight fit makes one heck of a difference.

Bore sighted and 1st shot was on the dish washer cover @ 100. Made a gross error in corrections. Twice too much. Too used to shooting 200 yes.

Reversed both turrets 1/2 of the original dial. This shot hit close enough to be on the 8 1/2 x 11 200 yard target. The first shot @ 200 was 1 MOA low and 2 MOA left. Made the correction. This was my last loaded round. It went spot on for windage and 1/4 MOA low.

I'd be finished loading for tomorrow but my shell holder vanished. I was using it earlier this evening. Damn I hate it when that happens.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:09 AM
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Re: Preping for ELR - What a mess this turned into.

Originally Posted by Broz View Post
Well Roy, keep at it. That is all I will comment on. And I maybe could save you some steps. Go by the appliance junk yard and get the sides to an old white wash machine for a target. Bullet impacts (nice black holes) should be plenty visible from your shooting point, they are light to carry, and the price is usually right if you offer to bring them back for their scrap pile.

You know a white refrigerator or freezer door would fit the bill quite nicely too. Good idea.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:14 AM
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Re: Preping for ELR - What a mess this turned into.

Roy, just use your 375 AM and send me the fur, send it "next hour air" if you know what i mean............ Just make sure you shoot exactly east and account for the spin of the earth.... Good luck getting your rifle figgered out, and finding your shellholder (ive lost mine a time or two, i am in for some serious trouble when im in my 60s )


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Old 01-05-2013, 12:36 AM
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Re: Preping for ELR - What a mess this turned into.

All a guy want's to do is blow a hole through a woof at insane distance and look at all the trouble it causes, something ain't right about that!!!!! Good luck Roy, looks like your going to need it
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