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Old 11-03-2013, 08:56 AM
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Shooting at 1825 yards

Thought you guys might enjoy this. Filmed with a galaxy s4, Swarovski and a phone scope. Turn up the quality to 1080 and go full screen...

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Old 11-03-2013, 09:15 AM
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Re: Shooting at 1825 yards

Good video quality and pretty good shooting.

I was doing the same thing yesterday but only to 1215 yards.

To cause a further discussion:

Was your POA the center of that rock? Those kind of targets seem to attract shooters.

The first two shots were identical elevation wise and if centered on POA would have been kills on any animal larger than a rabbit.

Any apparent reason for the third PIO.

I am handicapped with my equipment as I have no way, on the rife I was shooting yesterday to determine size in either MOA or MILs of the target. I'm working towards remedying that situation.

What was the size of that rock?

Lastly, why not use the little white spot, lower left of the rock as a POA? Even at 1825 wouldn't the goal be "but holes"?

Whatcha shootin? Time of flight was pretty quick. Not much time for an animal to change positions between trigger break and impact.

Again, great rig and good shootin'.
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:30 AM
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Re: Shooting at 1825 yards

Nice shooting. I have to ask the same thing, "Whatcha shootin? Time of flight was pretty quick. Not much time for an animal to change positions between trigger break and impact."
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:13 AM
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Re: Shooting at 1825 yards

Thanks! This is a 7mm Dakota in a 26" McGowan barrel shooting the 180 grain berger at 3125 fps, nightforce 5.5-22x50 with moa retical, Alpine Gunworks chassis, Atlas Bipod. Rifle weights 12lbs as you see it.

That rock is about 3' tall but that's a guess. I should of measured it with the retical.

The conditions were different on each shot and the bullet is coming in at such a steep angle that you loose the bullet trace at the end of its flight. On the third shot I was holding to the left since I felt there was going to be more wind needed hence the miss. My point of aim was the center/upper part of the rock since I noticed you couldn't see your hits as well if they were placed lower in the shadows.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:31 AM
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Re: Shooting at 1825 yards

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Thanks! This is a 7mm Dakota in a 26" McGowan barrel shooting the 180 grain berger at 3125 fps, nightforce 5.5-22x50 with moa retical, Alpine Gunworks chassis, Atlas Bipod. Rifle weights 12lbs as you see it.

That rock is about 3' tall but that's a guess. I should of measured it with the retical.

The conditions were different on each shot and the bullet is coming in at such a steep angle that you loose the bullet trace at the end of its flight. On the third shot I was holding to the left since I felt there was going to be more wind needed hence the miss. My point of aim was the center/upper part of the rock since I noticed you couldn't see your hits as well if they were placed lower in the shadows.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:36 AM
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Re: Shooting at 1825 yards

Criuzin, what load you shooting to get that velocity from your Dakota?
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:45 AM
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Re: Shooting at 1825 yards

74.5 grains of H1000. Time of flight according to shooter is 2.7 seconds, velocity is 1321 fps, and KE is 700 foot pounds.
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