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Unread 12-20-2008, 11:59 PM
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Some shooting today

Went out and did a bit of shooting today on a friends farm with my Sako 75 .243, here are some results


500 yards, fired the first (lower) three then corrected (and noted) elevation and fired the top three, pity I missed the wind on that flier


600 yards



1 shot at 500 yards after it got perforated at 250 by splatter from a 180gr Berger 7mm doing 3200fps




I like my sako

Corrections weren't exactly right today because the rifle is, as of yesterday, temporarily wearing a Nikon Monarch II 3-12x42 instead of it's usual VXIII. I think the clicks on the nikon aren't quite the same value as the loopy... but it tracks reliably and has great glass for the money

I just need to find somewhere on this farm where I can get more than 650 yards

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    Unread 12-21-2008, 12:32 AM
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    Re: Some shooting today

    I like the Sakos too. Nice shooting, it's just plain fun isn't it. Where are you? It looks much warmer than the -10deg F and 1.5ft of snow on the ground here.

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    Unread 12-21-2008, 01:24 AM
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    Re: Some shooting today

    I'm at the bottom of the South Island of New Zealand, it's summer here... 22* C today.


    Shooting stuff is always fun
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    Unread 12-21-2008, 05:06 PM
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    Re: Some shooting today

    looks like you did some good shooting, what load do u shoot from your .243? i know the feeling of looking for a longer place to shoot all the time!
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    Unread 12-22-2008, 08:22 AM
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    Re: Some shooting today

    Load is a 90gr Targex, Lapua brass, 210, and 44.5gr of ADI AR2209 for 3127fps out of the 22" Sako barrel.


    The targex is a locally made bullet, uses a J4 jacket.. it's a rebated boat-tail design, BC of .485 or so... shoots great, works well on game and I'm supporting a great local business. And it's the best bullet I have found to work out of a 1:10" twist .243.
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    Unread 12-22-2008, 08:51 AM
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    Re: Some shooting today

    very cool!
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    Unread 12-23-2008, 05:36 PM
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    That is most probably the best shooting w/a .243 that I've seen. For some reason I just can't make one work. Maybe a dose of those locally made bullets would be the ticket.

    Keep up the support of that local business...
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