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Unread 06-21-2010, 10:37 AM
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Target view at long distances

I am kind of new to all of this, so hopefully someone can help me out! I am having trouble finding the shots on target at long distances. I am using a Swarovski 20-60 x 65mm spotting scope, so the optics should be good enough. What should I be using for a target? I have been shooting a plywood target that is painted black and orange. What kind of target could I use to get a better view of hits? Would a metal target painted white give me a better idea of where i'm hitting? Thanks
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    Unread 06-21-2010, 10:44 AM
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    Re: Target view at long distances

    What cal.
    What distance
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    Unread 06-21-2010, 10:45 AM
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    Re: Target view at long distances

    300 win mag. between 700-1000 yards.
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    Unread 06-21-2010, 10:53 AM
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    Re: Target view at long distances

    i use a white target, much easier to see shoot placement
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    Unread 06-21-2010, 10:59 AM
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    Re: Target view at long distances

    500 on paper after that your guessing. Metal would give a reliable response as to a hit on target. A spotter in conjunction with the shot would be the ideal way to go.
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    Re: Target view at long distances

    A suspended steel target painted white seems to be the prefered meathod.
    You can spot hits by seeing movement upon impact
    by seeing impact zone-bullet splatter on white painted steel is way easier to see than a small hole in plywood.
    and finally, depending on hearing protection, theres the audible ''clank'' sound.
    Plus the suspended taeget tends to gobble up alot of bullet energy vs. a ridged steel target, so (depending on shot placement) translates into a more effective way of deflecting bullets-whats left of them- downward in a more predictable safe direction.
    Thats my thoughts annyway.
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    Unread 06-21-2010, 11:21 AM
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    Re: Target view at long distances

    It's funny that you mention the bullets, and "whats left of them". I was shooting 1000 yards on Saturday, and happened to find 3 of the bullets in the back stop. I'm shooting a 150 grain hornady interbond, and all three bullets retained nearly 94% of their weight. I thought that was rather interesting.
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