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Trying to go the distance with a .243

 
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:14 PM
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Trying to go the distance with a .243

I have a Savage Edge .243 win. And im trying to sight her in for 600 yds for shooting woodchucks, her as in Betty haha...need advice from anyone....thank you very much
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:23 PM
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Re: Trying to go the distance with a .243

Welcome Savage,

You didn't state your load or what scope you have mounted on your baby. How does she shoot at 100 yards? It has to be very good at 100 to hit anything at 600. You may know that but thought I would mention it. You may also run out of adjustment on your scope trying to zero at 600 yards. You may not, but be aware that it could happen, in which case you would need a base with built in elevation, or a different scope with more adjustment or a ballistic reticle.
Good luck, have fun and be safe.
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:29 PM
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Re: Trying to go the distance with a .243

I shoot 100 grain 243 winchester super x power point deer and antelope. And i have a 4x16 field and stream scope. Not too sure exactly about the scope. And at 100 yds shes damn good
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Old 04-21-2012, 09:09 PM
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Re: Trying to go the distance with a .243

I'd start doing more shooting at 300-400 yds. Forget 600+ without a crafted handloads and a scope with an elevation turret. 600+ will come as you get better and more invested.
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:17 PM
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Re: Trying to go the distance with a .243

Where in NY are you?
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:30 PM
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Re: Trying to go the distance with a .243

Im in groton, northern tompkins county
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:58 PM
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Re: Trying to go the distance with a .243

It must me down state or upstate, I'm pretty versed with western NY and I have only heard it in passing.

Ok that said lets get some more info like the other guys said. 600M with a 243 should be easy lets hear all about your gun, optic and the load your shooting. Wee nee all that info.

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