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Old 09-25-2008, 02:51 PM
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bullet holes on white paper

What would be the minimum required spotting scope to see 277+ cal bullet holes on white paper at 1k? Is it even possible? I had a 20-60 BSA given to me I can see holes to about 400 yds. It is bad I can see the holes further than that with my 18x rifle scope.
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Re: bullet holes on white paper

Thats tough, not going to happen very often, as itcompletely depends on conditions. Invest in an ATV and a pair of binos ;)

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Old 09-25-2008, 03:24 PM
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Re: bullet holes on white paper

+1 on AJ's reply. With a spotter you may be able to see 2 out of 10 times, maybe more, maybe less. With the ATV you will always be able to see.

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Re: bullet holes on white paper

I just purchased a Swaro ATS 80 HD and at 1000 I would bet not on a .277 hole. Its the mirage that kills ya. A white painted piece of 1/2" steel will produce 1 1/2 to 2" splats. You will hear and see them at 1000.

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Re: bullet holes on white paper

I've had the best luck on seeing bullet holes at long range with light brown butcher paper. Even then its hard to go out too far beyond 600 yards and see anything. Generally its the mirrage that kills the visibility.

I have, however, been successful using a 4-22X US Optics rifle scope and could easily see 7mm Berger 180 bullet holes from 1K when shooting on a 12"x18" black shoot-N-see. Granted the mirrage was negligible that day, but the holes were obvious to see, even just using the rifle scope. With a soptter it would have been easier still.

Similar result with good hit visibility when shooting a freshly painted (white) ARmor plate steel target at 1,350 yards. Hits were easily visible with the same rifle scope, until the marks were overlapping on the target. Even then, the "gong" gave me all the feedback that I needed.

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Re: bullet holes on white paper

Use a spotter and watch the trace. or if you had access to the hubble.................
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Re: bullet holes on white paper

Thanks guys. I have an ATV and binos, so I guess I'm set. I just need to make a steel target as I'm gathering I'll be able to see the splat marks with what I have. That too is no problem since I have all the neccessary items to make that happen as well!
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