I have recently discovered this website and am very glad I did! Has a wealth of information to offer from some very experienced shooters. I have hunted very seriously my entire life and have recently became intent on becoming a much better shooter. My expectations as a 1st year long range shooter probably aren't much to some of you (I would like to be comfortable to 500 yards by this elk season), but I am determined not to let the excitement of long range shooting make me take questionable shots. I want to master the basics as a shooter and then progressively gain skill and confidence at further distances.
That being said, I was wondering if I could get some guidance on how to properly shoot and gather all of the data needed for the custom turret on the Huskemaw
5-20 LR scope.
Here is my situation: I am shooting a Browning A-bolt Long Range Hunter in 7MM RM. I have worked up a handload (with help from an experienced shooter) which is a 160 gr Nosler Accubond, 66 grains of Reloader 22 and Federal 215 primer in a WW case. I have had the Huskemaw scope
correctly mounted, broke my gun in properly and have taken special care to properly clean my gun (using Sweet's to remove copper fouling).
I have a chronograph, good shooting bench, rests and areas where I can shoot as far as necessary. I have shot only 40 shots through my gun and understand that I need to shoot about 2x that many before I proceed with data gathering.
I live in Colorado and hunt around 8000' in temps ranging from the 60s to anywhere near 0 degrees.
I want to do this process properly, get the turret on my rifle and practice, practice, practice. I have also began focusing on my shooting mechanics and trigger control by shooting many rounds through my .22 and .223.
Thank you very much for any suggestions and guidance.