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Shepherd scope deer shot at 1022 yds

 
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Old 12-24-2009, 08:53 PM
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Shepherd scope deer shot at 1022 yds

A couple years ago Jerry K and I shot and filmed a 1022 yard shot at a small button buck. Jerry shot it, I called the wind and range. There was a lot of wind but it was only about 1/2 value and we were shooting from hay loft so we were physically out of the wind which, as you know, helps a great deal because the wind is not moving the "shooter" as well as the bullet.
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the above link will let you watch the shot and show how we filled it. Hope you enjoy it ... mark
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Old 12-24-2009, 09:00 PM
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Re: Shepherd scope deer shot at 1022 yds

Great shot, nice video, enjoyed it.
Congrats!!!
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:42 PM
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Re: Shepherd scope deer shot at 1022 yds

Sweet! Excellent marksmanship and team work. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:56 PM
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Re: Shepherd scope deer shot at 1022 yds

Wondered how some of this long range video is shot, bought a sheppard years ago. 80'S? Still have it on a 7mm RM SON uses, brings back memories
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:57 PM
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Re: Shepherd scope deer shot at 1022 yds

Nice video...I liked the way the camera was taped to the scope...gotta luv duct tape. Excellent shooting, thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:56 PM
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Re: Shepherd scope deer shot at 1022 yds

Mark,

That was a great video and a great shot by your friend Jerry. Does your wife know about your habit yet?

Question... what was the MV of the bullet (if you know) and what was the SST's performance at that range? Did it expand? what was the damage? Did it exit?

On the RF reticles I'll share my opinion for the sake of the readers education and nothing personal intended. I have an NSX 5.5-22 with NP-R2 reticle (2MOA) and I used it once to range a 300 yd antelope while shooting a 300 WSM. It worked well. A lot more wiggle room at 300 yds vs 1000 yds. The average buck deer body is maybe 18" from brisket to top of back. I'm not sure what those Shepherd range circles are calibrated for? Anyway, a 1" error in guestimation or 1" variation in idividual deer size causes a 5.5% error in range estimation which is 55 yds @ 1000 yds, which equates to about 40" of drop difference. And a 1/2" error would result in 20 in drop difference. Dont take this as a flame becasue it's not. It's just an FYI for all the readers. My personal limit on using a reticle for ranging would probably be about 400-500 yds, but that's just me. I noticed you mentioned you had wind flag markers set up at 50 yd increments. Did you use them as backup and how did you did you determine the "exact" yardage of 1022yd?

Once again, enjoyed the video.

Cheers,

Mark
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:18 PM
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Re: Shepherd scope deer shot at 1022 yds

I won't consider shooting at a white tail beyond 350 (PBR). I'm just not good enough to stretch it beyond that and trust my wind reading abilities. With a RF, I can spin the elevation knob fairly well, but, when it comes to wind-reading, I'm illiterate.
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