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308 A.I. at almost 2 miles?

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Unread 01-04-2005, 10:32 PM
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Re: 308 A.I. at almost 2 miles?

i wanted to start shooting 1000yd benchrest to see if i could set a record there this will be my 4th year shooting 1000yd benchrest and i find it harder to shoot a 10 shot group under 5- inches or a 5-shot group under a 1-1/2 then it was to get my dog. its hard to get places to shoot 2-miles any more that has dogs on it. never herd of a turbulent zone i have pick up alot of my bullets around the gong and they all left skids marks on the ground at 2-miles away so all the rounds were landing on there bellys. if you email me your address i will record about 45 min of shooting at two miles at a gong. when you get the tape you can record it and send someone else a copy of it because i dont have the time to record tapes and send them out.
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Unread 01-05-2005, 12:21 AM
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Re: 308 A.I. at almost 2 miles?

understood. I'll send my addy via email.
I will not make copies of the tape you send me unless you are absolutely ok with it. I will also send it back after I watch it.
I will look forward to future correspondence with you!
Thanks again! --goodgrouper
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Unread 01-05-2005, 05:53 AM
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Not to be a skeptical dick or anything but I sure would like to se a copy of that , I'll even pay postage and for the tape or what not , I just like to see anybody shoot anything.
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Unread 01-05-2005, 08:10 AM
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Re: 308 A.I. at almost 2 miles?

im sorry but im not going to get started on recording tapes and sending them out. any body can shoot at 2-mile targets if you got the open range and a 30-cal or bigger because you need to see your hits.
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Unread 01-06-2005, 07:37 AM
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Re: 308 A.I. at almost 2 miles?

Your exploits at 3000yds inspired me and made me completely re-think my rifle shooting,to the point where i am now seriously into ultra long range shooting and have converted most of my shooting buddies to the same. Thanks.

Centre Punch.
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Unread 01-07-2005, 12:13 PM
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Re: 308 A.I. at almost 2 miles?

The furthest I have shot a 308 was 1450yds. I used a 155gr Amax and it was certainly 'accurate' after going subsonic. The target was a bush that ended up measuring 24" across.

Shooting was done in very light winds and I certainly wouldn't want to be that bush. Hitting inside the bush was not an issue. Certainly wasn't everytime but often enough to be 'accurate/plausible'.

Took the same bullet out of a 300Wby to 1800m (1980yds). Distance measured by a WILD rangefinder so could be off a few percent.

Same thing. In almost calm conditions, was good for min. of stump and bush. I shoot across a valley into a clear cut so don't bother hiking in to measure my targets of opportunity. My guess are these would be 2 to 4' objects.

So, I know that the 155gr amax will stay stable after going subsonic. After that it should stay stable until it hits something.

Going to two miles simply means a whole bunch more elevation. The initial velocity really doesn't matter much when distances are so extreme. The bullet will go subsonic. Whether its at 1000 or 1473yds really doesn't matter. Still a long ways to go.

As to accuracy, you need to define accuracy. At two miles, I would suggest something in the baseball diamond size as a very plausible target. Trying to hit a 55gal drum or such is really just luck at that range.

Hitting a PD. Well, tell me who you buy bullets and barrels from and I will invest in those companies. Should make me rich.

I do not consider accurate fire to be spray and pray. If I can't hit an object/target at least 50% of the time, I consider it beyond the accuracy limit of gear and shooter.

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