I went out last night hoping to finally get my 270 Allen Mag broke in. I took a buddy of mine along so he could test some loads in his 7mm Rem Mag for a upcoming mule deer hunt in october.
We set up out trusty gong at 660yds along with a paper target next to it. We also set up our standard 100yd target for load development.
After confirming my 100yd zero I proceeded to dial up my scope to what my ballistic program called for. 10 moa up was what it recommended for the 169.5 at 3230fps. After 2 shots the gong was still having a good day with no new dents in it.
My buddy began firing his sporter browning a-bolt at it but never connected. I then fired 3 shots at the paper target to get a idea of where my adjustments were off. When we examined the target I was just over 5 inches high and a good 8 inches left.
That damn bullet bucks the wind great and just floats out there. I got back to my bench and took 1.25moa off of elevation and took all but 3 clicks of wind out as well. the wind was gusting a little over 10mph kinda quartering toward us.
I leveled the crosshairs on the gong and touched the 10oz trigger. By the time I got back on the gong in my scope it was already flying backwards. The ring of the gon being hit was quite a bit louder than when we used to hit it with the 125gr 30 cal in our 300 rums going nearly 4k fps.
I loaded up another round and watched my second shot land about 2 inches under the first shot. I was being impatient and shooting the gong while it still swinging so this exaggerated the spread of the shots.
My third shot glided under the gong as it was swinging away from me so I was a little upset but had I let the gong come to a rest I know all 3 shots would have been real tight.
After this I only had 3 shots to go until I was through with the break in so while I was cleaning it my buddy duct taped a quarter to our 100yd target.
This was a old tradition when we were kids we would shot quarters or nickels and put them on our key chains.
3 shots later George Washington was having a real bad day. 2 shots landed on his head and the third just tore out the corner of the quarter.
I will try to post a pic of the quarter later. I am extremely pleased with the rifle and I am starting to not hate the stock so much though it is still not my favorite.
This weekend the Allen Mag is gonna lay waste to some pdogs so me and ugly, I mean BJ will definantly have some pics to post.
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Now we’re having fun! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Sounds like you guys are going to have to move the gong out closer to 1000 yards to make it a little more challenging. Even at that range the 270 AM’s should handle it easy.
I also think you might need to start using dimes instead of quarters. Sounds like the quarters are too easy. Or at least move the quarters out to 200 yards to give ol’ George a fair chance. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
Keep us posted about the results of the PD’s shooting this weekend.
We're going out to buddy's land this weekend to shoot pds. It is only a small town and he want them eliminated. Most of our shots will be between 320 to 450 yds so those dogs are in some serious trouble. The buzzards will eat well for a few days!!!!