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Extreme range practice session with Black Sunshine(338 Allen Mag)..

 
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Old 08-02-2006, 08:13 AM
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Re: Extreme range practice session with Black Sunshine(338 Allen Mag).

SS7mm,

Thank you for the kind words. You know me well enough by now to know that what the uneducated public thinks is not overly important to me. I feel I try very hard to be a positive supporter of our sport not only in building rifles but also in not pushing our sport in areas where it is not welcome which I feel can cause even more problems.

What gets me is someone pirating my posted pics and then taking them to some anit-LRH board and making it look like I am saying I can make these shots at a drop of a hat and that I take shots at big game at these ranges and that its perfectly OK to do so.

They do this all without ever having to confront me about it. Hell, when Richard was down last week, he informed me about several instances on other boards that were like this. Most of which were concerning my 2370 yard hit on that chuck.

From what he told me I have some good friends out there, most of whom are on LRH. I was defended without ever even knowing it was going on and I greatly appreciate it.

So whats next, well, push things farther and farther with Black Sunshine but also my next challange is to try to maintain this level of performance at this range but to drop nearly 44 lbs off the rifle system performing the work.

Not sure that will happen but we will do everything we can to try!!!

First line of business is to get back to work. I think you have an interest in me doing that as well. So do I with the new developement you will be testing for me with your rifle. Hope it works as advertised!!!!

Field reports always hold more water when they come from a customer then the builder of a rifle. That is why I get more reward from you guys reporting on your rifles then me.

Good Shooting!!

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Old 08-02-2006, 08:14 AM
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Re: Extreme range practice session with Black Sunshine(338 Allen Mag)..

Dan B,

I was beating on your project yesterday as a matter of fact!! More to come this week as well. Getting close. I appreicate the patients from you and all my customers. This APS thing has grown out of control here the last year or so thanks in large part to the guys here on LRH.

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Old 08-02-2006, 08:18 AM
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Re: Extreme range practice session with Black Sunshine(338 Allen Mag).

Mike/TX,

IT sure is nice to get the temps down. I sweat like a prostitute in church anyway so when the temps go up I get into serious problems!! I like it cool, definately a northern boy!!

Comparing your 270 AM to my 338 AM is hardly a fair comparision. I got nearly 50 lbs of rifle weight on you!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Besides, I have seen your results, if I could shoot like that all the time with a heavy sporter rifle I would be happy as hogs in crap!!! I think you are doing very well. It always makes me feel good to know my customers shoot as well or better then I can!!! Thats a fact!

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Old 08-02-2006, 08:54 AM
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Re: Extreme range practice session with Black Sunshine(338 Allen Mag)..

The photo hosting sight seems to be back up and running.



Here is Black Sunshine prowling in the prairie grasses of Montana. The big pile of rocks in the back ground is called Crown Butte.



Here is my shooting set up, Wild range finder, one BIG rifle, a box of ammo, Mechanical front rest, rear bag and a blanket to keep some of the sticky things out of me when I lay down!! Not what you would call a "portable" set up!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]



This pic shows the valley I was shooting up. If you look just down and to the right of the barrel on Black Sunshine you can see an old irrigation canal running along the bottom of the hill. If you follow the canal up until it winds up and out of sight you will see a slight ridge that runs across the valley floor. This is where the jugs were set up at. The rifle is pointing directly at them. This was taken waiting for the barrel to cool after hitting the first jug. You can not see it but I have a big smile on my face!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]



This is not the best pic because I was looking to the west and the sun was reflecting off my camera lens and onto the scope lens.

This is the view through the IOR 9-36x 56mm with the MP-8 reticle. We are set on 36x here!! You can see the popped jug just under the main reticle dot and the surviving jug to the right.

The scope is dramatically clearer then it appears on the pic. On 36x it took some real doing to even get a full view through the scope. Image quality is right there with the NF scopes.

Only thing I do not like about the scope is that the reticle is calibrated for use on 10x. Who in their right mind makes a 9-36x scope and calibrates the reticle for 10x!!!

I will admit though that on 10x you can still see the milk jugs at this range relatively easily. You could even take a quality shot at them with this reticle design because of the floating fine center dot. Still the only reason you could is because the jugs are white on a brown background!!

This is only a concern if you will be using the reticle for reference holds. If you are dialing up for each shot this is of little concern.



View from behind the dispatched jug back to the shooting position. You can see the rims I was shooting off from. I was positioned on the farthest edge of the rim you can see before it drops off into the valley.



The jug popped pretty violently. I was suprised really but that is a relatively large diameter bullet.

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Old 08-02-2006, 09:27 AM
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Re: Extreme range practice session with Black Sunshine(338 Allen Mag)..

It is always amazing how people who practice and work at a sport are "luckier" than people who don't practice.
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Old 08-02-2006, 11:40 AM
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Re: Extreme range practice session with Black Sunshine(338 Allen Mag)..

I didn't sleep much @ all!!! Then I had to get up @ 4:50 AM so I could go out and shoot the 270 AM w/those 195s just to cure my shakes!! Now if only you could ship some of that wideopen country down here in that box w/our gun!!

Fine shooting as usual. Hopefully Lerch and I will have some exploded watermelons to take some pics of this weekend!!
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Old 08-02-2006, 12:30 PM
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Re: Extreme range practice session with Black Sunshine(338 Allen Mag).

Awesome shooting, Kirby. Thanks for posting. It's stories like this that make us strive to accomplish what we never would have thought possible just a short time ago...well, in my case anyway. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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Only thing I do not like about the scope is that the reticle is calibrated for use on 10x. Who in their right mind makes a 9-36x scope and calibrates the reticle for 10x!!!

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You'll want to measure, but at 36X it should become an MOA reticle, SMOA reticle or at least very close to it if calibrated for Mils at 10X. Measure the substention of the Mil marks at 36X at a known range and check. If each one equals 1 MOA, that might be handier than Mils anyway. That's how I use my 14X--it's calibrated at 10X for Mils, at 14X each Mil mark is exactly 2.5 MOA instead.
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