Ohh, Okay I have seen Jeff around and read some of his posts.
I want to make sure that it is okay for a couple of my shooting buddies ride along. Don Geraci, no worries as to safety. He is a BR hall of famer and knows some stuff.
My buddy Glowworm from snipershide, his handle here is Randy338 or maybe it is marriedman wants to come too. He offered to bring his 375CT and maybe test some rocky mountain bullets, or any 375s that someone wants tested.
Is it okay that I bring them? not a deal breaker but that is a long trip for me and I would enjoy the company. We might have an opportunity to stop through NM and shoot some stuff is another reason I want them to tag along. Of course any of us would be willing to sign releases, but no confidentiality agreements. Between the 3 of us we have some rifles in just about anything you want tested. Just let me know.
I admit that I know just enough to be dangerous.....but dangerous at ever extending distances.
Eddybo, as I recall, you are shooting a 338AM. I expect you would get some very high velocities with the 265 HATs out of that rilfe which would probably have an effect on the BC. If you or one of your buddys has something along the line of an EDGE or Lapua to shoot the 265's, it would probably make an interesting comparison. Just something to think about.
Last edited by MontanaRifleman; 02-04-2010 at 04:11 PM.
Hey guys sorry to be so late to the party but every once in a while real life gets in the way of my forum participation.
I've talked to Noel and here is essentially what we are planning to do. I belong to a priavte gun club in Boulder City, NV. I am allowed to bring a reasonable number of guests to the facility at any given time.
Our facilty has 1,000 yard range, with target pits, as well as 900, 800, 60, 300, 200 yard firing points. The chances that we will be permitted to use that range is between Low and None. To shoot on that range you must shut down the remaining portion of the member range. But, we also have 4 100 yard shooting berms for getting zeros and a steel target range with a covered shooting point and either 5 or 6 concrete benches. Pus plenty of area to belly flop for shooting F-Class or belly benchrest if you like.
we have Shilouette steel targets currently set at 200, 300, 400, and 500 meters. As well as a target set up at 864 yards and an impact pit that can accomodate a target at 920 yards. WE have teh ability to supplement each distance with other target types, including standing and pop up aromor plate steel
We propose shooting for zeros and then drops at the steel shilouette range using either the 864 or 920 impact pit points. The next day we will venture to teh desert for the long range portion of our agenda.
I do considerable Long-rang to Extreme Long range shooting in the Nevada desert. I have a location that i use that is on BLM land, but is accessable only by permission of the Moapa Piute Tribe since you must cross their reservation located Nrrth of Las Vegas to get there. I HAVE such permission and so will teh folks that accompany me. My location (I will provide a couple of pictures later) has an elevated shooting point (requires a walk up to the point of approxaimtely 75 - 100 yards) so be ready to carry your gear.
MY shooting point provides unobstructed free access to teh entire vally around the point, but has particularly good target points with good impact visibility at ranges of 1,500, 1,800, 2,200, and 2,500 yards. This point allos for the use of an intermediate spotter (safe position in defelade) that is 1,100 yards closer to these target points than the firing point. There is a different position on teh firing point that has acces to tagets which can located out to and beyond 3,000 meters.
Let me be clear ... this is the desert... there are no facilities...its wonderful to shoot but its not a fancy range with room and bathroom, or even a porta john. The firing point has various shooting positions for approximately 6 shooters looking at teh 1,500 -2,500 yard targets. Looking up teh gravel road, we have something on the order of 4 or possibly 5 points. Its uneven, rocky, and you will do what i do...make do and bitch at the rocks.
I tried to organize an ELR event here last year..so its not new to me or my contacts at the Tribe.
My schedule required us to push this shoot back in time, as real life in not going to permit me to be available in March. I am happy to try to discuss some details and will post some coordinates for you to fly off to gogle earth and look at teh stie. But the timing of this is not totally depenedent upon me, and we are trying to juggle schedule of at least 3 individuals to get a date window.
A firm date is partially contingent on the number of people in attendence, and what is to be accomplished. This requires your imput, and questioning. Feel free to ask whatever you wish, and please be specific.