You wanted me to keep you posted with how my new rifle is coming along. Well here is the latest from this afternoons session. distance is 1029 yards.
Below is a 4 shot group with 300 smk from a DE 338 edge. Group was shot off harris bipod and rear bag.
Alt 569 ft
I got ready to go and pulled out the PDA and Kestrel
. Guess what ? Flat battery on the PDA. So I think to myself fire a sighting shot and adjust for a group.
I take a guess at the dope and dial 24 MOA up and fire. Keeping in mind I had never fired at a target anywhere near this far, but feel confident based on how I had been shooting. BOOOOOOm , whooosh Clang !!!! MAN !!! Holy smoke !! Straight into the circle centre mass.
Three shots later this is what I had. See below...
The 4 shots are the red ones !
Group size from side to side from centre point of strikes is 3.75 " across and 3.5 " top to bottom.
The first time I have ever shot at 1000 yards . Cant get the smerk off my face !!
One question though. When I came home and fired the pda up and put all data in NF exbal came back with 26 moa up, not the 24 I dialed ? Can anyone suggest what I might need to do to get my actual drops agreeing with the PDA ? To get the moa to match I put 2930 fps instead of 2830 ??
This post is to illustrate how good a class rifle can make an average marksman. Cheers to you Shawn.
As I always say... God help the deer Down Under !!