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Old 11-21-2009, 07:05 PM
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First time long range shooting. let me know

First time today, sighted my gun in at 500 yds. Was wondering if It is about right my placements. I'm posting pics below. My gun is a stock browning a-5 , shooting federal 130gr. ballistic tips. Got me a scope that works so much better than my old one Nikon Irt laser. But anyway let me know what you think for beginner.

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/...UKE/TARGET.jpg

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http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/...KE/TARGET3.jpg

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Old 11-21-2009, 07:55 PM
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Re: First time long range shooting. let me know

Welcome to LRH
Looks like your off to a great start!
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:01 PM
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Re: First time long range shooting. let me know

Not too shabby at all. How big did that group measure center to center?
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Old 11-21-2009, 08:26 PM
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DUKESTER1, looks to me to be about 4-5 inches center to center, if so that's about 1moa at 500yards. That's a pretty good beginning.
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Old 11-21-2009, 09:05 PM
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Think thats about right , about 4 " just need to hit the orange dot and I will be happy. Need to save the rest of those expensive bullets for the deer.
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Old 11-21-2009, 09:13 PM
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Looks like a dead deer. Great start.
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:33 AM
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Re: First time long range shooting. let me know

What would be normal at this distance. Group wise, should I be able to hit the red every time, I bought the bi-pod yesterday because I couldn't keep the gun steady enough with a prop on the ground. Really has helped me out, didn't realize what I was missing, sure makes a difference after 200yds. Any thing else I may need, would appreciate any advise.
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