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What can you hit on demand???

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Unread 03-01-2004, 02:55 AM
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Re: What can you hit on demand???

I'll stick to 500 yards.

30-338 Lapua Imp Rem. 700 17#

Backpack would have to do with this rifle, no sling stud left on it after hogging out the barrel channel in this POS plastic stock.

A 12" square would be a tad easier. [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Unread 03-01-2004, 06:14 AM
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Re: What can you hit on demand???

My hunting stndard is a 1 MOA for the beast and 1 MOA for my error, 2 MOA. 12" target, 600 yards = 2 MOA.

I believe 600 yards but would like to be able to write a check for the wager amount in case there's an eclipse, earthquake or suicidal bird, etc, etc.

500 yard chip shot [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] (maybe)

[ 03-01-2004: Message edited by: Dave King ]
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Unread 03-01-2004, 07:18 AM
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Re: What can you hit on demand???

600yds. easy-in my[approx.] 15lb. 6br.A4 stock,28" tube,105amax at 2910fps,with a sd. of 5.i think i could go longer but i havent chance to shoot this new barrel much past 600yds.yet.the places we shoot longer are still snowed in right now.i have been shooting at a p-dog silhouhette[8"tallx4"wide"]and have been hitting it with "boring regularity" at 615yds. in all kinds of crappy conditions.also have a 15" "gong" set at 460yds. and its too easy -lol.this is off of a harris pod using rear bag-my-2-dave

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Unread 03-01-2004, 11:39 AM
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Re: What can you hit on demand???

I guess I had better answer my own question since so many of you bucked up and did it, Thanks

600 yds. I believe in the 2 MOA rule. I have never been able to reliably hit anything smaller than a 2MOA target under real field conditions.

Letís change the rules and say instead of $1000 you will have to take the shot in front of the guys on this board and suffer the ridicule for a miss.

Do we have any more takers??

To the guys that answered my hat is off to you and the answers were great.
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Unread 03-01-2004, 02:52 PM
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Re: What can you hit on demand???

If I had to take that kind of abuse I'd only gurantee the ground at my feet. lol

Seriously, As I'm still getting my feet wet in this long range game I'll have to stay inside the 400 yd. mark, not nearly enough practice past that.

Shooting a 300 win mag with 200 gr. Accubonds on top of 71 grns. of RE 22.
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Unread 03-01-2004, 03:02 PM
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Re: What can you hit on demand???

600 yards.

17.5 lb. 7mmRUM, McMillain prone stock, NF 12-42 BR, Jewell trigger, 30" Krieger 1:9 twist. It shoots a Cauterucio 176VLD @ 3,360fps.

Anybody wanna go double or nothin' from a sling only instead of a bipod?
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Unread 03-01-2004, 03:59 PM
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Re: What can you hit on demand???

Great topic idea, as usual some very good info coming out.

That really depends on the time of year for me. Right now, not sure about anything over 400 or so since we have not been shooting because of deep snow and too damn cold. From July on, would be interesting.
One thing you forgot is to give the shooter a good spotter, so that he can split the 1000 bucks if the shot misses [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
We regularly shoot 12 - 15 inch squares out at 700, usually get first shot hits when our skill and confidence is where it can get to after lots of practice.
I would go with Dave (matter or fact he could be my spotter... he can call wind real good plus he's got way too much money [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] ) and go with 550-600 yards. We dumped a bunch of mulies this year at that distance with only one shot. Under ideal conditions would push that to 600-650 but found that 700 in the real world on deer is too far - too much can happen for good enough confidence.
When I am ready for more challenge (700-1000) I will move up to a .300 mag, but right now the mighty .308 Win is doing what we need.
Rifle would be my GA Precision ROCK with 175 BHA match, NXS 3.5-15x50 in Badgers, Eagle stock pack and swiveling Harris benchrest bipod, beenie-baby bags under the buttstock, spotter has my Nikon 78ED so he can watch the swirl and get out his chequebook if I blow it... (Seem to remember doing just that at the Badlands a few years ago - mil'ed a target, put on the correct drop and wind, then shot the wrong target [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img] Hit the damn thing but cost me a lot of guff from my partner and all the guys watching. We almost had a perfect score!)
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