I hit my board! I hit my board! I hit my board!
Was doing the drop chart thing in the back yard. Got a good solid 300 yd zero. Took the target back to 525yds as that was the only place in the field that had something to lean the target holder against. Got a good setting at 525 yds.
Drop was running about 1 MOA low. Got pretty tired of all that walking (thinking of upgrading from a 270AM to a 375 AM, bigger holes!). Had two shots left so I figured, why not throw a couple at that board I nailed to a fence post about 3 years ago and have never shot at. I cranked in the settings from my draft drop chart, pretty much knowing that I would be about an MOA low and fired away. It was good to see the bullets strike the ground with each shot. (Working on a stock design that will pretty much assure spotting hits w/every shot. If setup is solid, that is.)
I put that board up 3 years ago (3' high by 2' wide) to practice ranging with the Mil Dot (Which didn't work so well) Even with the range finder I don't know the range. I have to range it in 2 segments and I don't remember to write it down. Its something like 1030 or 1113 yards [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
I just held in the center both ways and let'r rip. Hits in the snow looked pretty close together. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] Then I had to make the walk. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
Hits were 1 MOA low and 1 MOA to the right and about 6" apart and that's shooting prone off of a piece of carpet in the snow with a 2-bit flimsy bipod (as they all are, so far). When I get this big girl zero'd the yotes are gonna have a problem.
BTW, the damage to the frozen blow sand was very impressive. A really nice creater and shrapnel spread over a 10' circle. I appears as though those 195 WCs are build pretty good.