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Old 01-14-2006, 02:47 PM
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first shots at 500

I had my first succesful attempt at 500 this morning! Some friends and I went coyote hunting. I brought my 270 with freshly bedded action and new scope along. I also put in my 14" gong.

After a few uneventful stands the wind started to pick up. We decided to set up my gong and try some long range shots. I dialed the elevation, and guessed the wind a little over ten mph. I held for the wind, and let one go. With the stout wind, and wet ground, niether spotter saw the shot. Two more shots with the same result.

I then dialed back down, and shot a target at 100. This showed the wind blowing harder than I'd guessed. After cranking back to 500 I held a full 2' into the wind. Bonk!
Bonk, bonk, bonk...First 500 yard five shot group is about 4 inches wide and 2 inches tall, in a hard wind! Under 1 moa at fifteen mph!

My fiends then each tried a few shots trying to hold for both elevation and wind. Two nicks, but no bonk. Meanwhile, I dialed back to 100 and shot my target again to see if my scope would come back to the same place, it did. When they gave up, I dialed my scope back up, and held for the wind again. Bonk, bonk, bonk...

[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I'll be sportin' a grin for the rest of the day! Unfortunately we were out of time. So, 'til next time, I'm excited.

Happy hunting!
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Old 01-14-2006, 03:01 PM
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Re: first shots at 500

Well done!
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Old 01-14-2006, 03:06 PM
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GRIT,
Congratulations Bro! Becomes addicting pretty fast, don't it?? Thanks for the write up!
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Old 01-14-2006, 04:38 PM
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Re: first shots at 500

Grit

Technical name is SWAG [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img].........
Scienctific Wild Ass Guess. that sort acheivement lasts for a long while,You do realise you may have to find new freinds if you keep it up, [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Old 01-14-2006, 05:49 PM
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The swag made me smile. I have a story about swag. I am a building contractor. Upon completing a particularly tricky barrel vault recently, the homeowner asked, "How in the world did you figure that out"? To which I replied, " Actually, I used the swag method. I've found it can be the only sytem that works for these situations". "Ahh, I see", said the homeowner. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Old 01-14-2006, 08:26 PM
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Nice shootin'!!!! It's not as tough as some people think. A little homework and a practice and you can make hits w/regularity @ even greater ranges. Next time, set her up @ 600 yds!!!
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Ol Grit's gettin' 'er done [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Good goin'
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