Got to shoot again this weekend. It was a ton of fun. We started at 500, and backed up 100 yards at a time. We stopped at 1000. I was ringing' the gong almost every time at 1000!!!!!! This was my first try for the big 1K!
I don't know what the hell to do now. Buy a bigger gun?? The 300 ultra looks impressive. 1500 rounds barrel life? Maybe a 300 win mag.
I was just flippin' through a few reloadin' manuals. The highest bc I founded listed was .625 for the 7mm 162 A max. The 7mm stw looked like it could put the high bc to good use. I wouldn't expect much barrel life out of it iether?
I shoot 140 sst's with a bc of .495. Where would I find higher bc hunting bullets for my 270? Will they fit in a magazine? Or are they looong?
Anyway, I went from first 500 to first 1000!!! Bonk!!!
Well, the gong goes bonk at 500. At 1000, it's more like diing. And ya have time to lift an ear muff.
Wind comes and goes. The last day shooting, using the same hold for windage on two consecutive shots wouldn't work. But the wind was mild! I don't know about the wind. I suspect the wind will be the most challenging aspect of this long range fun.
Actually don't want a bigger gun. I want a smaller gun. A 6mm of some sort. What barrel twist do I need to stabilize, say, 105's?
DO a search on 243AI. Someone on here is doing good stuff with one. Shooting 107gr bullets.
I'd recommend a 6.5-06AI or 6.5-284AI. Then you could jump up to 120 gr bullets and bring home some venisons. Or maybe even 140grainers.
Do the searches the twists are out there.
The smaller cals would reduce the cost of shootin and they buck the wind better than the 277.
I'm gettin' kind of tired of sending so many 338 cal bullets down range. Kind of eats into the budget a bit. But Midway has some 250 CTs for 9.99 which is a steal.
Just learned my long range shooter has been set back 6 weeks, and that's before it even gets started to be built. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
That means my 338 PWM will be finished first. That one's gonna be a 'real' story. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
I may be the slowest guy on the mountain . . . . but . . . . I'm on the mountain!
Ok, now you're going to have to bring me up to speed on a couple things. Lets start with the Ackley. I hear and read AI all over the place. As I'm not into custom rigs or wildcats yet, I don't know who Ackley is, or how he improves everything [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]. Tell me the story.
What's a PWM? And if it's not a long range shooter, what is? How many rigs ya got bein' built at the same time? If this is where the future leads, I'd better get out now [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img].
Pushed back another six weeks? From what I've read, ya may not have that long! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]