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Best 300 yd target "visual"??

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Unread 08-06-2005, 12:30 PM
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Unread 08-06-2005, 01:20 PM
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apart from the other reccomendations, I suggest you use a target where your shooting point, square, circle or whatever it is is surrounded by others that will make centering the crosshair easier since you will have motre references. check some of the targets at mytargets.com, and remington webpage also has something useful.
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Unread 08-06-2005, 05:57 PM
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Re: Best 300 yd target \"visual\"??

Fiftydriver pretty much answered the way I would.
"Aim small, miss small" High contrast is always good .When I print targets off the net I always increase the dark. A particular target I like is available from uspalma, as a matter of fact you can get 52 free targets from them. Just do a search for free targets and the uspalma site is close to the top.
You can always change magnification to give the smallest aiming point that you can discern with any target.
When I was in the navy( yeah, the nav had shooters too!) 10 power was tops but groups were as small as represented by those shooting 2 or 3 times the mag.
hope this helps , Jimm
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Here is a link to a 300yd target from uspalma. The spacing is a little large for 20x, but is perfect for 10x. On there site I am sure you can find something you like.
300yd target
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Unread 08-08-2005, 02:40 PM
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i do all of my load testing at 100yds if you want your rifle to be on at 300yds just set your scope about 3-inches high at 100yds and that should put you in there for 300 yds. i use the little orange targets with a little black dot in the center. the smaller the thing that you are aiming at the smaller your groups will be. if your rifle dont shoot good at 100yds theres no way it will shoot good at 300yds. thats why i do all of my testing at 100yds + the wind dont play in your data very much. here's a 5-shot group that i shot with the wind blowing 20mpr + at 100 yards with my 300 win mag with 210 bergers. web page
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I have found that 100 yd. groups do not reflect the full potential of a particular load. With vld bullets seated out long it seems that I would throw the baby out with the bathwater if I did not test at longer range.
I,m sure there are more knowledgeable people than me that have experienced this (I hope [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] )
So much to learn , so little time, Jim B.
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Unread 08-09-2005, 10:50 AM
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MUCHO THANKS for all the replies. I wished I lived in the country so I could try some of these ideas before I sit down and site in for an AK carribou hunt. (I might scare the neighbors if I walk down the street and tack up some of these taget ideas to someone's tree and then look out my window with my gun!!!!) Anyhow all the ideas have me thinking that a big 5" orange circle with a possible "x" cross through the middle with electrical tape might make a really good "hybrid". I do like how bright orange shows up and that you can see bullet holes. I'm thinking the elec tape might be the right thickness for a 300yd/9power scope.
An "x" might give the effect of the diamonds.
So many good ideas here...maybe it was a good post for everyone. Thanks Again. Don Kraky
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