Between weather and schedule, I finally made it out to shoot yesterday afternoon. I finally got some of the Medium Burris 30mm Signature Zee rings, so I needed to re-sight in. Went to 100 yards from the bench off the bipod, took out the bolt looked down the bore, made some adjustment clicks and I was on paper withing 4' or so of center. Got it about 1.5" high and moved to my 200 yd paper and got it properly zeroed. There was a father and his two boys at the plinking range so I had to wait a while before I could move back to 600 yards. I had already put my target up at 600 and had drawn a 2" square bull. I also realized about this time I had left my Kestrel
at home [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img].
The guys saw what I was going to shoot and I invited them to shoot "Puff" @ 600 yards. I ended up shooting some cool BP rifle off hand (iron sights) @ 50 yards and got lucky and made a good shot. Before I shot I told them I will shoot your BP rifle if you will shoot my 7mm Dakota XP @ 600 yards-It was a deal.
We got moved back to 600 yards and we had fairly nice conditions. I guessed the wind, but ran 11 MOA for elevation. Since I was shooting on paper I couldn't see my bullet holes. I fired three shots and then we drove down to the target, made note of where my three hit (it is marked/circled in the second pic) and then drove back up and let each of them fire one shot a piece (I did some individual coaching before each shot of course). None of them had ever shot at 600 yards with anything, little alone a specialty handgun. Here is a pic with the father and his three sons and then a closer pic of the 600 yard target. All in all it was a great afternoon [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Sure feels good to get out and shoot again [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
The dad is now considering getting his first specialty handgun [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]