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Finally got my 1000 yard p-dog.

 
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Old 07-09-2008, 09:04 PM
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Finally got my 1000 yard p-dog.

For the past couple of years I have had a goal of making the VHA 1000 yard club with a run of the mill .22-250 shooting 55 grain bullets. I have been using a reworked Kimber 84M Varmint topped with a 6.5-20 Leupold with target turrets shooting 55 Horn V-Max bullets and a Remington VSSF II topped off with a 5.5-22 Nightforce shooting 55 grain Bergers.

I teach school in central Wyoming so I have plenty of time to be picky about the weather. Yesterday was calm as can be and I got a 1047 yard kill just after 7:00 am. I don't even want to dicuss the resources that went into shooting a p-dog at that distance with a .22 caliber shooting 55 grainers.

Now that I made my goal, the barrel is coming off of the Remington in favor of a .260 tube. Anyhow, I did learn a lot of stuff along the way. For instance, I once considered a varmint weight .22-250 a long range rifle. It isn't...
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:43 AM
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must be nice....

to have a rifle in your vehical on school grounds.:eek: You can't even come to work with a gun in your car here in, "the socialists republic of New Joisey".
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Old 07-10-2008, 09:26 AM
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I don't even want to dicuss the resources that went into shooting a p-dog at that distance with a .22 caliber shooting 55 grainers.
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Do you adjust the scope turrets or hold over. How much elevation did it take?
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:08 AM
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Congrats! But where's the pics?
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:29 PM
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I dial the turrets. Exbal called for 37.5 MOA but I ended up with 34 MOA. I figure the 3 foot difference is a combination of mirage, not accounting for multiple BCs, slight elevation, and mojo and/or juju.

Like a dummy I took a couple of pics of the location and my gear with my camera. The pics of the rodent corpse are on my buddy's camera. I'll post as soon as he e-mails them.


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Old 07-15-2008, 03:17 PM
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Good shooting! Glad to hear you finally made it. It is one of my goals as well.

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Old 02-20-2009, 10:08 PM
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Re: Finally got my 1000 yard p-dog.

Congrats!! not much damage at that range!
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