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....I beat my personal best!!

 
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:35 PM
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....I beat my personal best!!

Caliber = 6.5WSSM
Loading = 140 gr. Berger VLD, 44.6 gr. RL17
Velocity = 3,030 fps


...this past April 2nd...my longest confirmed kill on a g'hog was a paced/stepped off 578 paces....this shot was accomplished back in 1992
with a custom 25-06.

well today....I just set my personal best record....


drum roll please........


617 yards...as lasered with my Leica LRF 1200.

..not bad for an Ohio boy!!, eh??


Here was my shot sequence today:


1st shot = 234 yards = 1 kill

2nd shot = 452 yards = 1 miss [shot over]

3rd shot = same g'hog 450 yards = 1 kill

4th shot = 274 yards = 1 kill

5th shot = 617 yards, I held off to the right about 4 inches = 1 kill

6th shot = 405 yards = 1 kill

7th shot = 37 yards, Big Old Male...I actually held on his backline = 1 kill


All shooting was done off a Harris Bipod and my custom back bipod...


Soon I will be breaking out the portable bench!!


I did learn my lesson on the 1st miss @452 yards....there is about a 150 feet downward elevation change.....I have a gong I built at work and I will be "ringing" that at extreme ranges just to verify.

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Old 04-17-2010, 08:57 PM
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Re: ....I beat my personal best!!

sounds like a successful day. Good shooting.
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Old 04-25-2010, 09:23 PM
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Re: ....I beat my personal best!!

6.5,
Nice shooting! I know how much fun groundhog hunting (shooting) is. I used to thoroughly enjoy myself just spending the day busting whistlepigs. JohnnyK.
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Old 04-26-2010, 06:54 AM
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Re: ....I beat my personal best!!

Very nice shooting.

I'm building a gong next week. Feel free to pass on any tips about what or what doesn't work.
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:17 AM
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Re: ....I beat my personal best!!

Great shooting. keep at it and before you know it you'll probably be out at 7-800 yards.
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