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BPCRs suck at Long Range!

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Unread 01-29-2008, 02:35 PM
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Barrel on Crossstixs!

Originally Posted by royinidaho View Post
And they put the cross sticks on the barrel! I said to myself, "this sure ain't gonna work" then proceeded to witness a fella shoot a sub MOA group at 500 Meters in a variable 7 mph wind.

The group was one 1 shot on each of 5 rams. I volunteered to set the targets to be sure I saw what I saw. And I saw what I saw.:eek: 5 shots in less than the width of my hand and maybe an inch of vertical. And that with the bullet in the air long enough to eat a sandwich.

They shoot 100% lead bullets that leave shiny little 'dimes' at the steel targets. Kinda cute.

I talked with the shooter. He had a rifle w/10000 recorded rounds through it. The one he was shooting that day had 5000 through it.

Maybe we ought to practice a bit more.;)

Take one of your rifles in your hand holding it by the small of the stock....hold it vertically and using a plastic hammer.....tap up and down the barrel lightly with the hammer! At some point....maybe extending back from the muzzle anywhere from 2" to 12"....there will be less VIBRATION felt in your hand and THAT is the DEAD SPOT on the barrel! That's where the sticks should be placed!!
"You don't have no idea how little I care!"

Monte Walsh
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Unread 10-19-2008, 09:48 PM
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Re: BPCRs suck at Long Range!

A good friend of mine shoots on the US muzzle loader team, he as a Parker Hale 451 and an original rifle that he routinely shoots very high 90's at 600 yds usually placing in the top three.

I was with him one day his neighbors farm shooting at 600 yds boy did he draw a crowd, they couldn't beleave he was possible to shoot a muzzle loader that far. His long range load is 540gr .451 pure lead bullet pushed by 140gr of FF. The rifle does recoil a little with that load.
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Unread 10-20-2008, 08:50 AM
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Re: BPCRs suck at Long Range!

there is a shooting range in Hotchkiss Colo named the "The Billie Dixon memorial" or something to that effect in honor of one of the longest recorded shots in history.....he made a shot on an indian on horseback at what i seem to remember as over a mile at the battle of indian wells???.....anybody out there have all the facts on this amazing feat? AJ
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Unread 10-20-2008, 09:00 AM
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Re: BPCRs suck at Long Range!

found some facts:

Billy Dixon
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Unread 10-20-2008, 10:21 AM
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Re: BPCRs suck at Long Range!

Wow! What a story (billy dixon)
i'm glad that someone out there has the same view of the sharps
that i do one of the best long rang guns ever built
i just wish i had the fund's to buy one
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