1342 yards. De 338 edge

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Down Under Hunter, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Heres a group I shot this morning with my Carlock 338 EDGE.

    Conditions were

    Alt 178 FT
    Temp 57 F
    29.68 BP
    70 % H

    My new swinging target was placed at 1342 yards.

    Now as I was getting all my gear together to shoot the wind picked up to a small gale... So I nearly did not shoot.. But then thought " What the hell ! ".. Lets do it..

    Getting 38.25 up and calling the wind at 4-5 mph from 8 oclock I fired my first round... Whoa... about 4 ft right of the target with good elevation. So I got straight behind the spotter and could see about half way to the target the wind was roaring left to right.

    Next shot I called 10 mph wind same elevation with 5.25 wind. Hit on the bottom right. So holding slightly further left I fired 2 more for this group. Group was 11 " side to side and 3 " top to bottom.
    In a gusty 10 mph wind I thought this was fairly decent ?

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    Getting ready to go..

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    Target and gear back at the house..

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    Close up of the group. First was on the right and the next 2 middle and 3 left.

    I would never fire at game in these conditions but it was a learning experience.. Thats what it's all about really.

    Cheers

    DUH
     
  2. Topshot

    Topshot Well-Known Member

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    Hey DUH,
    Good shooting mate. If that was a big stag, on a still day, he would be in trouble...........

    That steel plate looks quite thin. What sort of steel is it? All my gongs are 20mm MS Plate and weigh a lot.
     

  3. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    thanks for sharing, good shooting. what's the gizmo in front of the turrets?
     
  4. buckbrush

    buckbrush Well-Known Member

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    Nice shooting. That is a beautiful gun. What stock is that?

    Thanks.
     
  5. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Howdy mate !

    Not sure what plate it is. It's cheap.. so it's good !

    I think they use it to make tipper bodys with it ?

    DUH
     
  6. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Hey Dave !

    It's a leupy steel tape with all my corrections out to 1000 yards, so when I dont have time for the pda just pull it out for the dope. Nothing beats the program for dead on accuracy though ! Sure beats stick on stuff !

    Cheers

    DUH
     
  7. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Its a HS Precision Series 1 Sendero with a Defensive Edge Cheeckpiece. For me personally I find it far more user friendly than the series 2. My only complaint with it is that if you are really low to the ground prone it could do with more of a tactical pistol grip upright feel.

    Glad you like the gun.

    DUH
     
  8. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    I love that smiley face in the scope cover!!!! Too cool!

    BTW, good shooting.
     
  9. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Cheers mate !

    DUH
     
  10. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    DUH,
    Nice shooting and very nice looking rifle you got there. Like that color stock. Is that painted or as it came? JohnnyK.
     
  11. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    Great shooting as soon as I shoot out my custom barrel I'm going .338 :D
     
  12. LRSickle

    LRSickle Well-Known Member

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    Great looking gun DUH and awesome group! Now I REALLY can't wait for delivery of my Defensive Edge in early 2010. Cheers.
     
  13. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Nice shooting! I seem to recall you took a stag this past year at 900+. Must not have been windy that day.
     
  14. Steve7mm08

    Steve7mm08 Well-Known Member

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    Nice shooting, mine has not been past 750 yet, had the gong and target board set up at 1002yds but got my truck stuck driving back to the shooting position, then spent rest of day mustering help and getting out!