1502 Yard Video

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Jon A, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. Jon A

    Jon A Well-Known Member

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    I did a little playing around with some new gadgets (video/spotter connector/support, etc) and made my first attempt at editing together video and pictures, etc. I figured some might find it interesting:

    1502 Yards

    That was also my first time shooting that rifle at a "proper" target that far away. Damn, it makes 1000 seem easy. Enjoy.
     
  2. ss7mm

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    Jon:

    Cool video. 1500 sure does make the shorter ones seem a lot easier doesn't it?:):)

    Did you make the mount for your camera/scope or did you buy it?

    Where do you find country like that living on the coast?:):D:)

    I really like that boom...........................................................................ding:)
     

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    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Jon A,

    It gives me the chills. I'm amazed you were able to record that and group it like that from your truck's hood. Great work! GREAT WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  4. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Super!Shooting to 1500 yards is tuff enough getting it on film is just plain cool!
    How do you like the reticle in the spotter? I was thinking about getting one for my TGA75 but was waiting for a review from someone.Does it match the MP-8?
    Is that camera adapter available or something you made up yourself?
     
  5. Jon A

    Jon A Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. Here is the specs on the stuff:

    Video:
    Meopta TGA 75 Spotting Scope with 30X wide angle ranging reticle eyepiece.
    Lens adapter to the Sony Digital 8 Handycam from http://www.lensadapter.net/ .
    Bogen/Manfrotto 3420 Telephoto Lens Support.
    Bogen/Manfrotto 3021BPRO Tripod Legs with 701RC2 Video Fluid Head (RC2 Quick Release).

    Rifle:
    Sporter weight Browning A-Bolt hunting rifle. Lilja barrel, McMillan stock, APS Smithing job.
    IOR 4-14X50 Tactical. Badger rings. My own base.
    300 RUM, 94 grains Retumbo, 208 A-Max, Virgin Nosler brass, 3150 fps.
     
  6. Jon A

    Jon A Well-Known Member

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    Far from the coast, of course. :D That was from my "real home" in Montana. ;)
    I like it a lot. It matches the MP-8 or any other Mil reticle just fine as it's simply a Mil reticle with 1/2 Mil hash marks. It gives a FOV about as large as most 20X scopes which is really nice. About my only complaint would be eye relief could be a bit longer. It doesn't bother me looking through it but I can't get the full FOV with cameras. But the usefullness of the reticle for stuff like this far overshadows that IMHO.
     
  7. Buffalobob

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    Wonderful video and some great shooting.
     
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    Another Coasty with his real home in Montana......it is nice to venture over to the "homeland" every couple of months.

    Nice video and great shooting
     
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