1st 1000 yard group

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by jkupper, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. jkupper

    jkupper Well-Known Member

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    Here is the picture of the first 1000 yard group that I have ever shot from our outing yesterday.

    Gun

    Remington 700 SPS in 7 RM
    ASI Maxi Brake
    Harris 6-9 bipod

    Ammunition

    Winchester cases
    WLMR primers
    65.5 gr H1000
    168 gr VLD seated .01" off the lands
    2890 fps

    I was pretty happy with this as it was my first group at 1000 yards. It measured 8 inches of vertical and 6.25 inches of horizontal. Still sub MOA, but I'm sure the gun can do better than that. It would have helped to have had a point of aim painted in the middle of the gong. I also did not take into account that I was shooting about 5 degrees uphill, but for my first group at this distance I will take it. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shot hits at that distance make me :D
     

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  2. longrangefreek

    longrangefreek Well-Known Member

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    very nice shooting
     

  3. Rocky Mountain

    Rocky Mountain Well-Known Member

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    The first 1000 yard group sure dose put a smile on anyone face :)
     
  4. No Fear in Accuracy

    No Fear in Accuracy Well-Known Member

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    Pretty impressive for the first time.

    You will shoot much better in time.
     
  5. Centxshooter

    Centxshooter Well-Known Member

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    Great job and welcome to the long range bug gun)
     
  6. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    That is great! Good job!
     
  7. rick523

    rick523 Well-Known Member

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    Nice shooting, looks like you might have to get thicker steel.:D
     
  8. mconwa951

    mconwa951 Well-Known Member

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    Damn fine shooting! I wish I had a place I could play at 1000yds but gotta go west a ways before I find that kind of open ground.
     
  9. jkupper

    jkupper Well-Known Member

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    It is nice to be able to drive a mile from my house and be able to shoot further than any centerfire rifle is capable of shooting. The only bad part is that there is nobody near me who shoots long range, so I am having to learn as I go and from this site.
     
  10. jkupper

    jkupper Well-Known Member

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    No doubt! I was surprised that the bullet still had enough umph to go through a 3/8's thick manhole cover, especially since I am not really pushing those 168 gr VLD's hard at all.
     
  11. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Alot of people underestimate the magnum 7 calibers for long range. Pokin holes in 3/8" steel plate at 1K means it should definitely go through an elk no problem. Alot of people don't realize how much force it takes to push a thin copper jacketed chunk of lead through solid hot-forged steel plate....Your bullet was still movin pretty good if it punched clean through.