2 mile shooting 3500 yards

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by jimmym40a2, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. jimmym40a2

    jimmym40a2 Well-Known Member

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    After reading about Craig Slack and Bruce Artus hitting gongs at 3125 yards (years ago)
    http://www.northfloridashooting.com/Misc/2MilePrarieDogs/2MilePrarieDogShooters.htm

    with a 308 improved and a 338. I knew I had to do it. Skip Talbot and gang hitting a 13 foot rock at 2 miles also fed the flames for the 2 mile quest. I got a fifty and have shot it out to 2000 yards but when I got my Cheytac I knew it would do the distance.(as well as my 50) If a 240 grain Serria will do 3125 at 2400 fps (Bruce's 308 improved) My 408 (with Jamison solids) should reach 3500. This was the case yesterday. I left my house at 4 in the morning to be in place and ready to go before the sun heated things up and after the long drive and setting up my planning had paid off. My kestrel 4500 weather meter was reading 1 mph wind and 64 degrees. Conditions were perfect.(all my data was entered in my computer) My gun was zeroed at 1770 yards on the top of my ridicule of my night force NPr1 reticule. I have shot at this location before and had everything ranged with GPS, Google earth and my Barr an Stroud range finder. Within a few shots we were hitting at a mile on our target and after 8 in a row I decided to go straight to 2 miles. conditions were still perfect and I wanted to shoot before conditions changed. The target was a 6 foot rock so we could see impacts. I took my first shot and was low about 12 feet but lined up dead center. I knew if I could see impacts I could make corrections and get a hit. I have tried this before but I could not see impacts so I gave up. I tried to move my scope but I was out of elevation So I bagged down my rifle and loosened up my adjustable rings and gained some more elevation. Next shot I couldn't see any impact. This made me nervous. Next shot I saw a small dirt geyser! And after adjusting and taking a shoot I saw an impact on the top right of the boulder. Bam- I had hit at 2 miles. I was quite pumped.

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    We fired some more shots and got a few hits and some misses and decided to try it with my 50.(EDM conversion)
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    Because I lost my zero we had to monkey around to reestablish it. Before long we were hitting at a mile. With my suppressor on (which ads 18 inches) shooting this far tilts the scope into my suppressor and there was allot of mirage. I thought out to 2 miles would not work with my can on and decided to not attempt it. We spent the next few hours shooting varying distances and having a blast. t was a day I won't forget.
    I was surprised how well you can see at 2 miles with good optics. The 10 second or so flight time was pretty awesome. A few obligatory pictures.
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    I took some video but you cant see anything because it's 2 miles away!
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBtL2f64djE]Shooting 2 miles with Cheytac Intervention m200 - YouTube[/ame]
     
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  2. The Surgeon

    The Surgeon Well-Known Member

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    The 408 is on wicked weapon. Looks like GOOD TIME. I had the opportunity to sit behind on and play for a bit, all I can say its that I want my own. If I could choose between the 50 and the 408CT, it would be the 408.
     

  3. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Nice rifle! I'm more interested in the Barr and Stroud range finder. Can you still get them? Are they laser? Very curious.

    Tank
     
  4. jimmym40a2

    jimmym40a2 Well-Known Member

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    You can still fine them. The company I got mine from doesn't have them anymore. Go to my youtube channel I give a rundown on how it works. jimmym40a2 is my youtube channel.
     
  5. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    I see them on ebay occasionally. You can also search for "prismatic range finder" on google and find them on various mil surplus sites.
     
  6. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    .308 Improved? .308 Ackley Improved or???
     
  7. 3fingervic

    3fingervic Well-Known Member

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    It really makes you think twice before using the term "long range".
     
  8. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    The "longer" you are at this the more the definition of "long range" becomes "a good bit farther than I've ever successfully hit at".. .gun)

    2 miles however is "long range" even for a tank!
     
  9. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    I'm impressed with the suppressor. A 408 CheyTac with no muffs on and it looks like very mild recoil. I'm shooting a 19 lbs. 338-408 and while recoil with a muzzle brake is very manageable the noise makes your heart jump a beat. Whose suppressor are you using?
     
  10. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Both good reasons why we insisted that all later versions of the large caliber sniper rifles could be fitted with suppessors. They also reduce blast/dust signature dramatically as compared to bare or braked weaons.
     
  11. Misfire

    Misfire Well-Known Member

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    Awesome shooting!

    I bet you could see the hits on video if you had some tannerite downrange.


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  12. jimmym40a2

    jimmym40a2 Well-Known Member

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    Kevin- the suppressor is a form 1. I made it my self. You can also see my 50bmg can in the other pictures. Both metered under130db using milspec standards and 2 B&K sound meters.