30-338WM and a scope swap :)

Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by Buttermilk, Sep 13, 2013.

  1. Buttermilk

    Buttermilk Well-Known Member

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    Swapped out scopes and got resighted in. I swapped scopes on a couple of my guns. I put a ballistic plex reticle Burris on my T/C Encore that had a target turret version of the same scope. The target turret version went back on my XP-100 7BR.

    My best group to date with this gun and load.
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    My second best group to date with this gun/load.
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    This load nearly perfectly matches the BP reticle. I still need to shoot to confirm.

    Winner winner chicken dinner. :)

    Regards
    Rog
     

  2. Buttermilk

    Buttermilk Well-Known Member

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    The business end:
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    Regards
    Rog
     

  3. clemens

    clemens Well-Known Member

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    Very nice. How is the recoil with that?
     
  4. Buttermilk

    Buttermilk Well-Known Member

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    Clemens, the recoil is quite stout, but the barrel is rather heavy (0.850" across the flats - 0.920" diameter) so that really helps keep recoil tolerable. A lighter contour barrel would certainly benefit from a muzzle brake.

    Regards
    Rog
     
  5. Rupe

    Rupe Well-Known Member

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    Very nice looking handgun!
     
  6. Buttermilk

    Buttermilk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Rupe!


    I did a bit of shooting over the weekend to confirm the bullet drop at 300 yds using the Ballistic Plex reticle with a 100 yd zero.

    I only shot 3 shots, and using my backpack as a rest, I put the three shots in the center of a piece of 8.5x11" copy paper. I didn't measure the group as I wasn't really shooting for group. Just wanted to confirm bullet trajectory.

    I've never shot at 300 yds with the exception of killing an antelope back in 2011 (287 yds, and using a standard reticle Burris 3x-12x), so I was curious about the Ballistic Plex reticle and the 30-338WM load I'm using.

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    Don't know who the ugly guy is that photobombed the pic... :)

    I had trouble holding steady using my backpack as a rest, but I'll work on that.

    It appears that it matches pretty closely, and the ballistic program I'm using says it should be spot on.

    I plan to shoot at 400 yds as soon as I get time and find a place that will allow me to shoot that far.

    Regards,
    Rog
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2013
  7. Rupe

    Rupe Well-Known Member

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    Looks to me that your getting it dialed in. Little more fiddling and shooting with a steadier rest you'll have it! Good job!

    Rupe