338 EDGE vs 1276 yd plate round # 2

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  1. Shawn Carlock

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    Went out to setup for another LRH class this weekend and found myself in some rare perfect conditions. I posted proir shooting at this distance and sight.
    CONDITIONS
    Distance: 1276 yards
    Downhill .98 cos
    Temp 78 deg
    Humidity 58%
    Bar 26.3 ( station )
    Elevation 3642 ft
    Wind 1-2 mph from cooling air coming down the 3 draws I have to shoot across, very consistant

    Elevation Adjustment - up 33.00 MOA
    Windage Adjustment - right 1.25 MOA

    Position - 9-13" "s" bipod and fanny poack rear

    First shot was dead center for wind at 6:00 almost off the plate low, fired the second shot just to be sure I hadn't errored and placed that shot just to the right 2" same elevation, fired the 3rd shot and was not able to see the impact ( later found that it dead centered the post just below the plate). Corrected elevation up .75 moa and fired the 3 shots centered and slightly high, for 2 back to back sub 5" groups at 1276 yards. So since the conditions were so good I located a spot at 1974 yards, a bare dirt area with some stumps in it from a old burn. I dialed 74.25 moa up and 3.00 moa right, forst shot impact was 1 moa high, still left .50 moa. I made the corrections and held on a rock that appeared to be just over 1 moa wide and slightly taller or about 2x2 feet. 1 st shot dusted high on the rock. Figured I'd quite on a high note and packed it up. You just have to love really long range rifles.
     
  2. lovdasnow

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    WOW! great shooting, thanks for sharing pics and the story. keep it up
     

  3. Eaglet

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    An average of 0.380 MOA @ 1276 yards is indeed enviable!
    Awesome shooting!
     
  4. hillbillybear

    hillbillybear Well-Known Member

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    Very Nice /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

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  5. bailey1474

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    Absolutly amazing!!! The edge is looking better and better to me all the time.
     
  6. srhaggerty

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    Shawn, what kind of plate is that?
     
  7. Shawn Carlock

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    It is 1/2" Hardox 40 18"x18". Expect to pay around 100.00 for a piece. It is alot of $ but has most of the proprties of AR500 but you can weld it. I welded a 4x4 stake pocket to the back and plant posts where I might want to shoot at it.
     
  8. srhaggerty

    srhaggerty Well-Known Member

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    I will have to call around and see where I can find some. How much does it weigh?
     
  9. JD338

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    Great shooting Shawn!
    Nice looking rifle too.
    What scope are you using?

    JD338
     
  10. steelhead

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    Once again, excellent shooting Shawn!

    At the West Coast Tactical match last weekend after the match was over I dialed in on a bush that we knew was 1600 yards away. The bush was about 2 feet wide by 2 feet tall. I dialed in 41.5 up and with a full wind of 6 to 7 mph from left to right I dialed in 8.5 left. With this I was able to consistantly fire 5 shots into this bush. I let others try the rifle out and everyone of them was right on elevation wise, with just a couple of shots hitting to the left of the bush.

    This rifle and cartridge are just flat out amazing! I love it!

    Devin
     
  11. Shawn Carlock

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    It weighs quite a bit probably 40lbs or so.

    The scope is a Nightforce NXS 5.5-22 - 50 mm NP-R2
     
  12. JD338

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    Shawn,

    How does the Nosler 225 gr AB fair in the 338 Edge at long range?

    JD338
     
  13. Shawn Carlock

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    It shoots extreamly flat for a ways, but does not carry the energy or buck the wind as well as the 300 SMK. It has been a long time but I do believe it ran around 3300 fps.
     
  14. steelhead

    steelhead Well-Known Member

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    Shawn,

    Is that the same rifle you used last time? If so, you've painted it since, eh? Looks good!

    How do you like those Seekin rings over the NF rings?

    Devin