.37 MOA @ 1356 yds.

Discussion in 'Extreme Long Range Hunting & Shooting (ELR)' started by COBrad, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. COBrad

    COBrad Well-Known Member

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    Getting ready for the Colorado Marmot opener August 10. Goal this year is 3/4 mile, 1320 yards. Shot this group last weekend. Heading out tomorrow to try again.
     

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  2. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Good Luck! I enjoy hearing of your marmot shooting.
     

  3. Long Time Reader

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    Good shooting. What cartridge?
     
  4. Rocky Mountain

    Rocky Mountain Well-Known Member

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    With your rifle shooting lovely groups like that you should have alot of fun:)
     
  5. COBrad

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    Rifle is a 7 rem mag shooting 180 gr Berger Hunting VLD's.
    Spec's are;
    BAT HR action, Jewell trigger, 28" fluted Kreiger #19 Hunter contour barrel .307 neck, Greybull Stock, Badger Max 50 rings, Schmidt Bender PMII 4-16 from Darrel Holland with his ART reticle.
    Built by Quarter Minute Magnums.
     
  6. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Nice shooting Brad. What was your point of aim?

    Jeff
     
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    Point of aim was about 3/4 MOA to the right. Elevation was good. On that day the wind was a little shifty, blowing primarily from right to left, and varying in speed by a couple mph. I'm using the G7 BR2 rangefinder and the windage calculation was 2.5 MOA in a 5 mph full value wind. This was the second of two similar groups, and shot in a few minutes of steady breeze that was quartering from behind me.
    The wind where I am shooting just kicks my butt. Yesterday the breeze was very shifty, blowing between 1 and 5 mph, first from one side then the other. I could not put together anything resembling a group. Finally shot one at 800 yards with the elk rifle just so I could feel like I had done something.
    I have a lot to learn about doping the wind.
     
  8. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Even a little wind at these distances can mess with you. Shooting is the only way to learn and it looks to me you are doing great.

    Good shooting.

    Jeff
     
  9. LongShotScott

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    Nice shooting Colorado! I know what you describe about the wind...this is my biggest ?? factor. Sometimes I've seen wind blowing right to left where I'm at, no wind in the bottom of the canyon, but a left to right wind on the opposite side. There is no better teacher for me than the school of "get out and do it"
    I hate the idea of burning up a great barrel, but without the practice there cannot be the confidence...a total catch 22. Have a great time with your hunt!
     
  10. trigger puller

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    Good shooting the wind! if not for that I would be a hell of shot as would everyone else. The only way to get good @ reading wind is to shoot in it which can get frustrating at times. Good luck on the hunt