700 yard .75 MOA 270 Encore group

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Robbin, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. Robbin

    Robbin Well-Known Member

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    Finally got my custom dial from Leupold. What a great addition to a scope for 63 bucks. I shoot 400 a lot with my VH reticule. So I've got reticules for 2, 3, 4, 5 and 600 yards. The 2, 3 and 4 are right on the money but the 5 and 6 allow for more drop than my 130 grain Berger VLDS drop. I ordered a custom dial and it came it so when we were done at 400, I backed up to 600, then decided to see what it could do at 700 with my last 3 shots.
    That was a 3 shot group at 700, cold barrel, 1st , 2nd and 3rd shot at that distance. I didn’t shoot a bunch and find the range.
    My custom dial on my Leupold worked perfect. I dialed to 7 (for 700 yards). I over corrected for the wind, went with 1 MOA left correction.
    Should have gone with .5 MOA correction. The group is 5.5 inches, that’s .75 MOA at that distance. The vertical spread was less than 2 inches. The wind died on one shot so I ended up with a 5.5 inch horizontal spread. It was only a 3 shot group, but not bad. Dead deer all three shots
    ....gun)

     
  2. hemiscrub

    hemiscrub Active Member

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    nice shooten, wheres the pics? you gotta love the 270.

    hs
     

  3. Robbin

    Robbin Well-Known Member

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    I don't know how to get pictures on here. I've tried in the past. Seems like I've got to post them somewhere else and link to them. But I don't have anywhere else to post them to.

    I guess I should have listed the load.

    130 grain Berger VLD
    Nosler custom brass, light neck turn
    52.3 grains of RE-17 with a MV of 3070
    Rem Large rifle primer

    I use very light neck tension..
     
  4. iSnipe

    iSnipe Well-Known Member

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    Maybe so, maybe so...

    but besides windage, etc, don't forget to dial in the Pucker Factor.

    Good shootin'!

    iSnipe :D
     
  5. Robbin

    Robbin Well-Known Member

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    ISnipe, you are correct, I've missed them a lot closer than 700! :)
     
  6. Jinx-)

    Jinx-) Well-Known Member

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    TC nice quality riffles, I tired my ICON on 500 yards it produced 0.43 MOA or 2.17” group using .308
     
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  7. cavtrooper94

    cavtrooper94 Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear it. I'm playing with my 7mm Mag Encore and hope to mount a Leupold soon. Glad to hear the potential is there.
     
  8. Robbin

    Robbin Well-Known Member

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    I would suggest a 1/4 MOA click, it doubles the amount of rise you can get in a single turn. I've got a 1/10 click. But when you settle on a load, order a custom dial from Leupold for 63 bucks. You dial the yardage and shoot.

    You need the bullet weight, caliber, BC, muzzle velocity and zero range.
    In two weeks you get a custom dial. :)

    The work great, I have three, a 223, 308 and 270.